Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4)


Online with block courses in Dunedin or Cromwell 


Online, night classes and block courses 

  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    1 February 2019

Build on the skills and knowledge you gained in the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

This qualification is designed for those who are interested in a career as an Automotive Electrical Engineer. 

During this programme, you will learn how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair electrical and electronics faults in a range of vehicles. 

Career opportunities

Graduates could progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 5) if they wished to continue studying or alternatively would be qualified to take on senior positions in an automotive workshop.

Entry requirements 

All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:

  • must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0 OR
  • must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.

Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills. 

You will study
Course name Level Credit
Effective Workplace Maintenance and Safety 4 15
Steering and Suspension 4 15
Braking and Electronic Control 4 15
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning 4 15
Starting, Charging and Batteries 4 20
Petrol Fuel and Emission Control Systems 4 15
Body Control Electronics and System Software 4 20
Safety Systems 4 15
High Voltage Systems 4 15
Driveline Systems 4 15
Diesel Fuel and Emission Control Systems 4 15
Electrical Systems 4 15
For more information

Please email ECLAdmin@op.ac.nz

Programme leader: Hamish Miller: hamish.miller@op.ac.nz  | 03 4796115


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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