Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Learn engineering theory and the applied and practical skills required to work in a wide range of industries, and gain a deep understanding of your area of specialisation through an industry-based project. Mechanical, Civil and Electrical specialties available.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of civil engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of electrical engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Want to become a skilled and competent mechanical engineering technician? This programme will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering processes and theory.

Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts July, 2018
  • Apply now

Now you can start your journey to becoming an engineering technician no matter what your academic background! Successful completion of this programme will give you a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and enable entry into our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin and Central Otago (Cromwell)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply by early December (late applications may be accepted dependent on places)

Learn how to service general automotive systems. This qualification is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. Our Dunedin intake is full but currently waitlisting.

New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Electrical and Electronics) or (Light Vehicle)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Build on the skills and knowledge you developed in the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3). Upon successful completion, you will be a qualified automotive technician. This programme is not available to international students.

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3)

  • Online with block courses in Central Otago
  • 6 months
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2018
  • Apply now

Ideal whether you're new to, or already within the bicycle industry. Gain the skills and knowledge to work as a service technician or bicycle assembler within a bicycle workshop.

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)*

  • Online with block courses in Central Otago
  • 6 months
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July, 2018
  • Apply now

Ideal if you're a bicycle service technician and want to gain further skills and knowledge. Graduates will be able to work in roles such as bicycle mechanics or team mechanics or you may choose to move into self-employment in the bicylce industry.

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This hands-on qualification is designed for people already working in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing and fabrication industries — or for people who would like to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering these industries.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Want to enter the electrical industry but not sure where to start? This project-based qualification will provide you with the skills to enter employment in non-registration areas of this industry such as electrical security, appliance servicing and automation. Alternatively, if you want to become an electrician, this is the ideal pre-apprentice preparation.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)*

  • Dunedin
  • One year, full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Gain the skills and knowledge to work independently as a commercially competent electrician.

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)

  • Central
  • One year, full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This Youth Guarantee programme is available to 16-19 year olds who have been thinking about leaving school or who have left school and are not sure how to enter higher education or employment. Get the practical skills you need to advance into Level 3 and 4 apprenticeship-based qualifications. You will complete 160 hours of work experience and undertake a lot of hands-on learning in our on-site automotive workshop.

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Foundation Skills) (Level 1)

  • Central or Dunedin
  • Starts to be confirmed
  • Apply anytime

Gain the foundation skills and knowledge required for further training in the motor industry. This programme is only available to Year 11-13 Otago secondary school students through the Otago Secondary Tertiary College.

Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May, 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

Are you a 16-19 year old and feel that school wasn't right for you? Study this hands-on Youth Guarantee programme and you will gain crucial skills for your future and pay no fees (conditions apply)!