Mechanical Engineering Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of at least 6 of the Achievement Standard credits at Level 2 Mechanical Engineering or by approval of the HOD. 

Mechanical Engineering Level 3

A workshop course with the emphasis on practical skills leading to greater knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering systems and implementations. Credits are obtained by a combination of theory and practical based assessment provided through Competenz, as well as NCEA achievement standards. The achievement standards add up to create an university entrance bucket.

Not all standards will be assessed for every student. A selection will be chosen to suit chosen projects. Likely credits will be around 14-20 in total for the year. 

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Vehicle Groomer/Cleaner, Mechanical Engineer, Tow Truck Operator, Tyre Technician, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Mine/Quarry Manager, Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Marine Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65 for take home projects

Pathway Tags

Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtspers


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.