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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time.
This programme consists of 70 Credits. The courses include:
Mechanical Engineering Site Safe, Health and Safety (10 Credits)
Students will learn the application of the appropriate health and safety legislation and workplace safety requirements. After this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding and application of the relevant legislation associated with the H&S Acts and Regulations relating to your engineering sector in your role.
- Implement hazard identification and control procedures in accordance with a site safety plan for the sector.
- Carry out an accident/incident investigation in accordance with a site safety plan.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of techniques to modify employee behaviour to improve safety on an engineering site.
Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills (40 Credits)
Students will learn to apply advanced technical and/or operational skills and knowledge to mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, or fabrication processes, including critical problem-solving skills. After this course, you will be able to:
- Identify, scope, and negotiate a complex project in your own specialist area of discipline, whether it is mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, or fabrication processes.
- Design the process/plan by which goals will be achieved.
- Implement the process/plan while modifying as appropriate.
- Present/deliver a progress report at the agreed milestone stages.
- Produce a report outlining and critiquing the project process/plan and outcomes.
Mechanical Engineering Quality Systems (10 Credits)
Students will learn to apply effective and efficient processes and principles and quality systems within their engineering-related area of control. After this course, you will be able to:
- Propose a schedule of planned maintenance and replacement to maintain quality to your own engineering-related area of control.
- Plan and design a continuous improvement strategy considering resource inputs (human and materials), applications, and solutions to achieve the company’s operational goals.
Mechanical Engineering Training and Supervision (10 Credits)
Students will train or mentor people to ensure quality mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, or fabrication outcomes. After this course, you will be able to:
- Analyse, evaluate, and make informed judgements across the different levels of responsibilities between supervision and coordination/delegation across and down teams according to the level of your limits within the engineering-related area of control.
- Negotiate an activity/task to develop a skill level for an apprentice or person in training within their scope of engineering practice and assess for competency.