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What will I learn?

Prepare for higher level study in engineering.

This programme is a pathway for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

It covers skills for academic study, engineering maths and engineering physics.

Please note: the majority of courses within this programme are only available in Christchurch.

Successful completion of this qualification does not guarantee entry to the pathway programme of study. Entry requirements for these programmes still apply.

Career Opportunities:

The certificate will introduce you to engineering and prepare you for further study by developing your skills for academic study.

Study Pathways:

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can continue your studies with the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Study options

Full Time (19 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$10,775.00 (US$ 6,049) per year
NZ $10,775 for the entire course
Start date

20 February 2023

Venue

Ara Institute of Canterbury

City Campus,

130 Madras Street,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Christchurch Central,

8011, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits (with a strength in Algebra for the Engineering Pathway and Numeracy for other pathways)

Or

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English requirements:

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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