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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 29000

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*Subject to change and other fees
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24 months


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Program Overview

Do you dream of designing electric generators, internal combustion engines or steam and gas turbines? Our two-year, high value course of study will enable you to conceive, design and build power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, elevators and escalators and more.The course acts as a foundational year for advanced mechanical engineering and is designed to upskill you for advanced studies, leading to career opportunities such as becoming a mechanical engineer, mechanical design engineer, mechanical field engineer, piping engineer or a mechanical project engineer.

Learn how to:

  • Design machines.
  • Use lathes, shaping machines, milling machines, welders and more.
  • Use cutting-edge 3D modelling software including SolidWorks and Autocade.
  • Produce drawings to industry standards. 
  • Work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, and other industry professionals.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 14 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required to be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12/High school diploma OR
    • Equivalent qualifications (eg. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge), OR
    • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.

    6 IELTS Score
    60 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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    We have a wide range of scholarships available for domestic prospective and current students that can help you fund your study. Be sure to check scholarship details and application end dates. Please note that the scholarships are administered by a variety of different institutions and organizations, not just SIT. Eligibility criteria and application processes will differ depending on the scholarship and administering body.

    We have a range of scholarships that prospective SIT International Students can apply for to help assist them with their fees.

    MFAT New Zealand Scholarships for International Students

    The New Zealand Government offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study in New Zealand. These scholarships are from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade New Zealand.  Southern Institute of Technology is proud to be one of only eleven approved New Zealand education institutions for these scholarships. Learn More.

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    Many scholarships for international students - including PhD scholarships and scholarships for Masters’ degrees - are offered by the New Zealand Government, other governments, educational institutions and philanthropists. 

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