This online course will introduce you to the basic fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines.
Cost20252024$801 NZ Domestic
Delivery typeOnline only
Teaching weeks 16 weeks
Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
Exam dates2024 OfferingsFeb - 31 May 2024
Jun - 27 Sep 2024
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the fundamentals of statics, dynamics and mechanic energy concepts
- Evaluate direct stress and strain, and derive elastic properties from tensile test results
- Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering properties of fluids and apply the fundamentals of hydrostatics
- Demonstrate an understanding of electrical voltage, current and resistance and explain the difference between AC and DC
- Demonstrate awareness of the New Zealand Electricity system and describe some of its safety features
- Demonstrate an understanding of heat energy and transfer; temperature and humidity of air
Assessment for this course is:
- 50% internally assessed
- 50% examination.
For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times go to our exam page:
There is a textbook required for this course: Engineering Mechanics by Val Ivanoff ISBN: 9780071010030
Visit our textbook page for more information.
A 2 1/2 day Laboratory is a requirement for this course.
The venue for these Laboratories may be either Christchurch, Wellington or Hamilton.
For courses starting in February, laboratories will be held during the term 1 school holidays,
For courses starting in June, laboratories will be during the term 3 school holidays.
Your lecturer/tutor will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the course, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.
Computer and internet requirements
To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Certificate of Proficiency
Course availability over the next 12 months