If you’re into making and fixing things and like working with your hands, then chances are you’ll make a really good mechanical engineer.
This challenging programme will see you working in NMIT’s Mechanical Engineering workshops learning how to machine, weld and fabricate with metal. During the year you’ll design, build and race a grass kart with your team mates. Training is pretty much hands-on – so be prepared to get stuck in.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Year 1
- Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements on engineering worksites.
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites.
- Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry.
- Perform basic fabrication operations under supervision.
- Assemble mechanical components under supervision.
- Year 2
- Produce simple engineering component drawings using CAD software.
- Produce components by performing basic engineering turning operations.
Note: Some unit standards may change. Final information on the standards specific to your course will be available prior to starting your programme.
If circumstances change there could be a mix models of delivery e.g online, face to face one day per week or block options.
Level 2. This programme offers two year levels
Starts: February 2021
9am to 2.30pm Fridays
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/ Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- Tertiary Pre-Employment Training at NMIT L3 in Engineering
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Engineering Degrees in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Design
- Business Owner
- Heavy Fabrication Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
- Maintenance and Diagnostics Engineer
- Machinist and Toolmaker
- Refrigeration Engineer
- Marine Engineer
- Sheet Metal Fabricator
- Architect or Civil Drafter
- Hydraulics Engineer
- Structural Steel Engineer
- CAD Operator
- Mechanical Engineer
The Mechanical Engineering Trades programme has been the highlight of Karl’s Year 12. He enjoys the fact that the students do their theory work at the start of the morning and then have all the rest of the day to work on their engineering project.
Karl is part of a team of five students working together to design and build a grass kart that they will take to the race competition at the end of the year. “The facilities here at NMIT are really big, with heaps of equipment. It’s like working in a real engineering workshop. I work part time at a local engineering business and it’s great to be able to combine the skills that I’m getting at Trades with this work experience. My goal is to get an engineering fabricator apprenticeship when I leave school.”
Kayla values the expertise and support she gets from her tutors at Trades. “They have a good sense of humour and are easy to talk to. They’re also really practical and see the potential in us.”