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Our electrical and electronic engineering courses are practical and hands-on. You’ll spend lots of time in the workshops and labs trying out the latest electronics equipment. It’s a great place to practice using workbench-simulated circuits, electronic workbenches and lab volt electronic computer hardware.
Study electrical engineering and you’ll learn how to test circuits, repair faults, pre-wire electrical installations and connect electric motors and transformers.
Study electronic engineering and you’ll focus on analogue, digital and computer electronics.
The certificate level electrical engineering courses are great preparation for an apprenticeship as an electrician or electrical engineer. They give you a good grounding in electrical theory, as well as teaching you about the equipment you’ll use on the job and safe working techniques.
Whatever you choose you’ll be supervised by our expert staff who have years of experience in electrical, electronics and computer engineering.
Programmes and study path
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)||3||One year (full time), part time options available||Electrician||February or July|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)||3||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||This programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level.||February or July|
|New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Power systems engineer, Electrical engineer, Electrical services engineer, Electronics engineer, Computer engineer, Control systems engineer, Telecommunications engineer, Robotics/automation engineer||February or July|
|New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic)||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Electronics engineer, Computer engineer, Control systems engineer, Telecommunications engineer, Robotics/automation engineer||February or July|
|Bachelor of Applied Technology - Electrotechnology||7||Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available||Computer engineer/technologist, Design draftsperson, Digital systems technologist, Electrical engineer/technologist, Electronics engineer/technologist, Mechatronics engineer/technologist, Project leader, Technical manager||February or July|
|Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)||7||Full-time for three years or part-time options available||Electronics engineer, Electrical engineer, Electrical services engineer, Power systems engineer, Control systems engineer, Robotics/automation engineer, Marine electronics engineer||March or July|
|National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician)||3, 4||Electrician, Appliance technician, Electrical engineer, Industrial controller, Power electrical/electronics specialist, Security installer||This programme is no longer offered except to ITO students|
|Electrical Appliance Service Person Endorsed to Disconnect and Reconnect||This short course will permit you to carry out maintenance, testing and supervision of work carried out on 250V appliances and equipment designed to connect.|
|Electrician Stage Three Practical Assessment ETECS179||Completion of this assessment only course is for those who require Stage Three assessing.|
|Electrician Stage One and Two Practical Assessment ETECS178||Completion of this assessment only course is for those who require Stage One and Stage Two assessing.|
|Programmable Logic Controllers||In this short course you’ll learn how to apply and operate programmable logic controllers covering terms associated with PLC’s and transducers.|
|EWRB Practicing License S176||This course is for those who wish to renew their practising license and are EWRB registered.|
|Electrical Service Technician (EST)||This short course will permit you to carry out maintenance, testing and supervision of work carried out on 400V appliances and equipment designed to connect.|
|Introduction to Electronics||Are you curious about electronics? Do often find yourself wondering how things work? Then this Introduction to Electronics is for you.|