Get your career started in the automotive industry with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering.
Learn how to service general automotive systems and gain the essential skills needed for an entry-level position in automotive engineering.
Take your passion for cars or bikes, develop technical skills, and hone your problem solving of engineering issues to lay the foundation for an exciting career.
UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering is an ideal place to start in the industry, which is riding the wave of technical innovation.
Automotive Workshop Safety (10 Credits)
Learn to identify and consistently apply policies, procedures and regulations that ensure safe and effective working practices in an automotive workshop.
Basic Repair and Modification of Automotive Components (15 Credits)
Safely and correctly use hand and power tools and workshop engineering equipment to complete basic automotive engineering workshop tasks. The course covers:
Material types and properties
SI symbols (International System of Units)
Principles behind basic fabrication techniques
Principles behind use of specialist tools
Hand tools - hacksaw, internal and external threading tools, stud extractor, files, measuring and marking out tools
Power tools - drilling machinery
Basic equipment - electric welding equipment, gas welding equipment
Workshop engineering equipment - material types/properties, basic fabrication (heating, cutting, welding, threading, fastening systems)
Engines (15 Credits)
Learn to identify the components of an engine; strip, measure, reassemble and start an engine; and carry out tuning for four stroke spark ignition (SI) and/or compression ignition (CI) engines.
Engine Systems (10 Credits)
Learn the function, purpose and location of engine systems and undertake basic servicing of engine systems. The course covers:
Driveline Systems (10 Credits)
Learn the function, purpose and location of driveline systems and undertake basic servicing of driveline systems.
Electrical and Electronics (15 Credits)
Learn automotive electrical and electronic principles and how to conduct basic checks and repairs on wiring and lighting systems.
Starting and Charging Systems (10 Credits)
Learn about starting, charging and ignition systems with appropriate tools, equipment and processes.
Electronic Controls, High Voltage Systems and HVAC (10 Credits)
Learn about the function and purpose of control systems, the tools and processes to check the operation of electronic control systems and the operation and safety processes of high voltage systems.
Brake Systems (10 Credits)
Learn about the function, purpose and location of brake systems and use appropriate tools and processes to service brake systems.
Steering and Suspension Systems (15 Credits)
Learn about the function, purpose and location of steering and suspension systems and use appropriate tools and processes to service steering and suspension systems.