Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in engineering
This six-month programme is designed to build your skills for long term academic and career success by ensuring the essential layers of learning are in place. It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4 and then on to the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering with options in Civil, Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical.
You will take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic and mathematical skills, then a selection of courses specifically required to advance in your chosen pathway.
This certificate will prepare you for further study by developing your basic and general academic skills before you embark on full time diploma or degree programmes.
The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 3 (Engineering Pre-Pathway) leads directly to the Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4, which is required to enrol in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology and the Diploma in Engineering.
This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.
IELTS test - Academic score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0
SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.0
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 35 or higher (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36