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Introduction to Automotive Engineering


AVONDALE COLLEGE Technology Automotive Engineering, Year 12 (Level 2)

This course statement defines the requirements for a one-year, Level 2 course in Automotive Engineering (TAE). The pre-requisites for entry at this level require students to have ten credits in Level 1 English, and Level 1 Mathematics. This will allow students to deal confidently with course information and calculations.

This course is configured of Unit Standards (US) sourced from the NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) MITOTherefore as a department we are bound by the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP), to meet the criteria established by MITO.  As these are industry based Unit Standards the Department use UNITEC to externally moderate student assessment work.

During the course, students will be completing a selection of Unit Standards which make up the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2). Students are encouraged to get work experience through the Gateway programme.

The course is based around students getting a holistic view of the Motor Vehicle industry and Unit Standards are taken from a range of Industry Domains which include:

·         Work and Study Skills

·         Automotive Administration

·         Automotive Electrical and Electronics

·         Automotive Workshop Engineering

·         Business Information Processing

·         Self-Management

·         Reading

·         Retail and Distribution Core Skills

·         Service Sector – Core Skills

·         Automotive Preventative Maintenance

·         Automotive Transmission Systems

·         Engine Repairs

·         Tyres

·         Vehicle Braking Systems

·         Vehicle Steering and Suspension

·         Vehicle Bodywork