Introductory Engineering Mathematics Training Scheme Level 3


Fee Free


(Conditions apply)

While the NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) is covered under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), NZIHT will be offering the Introductory Engineering Mathematics Training Scheme fee free to domestic students. 

The Introductory Engineering Mathematics course is NOT eligible for student loans.


Study Block Timetable - 2021

Click here for the 2021 Study Block Timetable



Programme Aims

This training scheme has been designed to provide introductory mathematic skills and knowledge in an engineering context.  For the purpose of providing a pathway for students to meet the entry criteria for the NZ Diploma in Engineering or provide students with current mathematic skills and application required for study in the NZ Diploma in Engineering programme.


Graduate Profile

On successful completion of this training scheme graduates will be able to:

  • Use basic algebraic functions, formulae and equations to solve problems
  • Choose and apply trigonometric methods to solve problems.
  • Plot graphs of linear and quadratic functions
  • Solve, simultaneous and quadratic functions
  • Show an understanding of statistical concepts and use basic statistical methods
  • Understand basic level calculus and use differentiation and integration to solve problems.


Entry Criteria

Academic entry criteria

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:

  • NCEA Level 1 and must include NCEA Level 1 requirements for Literacy and Numeracy ; and/or
  • Equivalent NQF Unit Standards

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools or other teaching institutions is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed such tests of English language competence as detailed in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency.

Life Skills/Work Experience

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted to the programme of study if they are able to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant life skills or work experience, or
  • Evidence or other formal or informal study at a level that demonstrates the potential to succeed at Level 3.


Method of Delivery

Block Courses

A combination of contact sessions, called Study Blocks, and structured self-directed study is used to deliver the programme. The self-directed study component is undertaken in the student’s own time at home with the aid of course notes and a proposed work programme. Interaction with the course presenter as and when required is via e-mail or telephone.  Interaction with the course presenter and fellow students can also be made through the Course Management System website (NZIHT CMS).

This method of delivery enables students to complete the Training Scheme on a part-time basis.

Block Course Format

The learning activities for each course comprise the following components:

1. Contact session(s), referred to as Study Blocks

2.  Structured self-directed study involving Self Evaluation Exercises and Assignments.

3.  Final Examination.

The Training Scheme is delivered using a mixed-mode delivery model. The key elements of the model are study blocks and tutor-directed self-study. Tutor-directed self-study are the parts of the course which you do in your own time BEFORE and AFTER attending study blocks. In this model the study blocks serve the purpose of supporting the tutor-directed self-study components of the course.

It is compulsory for students  to attend all Study Blocks in their courses.  The Study Blocks are especially critical to NZIHT’s mode of delivery.

Course Management System

Applicants accepted onto the Programme find it useful to have independent access to the internet.   NZIHT has introduced a Course Management System Website (CMS for short) to facilitate the interaction between fellow students, tutors and administrators.

The address is

CMS is a website where:

  • Administration staff post some of the admin resources commonly required by the student and communicates logistics, including venue and timetable information
  • Students can ask course related questions of the course presenters
  • Course presenters can discuss course related matters or disseminate additional information 
  • Question-and-answer discussion trails (discussion forum) can be facilitated among members of a class group (including the course presenter)
  • Marks for tests and assignments are posted during the progress of courses

On acceptance into the Training Scheme students are provided with a user name and password to gain access to the site and its facilities.


How to Apply

Complete the Entry Application Form and send it to the Programme Coordinator. If you have completed NCEA Level at school, we can access your NZQA Record of Learning to assess your application.

If you have completed 5th Form at school, or completed your schooling overseas, please scan and send a copy of your results.

Once a students eligibility has been confirmed, they will receive log in details for the Course Management System (CMS) to complete the Enrolment Form. 


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