New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Theory)

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Industrial Engineering


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Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have achieved the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) with a course endorsement in Mathematics and English, and either Physics or General Science before starting the qualification. It is also recommended that candidates have completed a course of study covering fundamental electrical theory.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide industry with individuals who have a broad knowledge of the underpinning Industrial Measurement and Control (IMC) theory that supports safe and effective instrument installation, servicing, calibration, and commissioning.

Graduates of this qualification are not IMC technicians but may progress into an IMC apprenticeship. Trainees need to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2251] to fulfil the training requirements for an IMC technician.

Candidates pursuing this qualification apart from an electrical apprenticeship should note that it may be a legal requirement for them to obtain registration as an electrician or electrical service technician with the Electrical Workers Registration Board, depending on the nature of their work.

This qualification is suitable for those seeking a career as an instrumentation technician.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The 'Ko Te Tangata' Scholarship (Bay of Plenty Schools)

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office



Up to $5,000

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Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office



For: Assistance with study

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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