Light Metals Reduction Technology, Postgraduate Certificate | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
6 months
14320 USD/full
10956 USD/full
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This Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology from University of Auckland is a prestigious, globally-respected and fundamental qualification for engineers seeking career progression into leadership roles in the lucrative light metal smelting industry. 

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This Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology from University of Auckland  covers practical, advanced concepts – from technological to environmental – related to the light metals reduction industry, especially alumninium. 

It runs near a smelter – previous locations have included Bahrain, Dubai, and the USA. Having minimal access restrictions allow opportunities for you to work hands-on and witness processes in person.  


Students are generally already employed as engineers in the smelting industry, and this programme tops up your technical underpinnings with knowledge of the in-depth processes necessary for career progression. Those intending to work in process control, as opposed to operations, may be particularly interested in the PGCertLMRTech.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Lead engineer
  • Process control and improvement superintendent
  • Process control engineer
  • Technical manager

Programme Structure


  • Section 1 features review and fundamentals assignments (extramural)
  • Section 2 focuses on onsite lectures by world experts on each area of technology. These are interspersed with tutorials, group work, assignments, tests and site visits – this allows you to practice the techniques and concepts. You must complete all four courses in order to meet the programme requirements.
  • In Section 3, you will complete an extramural advanced topics assignment. This is tailored to a specific technical issue of your interest. Sections 1 and 3 are to be completed from your home in approximately six weeks, and they contribute to your final assessment. Detailed feedback will be provided. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have completed either:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering or
  • an undergraduate degree in science in a field related to this programme, such as chemistry or physics.
Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 4.0. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14320 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    10956 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10956 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$18,601.20
  • International: NZ$24,311

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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