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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Learn about the design and development of civil infrastructure including water supply and treatment, irrigation and hydropower systems, highways, subdivisions and structural architecture.

This two year diploma designed by industry in 2010 to meet the needs of the New Zealand engineering sector includes core and elective courses focused on the design and implementation of engineering technology and aimed at providing you with sound thinking and problem solving abilities.

You will gain a solid grounding in engineering theory and principles of engineering science including design and drawing, materials, surveying hydraulics, geotech structures and highways.

It is expected that graduates will attain the educational underpinnings and work ready attributes defined in the Engineering New Zealand Graduate Profile for Engineering Technicians.

The graduate profile defined by Engineering New Zealand is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technical education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord. Part-time up to 5 years.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students, between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2022. Find out more >

Fees for 2020

International costs
$22,580 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

International costs
$23,260 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

NCEA Level 2 which must include: 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above and 12 credits in Mathematics (including algebra, calculus and geometry) Level 2 or above

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Engineering Pathway or equivalent.

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Listening

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Graduates are employed as engineering technicians, designers, construction supervisors, or sales engineers and are in high demand globally. You can choose employment options related to supporting the design and construction of infrastructure developments like subdivisions, highways, irrigation and hydropower systems, and public amenities such as water and waste water infrastructure and treatment.

This qualification meets the academic requirements for membership in Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ). Upon graduating you will be able to function at a technician-level in many countries as outlined by the Sydney and Dublin Accords (International Engineering Alliance 2002).

Study pathways

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology with established cross-crediting arrangements. Graduates can also benefit from the Diploma in Computer Aided Design.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Calculus , Algebra, Trigonometry

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

FULL-TIME - 2 Years

Learn about the design and development of civil infrastructure including water supply and treatment, irrigation and hydropower systems, highways, subdivisions and structural architecture.

Information
Type Diploma
Code NZ2612
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 240
Level 6
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2612-CIVL

Fees for 2020

International costs
$22,580 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

International costs
$23,260 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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