New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical).xml New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical)

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

DiplomaFull-time, 2 years | Part-time up to 5 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2612

Domestic

$5,800 - $6,500

Starts

February, July

International

$21,280

Credits

240

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

6

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

With this programme you will enhance your practical engineering skills and experience and improve your career prospects as an engineering technician.

This national qualification was designed by industry in 2010 to meet the needs of the New Zealand engineering sector. The programme consists of 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, fluids, thermodynamics and production.

The graduate profile defined by Engineering New Zealand is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technician education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord.

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.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete 240 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA L2 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 Preparations (New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Pathway) Level 4 or equivalent

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

Alternative requirements
  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)

    or

    equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note : Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please send us:

  • an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

New Zealand mechanical engineering graduates are in demand for roles such as design engineer, production engineer, maintenance team leader, sales engineer or quality assurance engineer. You will find positions in diverse environments from high-level industrial facilities and urban based manufacturing, through to agricultural processing plants. You may also choose to focus in niche areas of personal interest, eg mountain bike design, or sustainable vehicle technologies.

This qualification meets the academic requirements for membership in Engineering New Zealand. 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