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

Programme code

NZ2612

Starts

February, July

Credits

240

Level

6

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Domestic

$5,910 - $6,630

International

$22,580

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

About this programme

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.

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

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 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 (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
  • 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. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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 .

    or

    • 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, Pearson 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 REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted into the programme in the order that applications are received.

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

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.