Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronics)

Mechatronics combines mechanical, electrical and control engineering to design and produce smart technology products and processes. Design and implement a mechatronic system. Work with the core technologies of mechanical systems, power systems, control systems and automation systems.

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What you will learn

  • Design, specify, plan, organise, and implement a mechatronic system
  • Work with a team of specialists in the core technologies of mechanical systems, power systems, control systems and automation systems
  • Integrate and test multidisciplinary mechatronic projects
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to mechatronic system designs
  • Plan the extension and upgrading of existing implementations
  • Conduct risk management assessments including business impact analysis

Programme structure

Gain an overview of mechatronics with your compulsory courses. Mechanics of machines. Automation. Robotics. Systems and control. Embedded systems. Fluid power. Further your learning with your elective course. PLC programming. Instrumentation and control. Fluid mechanics. Complete an engineering development project to solve a real industry problem.

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Career options

  • Product Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager

Upcoming start dates

  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering discipline (excluding a Mechatronics specialisation).

Or relevant practical, professional or educational experience.

20+

Bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering discipline (excluding a Mechatronics specialisation).

Or relevant practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.

International

Bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering discipline (excluding a Mechatronics specialisation).

Or relevant practical, professional or educational experience.

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,176

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $17,500

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

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Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronics) Level 7
Programme code:
HV4530A
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