New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

Become an engineering technician. Put engineering theory into practice. Choose a specialist field in either civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.

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What you will learn

  • Mathematics
  • Materials
  • Drawing
  • Report production
  • Engineering management
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& Technology

Programme structure

Depending on which discipline you are enrolled in, you'll study:

Civil engineering

  • Land surveying
  • Civil and structural drawing
  • Hydraulics
  • Highway engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Traffic engineering
  • Water systems
  • Waste systems
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Structures

Electrical engineering

  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Power engineering
  • PLC programming
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical machines

Mechanical engineering

  • CAD
  • Mechanics
  • Materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Strength of materials
  • Manufacturing processes

Accredited qualification

You'll focus on gaining the skills and attributes of an engineering technician. We use the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) graduate profile for technicians, which is benchmarked internationally to the Dublin Accord.

Career options

  • Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
I went to uni for two years, but I'm more of a hands on person than a pen and paper person.
Michael
Michael, Engineering student

Upcoming start dates

  • 26 February 2018

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

Entry criteria

Under 20

NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 48 credits at Level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry)

  • Or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)
  • Or equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

International

NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 48 credits at Level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry)

  • Or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)
  • Or equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience

If you do not have NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, you can gain entry if you successfully complete the Certificate in Foundation Studies (Engineering).

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

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: $18,500

    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.

Read more about our Petone campus.

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:
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6)
Programme code:
NZ2612
I went to uni for two years, but I'm more of a hands on person than a pen and paper person.
Michael
Michael, Engineering student