New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)

  • 24 July 2017, Feb 2018
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time study or part-time equivalent
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $6,400 - Domestic student (2017)
    $18,870 - International student

Qualification overview

This qualification aims to provide students with both theoretical and practical skills necessary to gain employment as an Engineering Technician in the mechanical engineering field. Engineering Technicians are generally involved in design and operations.


Entry requirements

  • 48 credits at Level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 in mathematics, or
  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)
  • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience and
  • A minimum of 10 Literacy credits at Level 1 or higher including 4 reading and 4 writing.

We welcome applications from both international students and New Zealand residents whose first language is not English. For this programme you will require an IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no sub score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listerning); or equivalent. 

Need some help meeting entry requirements? Check out our entry level courses HERE.

Career Options

Mechanical Engineering cadetship, engineering technician, engineering design assistant, project management, engineering management, engineering related sales.

Further study options

Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP) which can be gained in the workplace or study at a degree level.