New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)

  • 29 February & 25 July (2016)
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time study or part-time equivalent
  • $6,276 - Domestic student (2016)
    $18,500 - 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 8 Literacy credits at Level 1 or higher including 4 reading and 4 writing.

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.

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