New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)

  • 22 July 2019, Nov 2019, Feb 2020
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (domestic only)
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $740 per paper - Domestic student
    Zero Fees for full-time programmes starting in July
    $21,000 - International student (year 1)

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. Dublin Accord signatory (International Recognition). Engineering New Zealand (previously IPENZ)

Zero Fees for full-time programmes starting in July - find out more here


Entry requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering, shown by the completion of the following qualifications or courses of study:

  • NCEA Level 2, or equivalent at Year 12 High school, including evidence of numeracy and literacy and 
  • Evidence of 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 

Special Admission Criteria

Any applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (academic) with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent.


Career Options

Civil Engineering Technician

Further study options