New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6) (Block course delivery)

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  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years (domestic only), delivered via block courses and supported distance learning. Available New Zealand wide.
  • FREE (TTAF funded) - Domestic student

Qualification overview

The aim of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is to provide skilled and competent engineering technicians specialised in mechanical, civil, electrical or electronic engineering for the New Zealand engineering sector. Graduates will be capable of operating at a technician level scope of practice as outlined by the Dublin Accord (international Engineering Alliance, 2002).



This qualification is delivered in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology.


Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 including at least 12 credits in Maths, or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study

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


Special Admission Criteria

For most international students we recommend the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) that is delivered at the New Plymouth campus. 

Career Options

Civil Engineering Technician

Further study options