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

  • July 2020, Nov 2020 (INT ONLY), March 2021
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (domestic only)
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $6,882 - Domestic student (Year 1)
    $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. This qualification is an International Dublin Accord qualification under the accreditation of Engineering New Zealand.



Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 including at least 12 credits in Maths, or

  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study

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 listening); or equivalent.

Career Options

Mechanical Engineering Cadetship, Engineering Technician, Engineering Design Assistant, Project Management, Engineering Management, engineering related sales, AutoCAD Draughtsman, AutoCAD Operator.

Further study options

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