New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (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
  • $6,652 - Domestic student (Year 1)
    Zero Fees for full-time programmes starting in July 2019
    $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.


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

Entry requirements

• NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013) and;
• 48 credits at Level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 in 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: or 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 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.

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