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

  • November 2021 (INT ONLY) | 15 March 2022, 25 July 2022
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (domestic only)
    Available in New Plymouth
  • FREE (TTAF funded)
    $21,000 - International student (Year 1)

Qualification overview

Gain the theoretical and practical skills necessary to gain employment as an Engineering Technician in the mechanical engineering field and help
to ‘make the world’. Engineering Technicians are generally involved in design and operations. This qualification is an International Dublin Accord qualification under the accreditation of Engineering New Zealand.

You can find a list of textbooks needed for this programme here.




Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in mathematics; 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.