The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) provides a structured pathway to a rewarding career as an engineering technician in the manufacturing or infrastructure sector. There is currently a high demand for engineers in New Zealand with NZDE qualifications. This demand is expected to last for the forseeable future. These technical level qualifications are seen as central to New Zealand's future.
- NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in mathematics; or
- Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.
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.
You can find a list of textbooks needed for this programme here
Civil Engineering Technician
Changes for 2023 learners
On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.