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

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

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.

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.


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.

Text books

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

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.

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.

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