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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: November-2019
Campus:
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
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Summary

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. Dublin Accord signatory (International Recognition). Engineering New Zealand (previously IPENZ).

Civil Engineering strand graduates will also be able to:

  • apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of civil engineering
  • use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in civil engineering and to implement these decisions
  • identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their field of civil engineering

Career Options

The NZDE (Civil) prepares a student for a career in the civil engineering industry at technician level. Civil engineers plan, design and construct the infrastructure in which we live and work. This includes the establishment of facilities like roads, railways, airports, water supply, drainage, wastewater disposal, bridges, dams, multi-storey buildings, tunnels and other public works. Civil engineers are employed by a range of different organizations including district and city councils, engineering consultants, contractors, transportation agencies such as NZ Transport Agency, academic institutions, environmental agencies etc.

Civil engineering technicians handle the technical details for building and maintaining infrastructure projects - such as roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, and waste water systems. They may work with a civil engineering consultancy, a civil construction contractor or a council. The Civil Engineering Technician may work in a number of roles such as Contract Manager, Laboratory Technician, Design Draughtsperson, Site Investigator, Surveying, Asset Management and Engineering Administration.

Further Study Options

Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) (NZIHT)

Entry criteria

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

Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study

Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below:

  • IELTS 6.0 (academic) overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • NZCEL Level 4 with an Academic endorsement
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

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