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Manukau Institute of Technology


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

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
2 years
Start date: 21-February-2022
MIT TechPark Campus
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Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as an engineering technician – an area in huge demand in New Zealand and overseas.

Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)

Study electrical engineering for free^

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



Key Information for Students

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as an engineering technician – an area critical to the economy in New Zealand and overseas.

You'll learn broad skills in electrical engineering and develop specialist knowledge in the following areas:

Electronics (clinical engineering, data communications or electronics)

This qualification meets New Zealand and international benchmarks for engineering technicians.

Programme structure

You will need to complete nine compulsory courses and seven additional courses related to your chosen specialisation (240 credits):
Compulsory courses:

NZDE compulsory

Electrical strand

Courses related to your chosen specialisation:



Further training or study

Successful completion of your first semester in the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering (Level 6) with a required grade point average of B can provide direct entry to Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7).

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:


NCEA Level 2,

Including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or above (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013);


A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra , calculus or trigonometry);


Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)


Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Other Entry Requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely.

Although not part of the entry requirements, applicants will attend an interview as part of the process of assisting them to select the right specialisation.

Successful applicants will be accepted in order of application. The above attributes will be assessed through an interview process to which applicants may bring family and/or whanau support.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements will be counselled to an appropriate Foundation programme.


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