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Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Level 7)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
2 years
Start date: 31-May-2021
Hamilton Campus
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ICA's diploma in electrical engineering (level 7) is designed for those who want to work with the future technologies and current market trends in New Zealand. A student who is keen in solving electrical or electronic engineering problems, want to design systems and administrate networks can join ICA “Diploma in Electrical Engineering” (DEE).

The DEE consists of two specializations: 1) Telecommunication and networks, 2) Electronics and embedded systems along with compulsory courses in electrical engineering including mathematics, engineering management and final project.


This programme aims to provide an advanced programme of study covering core knowledge and skills in electrical and electronics engineering, and two specialist strands: Telecommunications and networks; and Electronics and embedded systems.

The programme has been designed for students who have already completed a course of study in electrical engineering at Level 5, or who have equivalent skills and knowledge, and wish to develop more specialist knowledge and skills.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Level 5 OR

Equivalent knowledge and skills, such as:

  • 10 years high school + 3 years certificate/diploma in technology OR
  • The first year of Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree completed and similar qualifications OR
  • First year of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) OR
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 24 points minimum And 2 years relevant work experience OR
  • Three years relevant work experience and 20 years of age or over. The applicant shall be required to formally apply for the assessments of prior learning; and complete the assessments of prior learning if approved to do so by the DEE programme leader

Applicants must meet the minimum academic entry requirements and have achieved an overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, (writing, speaking, reading and listening bands no less than 5.5) or equivalent (see table 1 below for the IELTS equivalent options). Over and above existing English proficiency may be determined if the medium of instructions in primary and secondary studies was in English OR if the applicant has studied for three years full time in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

  • IELTS (Academic): Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • Internet- based TOEFL (iBT): Total Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • Paper- based TOEFL: Total Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Cambridge English: ESOL: FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52
  • NZCEL: Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) overall band score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 66


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