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Diploma in Civil Engineering - Level 7

Key information

Level of study:
Graduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 31-May-2021
Campus:
International College of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

The Diploma in Civil Engineering (Building and Construction) is designed to develop students' knowledge and skills progressively in line with current requirements in the building and construction industry. The programme includes 12 papers of level 5 to 7 with a total of 240 credits. The programme will enable students to understand a variety of concepts, processes and procedures relevant to the building and construction industry.

This program is specifically designed to enhance learners' knowledge and skills in building structures, construction materials theory, building conservation, earthquake engineering, construction contract administration, and project planning, scheduling, costing, execution and monitoring. The knowledge achieved through this qualification will enable graduates to select and apply appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques in order to identify engineering problems, apply an analytical approach to solve those problems to come up with engineering solutions contributing towards building structure and construction related decision making.

Aim

This programme aims to provide students with advanced theoretical knowledge, analytical and practical skills, and in-depth understanding of technological principles, techniques and physical procedures required for employment in the civil engineering industry including building and construction. Students will acquire conceptual knowledge and practical skills in research, consultancy, planning, design, development, operation and maintenance founded on scientific principles, upon which civil engineering is based.

Graduates of this programme will also possess the advanced knowledge and skills required to select and apply appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques in order to identify engineering problems, apply an analytical approach to solve those problems to come up with engineering solutions to the various segments of the building and construction industry and service the industry needs. By producing skilled graduates, this will benefit New Zealand in dealing with the increasing demand of more professionals required to design, create and build structures efficiently.

The programme has been designed for students who have already completed a course of study in civil engineering at Level 5, or who have equivalent knowledge and skills, and wish to acquire more specialist knowledge and skills in accordance with industry requirements. It will also benefit individuals who are employed in the civil engineering industry and would like to gain further credentials that will support their career.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have a Diploma in Civil Engineering - Level 5 or equivalent knowledge and skills. If English is not their first language and for international students an overall IELTS band score of at least 6.0 is required with no band score lower than 5.5, or evidence must be provided of equivalent English language proficiency.

You can use the English language tests in the table below to meet ICA’s English language requirements. You must satisfy the requirements in one sitting and the results are valid for two years from the date on the test certificate.

Minimum entry requirements

  • 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 5 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Course variation

31-May-2021 - Hamilton Campus

Campus:
Hamilton Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 31-May-2021
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