Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)
Make the most of your problem solving skills, knack for numbers and attention to detail with UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering, and pursue a career as a qualified engineering technician in a wide range of high-tech industries.
UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a qualified Engineering Technician. You will study the principles and practices for the design and development of electronics used in computer engineering, telecommunications and the power supply industries.
This 2-year programme is an excellent foundation for further study, provides you with the skills employees are looking for, and gives you the option to kick-start your career as an engineering technician.
Highly sought by employers, an engineering technician deals with engineering problems and activities that require knowledge and use of analytical techniques and procedures. To get started in this career, you must gain certification as an Engineering Technician with the Institute of Professional Engineers, New Zealand (IPENZ). You can also gain this certification if you live in other areas of the world that are part of the Dublin Accord. The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications and currently offered in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
By attaining UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) you are eligible to apply for certification as an Engineering Technologist. This specialist Diploma is accredited by NZQA and the Dublin Accord. So, you can be both nationally and internationally recognised to begin your career.
Gaining this qualification opens up fantastic job opportunities for you both in New Zealand and overseas in the electrical and power industries.
Career & Study Outcomes
This qualification provides a pathway to further tertiary study at bachelor level in the field of Engineering or Engineering Technology.
The entry requirements for this programme have been established by the New Zealand Board for Engineering Diplomas (NZBED). Candidates are required to have:
English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 50 with no band less than 42.
Under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).