Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Ara Institute of Canterbury
You will study the principles and practices for the design and development of component electronics.
This national qualification was designed by industry in 2010 to meet the needs of the New Zealand engineering sector and includes core and elective courses focused on the design and implementation of engineering technology and aimed at providing you with sound thinking and problem solving abilities.
You will gain a solid grounding in engineering theory and principles of engineering science including design and drawing electrical, electronics, networks, programming and microcontrollers.
Working closely with professional engineers you will apply current and emerging technologies in new situations. Our courses are industry designed and during this programme you will develop sound thinking and problem solving skills for work in designing and implementing engineering technology.
It is expected that graduates will attain the educational underpinnings and work ready attributes defined in the Engineering New Zealand Graduate Profile for Engineering Technicians. The graduate profile defined by EngNZ is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technician education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord.
NCEA Level 2 which must include: 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above and 12 credits in Mathematics (including algebra, calculus and geometry) Level 2 or above
OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Engineering Pathway or equivalent.
If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?
If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.
English language requirements:
IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
SPEAKING - 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 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 or higher (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Qualifications - 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