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Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - Level 7

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


2 years

Next start date

Expected Aug 2023


International College of Auckland


The Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is designed for those who want to work with future technologies and market trends in New Zealand. A student who is keen to propose mechanical (automotive or mechatronic) engineering solutions; wants to develop, deploy, test and commission automated systems for industry, contemporary motor vehicles, and smart buildings; and design and manufacture automotive and electromechanical components, may join our proposed “Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (with strands in Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics and Control Systems) (Level 7)” programme.

The proposed program is a two-year qualification with 240 credits. The program includes core, elective and specialisation papers. The core papers include engineering mathematics, engineering management, lean methodology, and a final project. The program also offers elective papers to develop a foundation for the learners in one of the two specialisations: 1) Automotive Engineering, 2) Mechatronics and Control systems.


This programme aims to provide students with advanced theoretical knowledge, analytical and practical skills, and an in-depth understanding of technological principles, techniques and physical procedures required to work as Engineering technicians or technologists in the Mechanical Engineering industry including automotive, mechatronics and control. Graduates of this programme will work with various types of mechanical and electromechanical devices to provide solutions to mechanical engineering businesses and service industry needs.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have a Diploma in Mechanical 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.

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

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