New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical Engineering)
Get your mechanical engineering career moving with our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical Engineering).
Cost$12,829 NZ Domestic
Not including any course materials or external exam fees.
This programme can only be studied part-time. It is not eligible for course-related costs, living costs or student allowances from StudyLink.
The programme code for this qualification was changed from OP6520 to NZ261204 in February 2023. This programme code change was made for administrative purposes, and there is no change to the study pathway or learning outcomes for learners undertaking this programme.
This nationally recognised qualification will give you the skills needed to become an engineering technician.
You will be able to work in roles where you can design, manufacture and maintain the tools, engines, machines and systems that keep modern society moving. Areas you could work in include product design, development and commissioning of machinery, appliances, and equipment.
This qualification will prepare you for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP). NZDEP will give you the minimum standard of competence expected of a qualified engineering technician.
Please note this programme is available for part-time study only. You can enrol in a maximum of two courses per trimester.
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will:
- be competent in applying a technical and conceptual knowledge to practical situations
- be a confident, critical thinker, with the ability to solve problems within a broad engineering setting
- be able to communicate effectively
- have an inquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts
- have an appreciation of management and information technology within the context of the qualification
- have an awareness of social, ethical and environmental issues
- have the necessary skills and strategies to work safely and effectively on and off construction sites and engineering workplaces
- be self-reliant and motivated for continuous learning and professional development
- function positively in bi-cultural and multicultural environments such as those which exist in New Zealand engineering.
Laboratories and workshop access
Eight of the courses in this programme include a two and a half-day compulsory laboratory. These courses are: DE4101, DE5305, DE5301, DE5302, DE5304, DE6302, DE6303 and DE6309
You will be informed about the lab location at the beginning of your trimester. You will need to make your own travel arrangements and pay for your travel cost. See the individual course pages for more details.
For DE3301 Engineering Practice, you need to have access to an engineering workshop and a local trainer.