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Get your mechanical engineering career moving with the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering).This nationally recognised qualification will give you the skills needed to become an engineering technician so that you can design, manufacture and maintain the tools, engines, machines and systems that keep modern society moving. It will also prepare you for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP) which enables you to meet the minimum standard of competence expected of a qualified engineering technician.
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will:
This qualification will prepare you for a career as an engineering technician who is responsible for product design and development in areas like machinery, bikes, appliances
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Assessment is achievement-based and includes a combination of assignments, demonstrations, presentations, portfolios, reports, laboratories, practicals, projects, quizzes, tests, and online, skills-based and written examinations, as appropriate to the outcomes of each course level.
Laboratories and workshop access
Eight of the courses have two and a half day compulsory laboratories that are held in Wellington. Please be aware, travel costs for these workshops are at the student’s own expense. Students are also required to make their own travel arrangements.
DE3301 requires students to have access to an engineering workshop and a local trainer.