New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Level 6)

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Get your mechanical engineering career moving with our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering).

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    240
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    Workload

    Approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. 

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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $11,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

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 and development of machinery, bikes, 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. 

 

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 two and a half day compulsory laboratories.

These will be in Wellington. You will need to make your own travel arrangements and pay for your travel cost. See the individual course pages for details.

For DE3301 Engineering Practice, you need to have have access to an engineering workshop and a local trainer.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    240
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. 

  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $11,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan