New diploma sparked by building boom

4 May 2017

New diploma sparked by building boom

NorthTec is launching a new diploma in electrical engineering, as the construction boom continues in the region.

The level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) teaches all the skills required to become a certified Engineering Technician, and to gain Associate Membership of the NZ Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ).

Electrical engineers specify, design and supervise the construction or manufacture of systems and equipment that produce, distribute and/or use electricity. They also maintain, operate and manage these systems and equipment.

Graduates of the two-year diploma are qualified to manage electrical infrastructures in the fields of telecommunications, power, manufacturing or transportation.

It is recognised in several countries throughout the world, including Australia, UK and Ireland, Canada, the United States, South Africa and Korea. This means people who hold the diploma can work in these countries without needing to retrain.

Courses making up the programme include electrical principles, machines and applications; engineering mathematics; engineering management; technical literacy; power engineering; and instrumentation and controls. Students will also be introduced to computer networks and will complete an electrical engineering project.

The Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) will be taught at NorthTec’s Future Trades centre in Dyer Street, Whangarei.
To enrol or to find out more about this programme, visit or call 0800 162 100.

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