New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) - Civil Engineering

2 Years

Explore all areas of civil engineering, including materials, geotech, structures, geology, surveying, hydraulics, and mathematics.

Enter the the world of infrastructure development. You’ll learn all about land surveying, highway and traffic engineering, and water and wastewater systems. You’ll also be equipped to design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, tunnels, airports, dams and bridges.

This diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills required of an engineering technician. You’ll learn to apply theoretical and technical knowledge to practical situations and demonstrate the necessary strategies to work safely and effectively with contractors, communities, clients and authorities.

Pathways for high-achieving students may include acceptance with up to two years’ recognition into the University of Auckland Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering degree as well as the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Engineering Science at the University of Southern Queensland.

International recognition

This qualification (NZDE) is recognised in New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Korea under an international agreement known as the Dublin Accord. You can work in any of these countries with your NZDE with no need to retrain.

What will you learn?

In this programme, you will learn to:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and technical knowledge to practical situations
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and strategies to work safely and effectively on and off construction sites and with contractors, communities, clients and authorities
  • Be confident, critical thinkers, who have the ability to solve problems within a broad civil engineering setting
  • Be able to demonstrate communication and technical skills
  • Function positively in a bi-cultural and multicultural environment such as those that exist in the New Zealand engineering environment.

Courses in this programme

A range of courses are offered full-time and part-time; the courses offered will vary in each academic year. The full diploma normally takes two years full–time or four years part-time. A New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) is awarded when students have achieved 240 credits, including all compulsory courses.

A full list of the courses that are available in the current academic year will be provided when the programme commences.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • have achieved NCEA level 2, and
  • have a minimum of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry), or
  • have equivalent qualifications (eg International Baccalaureate or Cambridge), or
  • have equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience, including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).

In addition to meeting the minimum entry criteria, those applicants for whom English is a second language must have an overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, with no individual score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
Whangārei
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
2023-02-13, 2023-07-17
Delivery:
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Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$5,590 (Year 1)
International
International Fees:
$19,282 (per year)
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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