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


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Two years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978* (per year) (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Are you after a relevant civil engineering qualification? Wintec’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6) is a qualification that has been developed in close consultation with industry (your future employers!) This means that the programme is designed to provide you with the civil engineering knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of industry.

With this qualification you'll enter the engineering industry with the ability to apply understanding and skills to the standard expected of a practising engineering technician.

This two year programme will provide you with th​e practical skills and knowledge for working on the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering infrastructure, from roads and bridges, to harbours, water and wastewater facilities.

Programme Content

There are 12 compulsory modules that you must complete over the two year programme, these are:

  • Civil and Structural Drawings
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Project (Civil)
  • Geotechnical Engineering 1
  • Highways Engineering 1
  • Hydraulics (Civil)
  • Land Surveying 1
  • Materials (Civil)
  • Structures 1
  • Technical Literacy

Additionally, there is a mixture of elective modules that you can choose to study. You will be able to discuss this choice with the Programme Manager as these will depend on the pathway that you choose to take.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering will be able to gain employment as engineering technicians in workplaces that have a technical/engineering basis relevant to their specialist engineering strand (mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics). 

For the civil engineering strand roles include working on roads, buildings and utilities.

Entry Criteria

Entry into this course requires:

NCEA Level 2 *, and:

  • A minimum total 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​
  • Equivalent qualifications (eg International Baccelaureate or Cambridge), or
  • 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).

Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through an interview.

Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.​

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