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


  • Semester 1 starts 20 February 2017
  • Semester 2 starts 21 July 2017
  • Two years full-time, or study part-time equivalent
  • Fee Guideline: $6,796 (International students: Please click here​ for fee information)​
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

With streams in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

The electrical stream of this two-year qualification provides you with the core knowledge and practical skills required for the industry in any of the following fields - power, telecommunications, computer networks, automation and industrial measurement and control.

Programme Content

Computer-based training is used alongside tutor led learning to provide the ultimate learning experience.  You’ll use up-to-date industry equipment including Oscilloscopes (visual voltmeter) and automation systems.  In the first two years of lab-based kinetic learning you will service electronic equipment and learn the basic skills you need for this industry from tutors who are Registered Electricians. There are 9 compulsory modules that you must complete over the two year programme including Engineering Fundamentals, Engineering Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Principles, and specialisations such as Power Engineering or Microcontrollers.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

The Diploma is run to the requirements of The Skills Organisation and the Electrical Supply Training Organisation (ESITO). Wintec also has industry connections with the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) that link us to organisations such as WEL Networks and Gallagher Group.

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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