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


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Two years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978*
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton
We increasingly rely on modern appliances, communication devices, IT hardware and other electronic equipment in our personal lives, and in industry. This programme will allow you to design, install, service and maintain those devices.

Wintec’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) (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 electronic 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.

Programme Content

Your study will include modules in:

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Applications
  • Networks
  • Computer Programming
  • Electronic Manufacturing

You will also undertake an engineering project and choose from electives in electronics, microcontrollers, electronic manufacturing and mathematics.

Candidates should note that some Pathways and/or Elective Modules may not be offered or be available within any given year.

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 tho​​se 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.​

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 electronic engineering strand roles include working in  telecommunications and electronics manufacturing.

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