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Graduate Diploma in Engineering Technology

Graduate Diploma in Engineering Technology with Strands in: Mechanical; Mechatronics; Power; Water and Water Waste; Highway Engineering


Course details


This programme is for engineering graduates and working engineering professionals wishing to gain further specialist knowledge in an additional discipline area. The programme also offers the opportunity for those candidates with a relevant engineering background and experience who may wish to gain a formal qualification to recognise that experience. The programme has strands in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Power, Water and Water Waste, and Highway Engineering.

A 30 credit Engineering Development Project is included, which may be research or work placement based, allowing students to undertake research in an area of interest. The remaining six 15 credit modules are the various pathway modules from the Bachelor of Engineering Technology programme.

Students can complete the programme in one year’s full-time study or will be able to study part-time whilst in employment.

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Group A: Common compulsory module all strands


Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG7101Engineering Development Project730Minimum of 30 credits at level 6 in chosen major; and Civil: MG6106; and Electrical/Mechanical: MG6136 

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Group B: Compulsory modules Mechanical strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6032Fluid Mechanics615



MG6037​Advanced Thermodynamics615MG5030 
MG6039​Applied Computational Modelling615



MG7022Energy Engineering715MG6037 
MG7024​Fluids Power & Advanced Fluid Mechanics715MG6032 

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Group C: Compulsory modules Mechatronics strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG5018PLC Programming 1515

MG5001 &

MG5014 or

MG5003 or


MG6031Instrumentation & Control 2615



MG6033​Mechanics of Machines615






MG7018Systems & Control715MG6031 

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Group D: Compulsory modules Power strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG5016Elements of Power Engineering515

MG5015 or


MG5017Electrical Machines515

MG5015 or


MG6117​Power Distribution615MG5016 
MG7011Electrical Machine Dynamics615


MG7110Power Systems715MG5016 
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Group E: Compulsory modules Water and Waste Water strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6109Water & Waste Engineering615 MG5008
MG6110Water & Waste Treatment615  
MG6011Hydrology and Erosion Management615  
MG7005Urban Drainage Systems715MG6109 
MG7047Special Topic715  
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Group F: Compulsory modules highway engineering strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6014Highway Design & Maintenance615


MG6015Traffic Engineering615


MG6011Hydrology and Erosion Management615  
MG7007Urban Transport Planning715


MG7047Special Topic715  
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Group G: Common elective modules all strands

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6048Special Topic615  
MG6190Mathematics 2615


MG7025​Project Management715MG6103 
MG7026Risk Management715


MG7047Special Topic715  
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Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the appropriate skills and knowledge to either enter the workforce, or go on to postgraduate study in an engineering-related area, or pursue further study and professional development in other areas.

The job market evolution is predicted to increase the need for engineering technical staff with expertise in more than one technical discipline. This qualification creates a path to add a specialisation or a further specialisation to existing qualifications and/or experience.

Note that this qualification does not lead to an automatic professional affiliation and/or recognition with the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Engineers NZ) [IPENZ].


Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have:

a) Successfully completed a bachelor degree in an engineering discipline (excluding a specialisation in the strand the candidate wishes to complete in this programme), with a pass mark of 65% or more, from a New Zealand institution, or
b) Successfully completed a bachelor degree in an engineering discipline from an approved and accredited overseas institution, with a pass mark of 65% or more or a Cumulative GPA of 6.5 or more; and completed their degree within 5 years; or
c) Successfully completed the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (excluding a specialisation in the strand the candidate wishes to complete in this programme) and have further practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind; or 
d) Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience, as approved by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Selection criteria

Candidates may be required to attend an interview and may be required to produce a work-based portfolio (where appropriate).

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an overall International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or better in the academic band, with a minimum of 6.0 in both the written and speaking bands, and a minimum of 5.5 in both the reading and listening bands; or equivalent.

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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Semester 2 2024
Date: Friday 19 July 2024
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Rotokauri Campus

What you will need

All students will need the following:

  • Laptop (Windows 10 or higher with at least the following: 2.3Ghz, 16GB RAM, graphics - OpenGL, 64bit SSD)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Headphones/earphones (for plugging into electronic devices)
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots/shoes – industrial steel caps

Power and mechatronic students will also need:

  • A calculator with the ability to calculate complex numbers (recommended: Casio FX100 AU Plus)

Highway engineering, water and water waste students will also need:

  • A high visibility vest

Mechatronics students will also need:

  • Overalls

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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