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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)

EN1603

Course details

  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • Two years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7356 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 6
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Students will learn the core knowledge and practical skills required to meet industry needs in their chosen strand of engineering.

This two year programme will provide students 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.

What you'll learn

There are 12 compulsory modules that students must complete over the two year programme. 

Additionally, there are a number of elective modules that students can choose to study. Students will be able to discuss this choice with the Programme Manager as these will depend on the pathway that is chosen.

View programme modules

Common Compulsory Modules

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DE4101Engineering Fundamentals415  
DE4102Engineering Mathematics 1415  
DE4103Technical Literacy415  
DE6101Engineering Management615  
DE6102Engineering Project615DE4103
Min of 45 credits at Level 5
 

Civil Engineering Discipline Compulsory Modules

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DE4201Materials (Civil)415  
DE4202Land Surveying 1415  
DE5201Structures 1515DE4101 
DE5202Civil and Structural Drawing515DE4103 
DE5203Hydraulics (Civil)515 

DE4101

DE4102

DE5204Highway Engineering 1515  
DE5207Geotechnical Engineering 615  

Civil Engineering Electives - four to be selected of which at least three must be at level 6

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DE5205Engineering Surveying515DE4202 
DE5206Structures 2515DE5201DE4102
DE6201Geotechnical Engineering 2615DE5207 
DE6202Highway Engineering 2615DE5204 
DE6203Traffic Engineering 615 DE4102
DE6204Structures 3615DE5206 
DE6205Water and Wastewater Systems615DE5203 
DE6206Water and Waste Management615  
DE6207Land Surveying 2 615DE4202 
MG6046Structural Principles615DE5201* 

* The Centre Director has approved the pre-requisite for this module to be changed to an equivalent paper offered in this programme.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as engineering technicians in workplaces that have a technical/engineering basis relevant to civil engineering. Roles may include working on roads, buildings and utilities.

Events

No events.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have gained:
i) a minimum total of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in four subjects, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics (preferably from achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry); or
ii) equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge); or
iii) equivalent credits from trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience, and
iv) a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).

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 success1 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.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme, but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience, may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

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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Pathways

Engineering pathway diagram

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.

Year 1 students starting February 2020

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Ground Floor, Rotokauri Campus
Induction timetable will be provided on the day.

Year 1 students starting July 2020

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Ground Floor, Rotokauri Campus
Induction timetable will be provided on the day.

What you will need

All NZDE students will need:

  •  Laptop (Windows 7 or higher with 4G memory plus)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Headphones/earphones (for plugging in to electronic devices)
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots/shoes (Steel toe caps)
  • High vis vest

DE4103 Technical Literacy (Common compulsory module for all NZDE students)

  • Drawing paper (1 book A3, good quality cartridge paper – Plan, no pre-drawn border or title block)
  • Drawing paper polypropylene carry case
  • Compass set (6 mm diameter to 150 diameter – good quality spring bow compass with lead refills)
  • 2 Fine line drawing pencils (mechanical type), size 0.5 mm and 0.7mm HB
  • Lead refill to suit pencil (HB grade recommended)
  • Eraser and eraser shield
  • Protractor
  • Roll of masking tape 18mm
  • 150mm steel rule

DE4102 Engineering Mathematics 1 (Common compulsory module for all NZDE students)

  • Pearsons MyMathLab 

Distance learning students

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • Available to attend block courses

Health and Safety items are available for purchase from NZ Safety, Somerset Street, Hamilton.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Timetable

All Engineering timetables are available via Timetable Net on the Wintec public website.   

To access this, enter the following link http://www.wintec.ac.nz/courses/Pages/timetables.aspx

1.      select Student Sets

2.      select Eng & Indl Design using the drop down menu

3.      select your programme from the next drop down menu –e.g. NZDE

4.      under period(s) select "Semester One General" to view the entire semester or alternatively select a specific week

5.      Next click the View Timetable button.

 

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•       You can scroll through the weeks using the directional arrows located at the top

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

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