Electrical engineer examining wires

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)

EN1603

Course details

  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • Two years
  • $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 or Online delivery

Summary

In this programme students will gain the core knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the electrical engineering industry across areas such as the power industry, industrial automation, and consumer products.

What you'll learn

Computer-based training is used alongside tutor led learning to provide the ultimate learning experience.  Students will use up-to-date industry equipment including Oscilloscopes (visual voltmeter) and automation systems.

In the first two years of lab-based kinetic learning students will service electronic equipment and learn the basic skills needed for this industry from tutors who are experienced in their fields. There are nine compulsory modules that students must complete over the two year programme as well as a mixture 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 chosen.

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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
 

Electrical Engineering discipline compulsory modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites

DE4401

Electrical Principles415  
DE5403Electronic Principles515  
DE4402Electrical and Electronic Applications415DE4401DE5403

DE5408

DE5423

Introduction to Networks or

CAD Electrical (not available in 2020)

5

5

15

15

-

DE4401, DE5401

 

Specialisation compulsory modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DE5401Power Engineering515

DE4401, DE4102

DE5403
DE5402PLC Programming 1515DE4401, DE5403, DE4102 
DE5404Electrical Machines515  
Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites

Power Specialisation (compulsory)

DE6401

Power Systems 1615DE4401, DE4102 

Recommended Power Electives – three to be selected, minimum of two must be at Level 6

DE6411

PLC Programming 2615DE5402 
DE6420Protection615DE4401, DE4102 
DE6421Sustainable energy and power electronics615DE4401, DE5403, DE4102 
DE6409Electrical Building Services 615DE5401, DE5404 
DE5418Engineering Mathematics 2515DE4102 
Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites

Building Services Specialisation (compulsory)

DE6419

Maintenance Engineering Management615  

Recommended Building Services specialisation electives – three to be selected, minimum of two must be at Level 6

DE5415

Illumination Engineering515DE4401, DE5403  
DE6411PLC Programming 2 615DE5402  
DE6409Electrical Building Services 615DE5401, DE5404 
DE5418Engineering Mathematics 2515DE4102 
Module code Module name Level credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites

Instrumentation & Control Specialisation elective (compulsory)

DE6419

Maintenance Engineering Management615  

Recommended Instrumentation & Control specialisation electives – three to be selected, minimum of two must be at Level 6

DE5417

Instrumentation / Controls 1 515DE4101, DE4401, DE5403, DE4102  
DE6409Electrical Building Services 615DE5401, DE5404 
DE6411PLC Programming 2 615DE5402  
DE5418Engineering Mathematics 2515DE4102 
DE6414Instrumentation & Controls 2615DE5415, DE4101, DE4401, DE5403, DE4102DE6411, DE5417

Career/further opportunities

The Diploma is run to the requirements of The Skills Organisation and Connexis (Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for New Zealand’s infrastructure industries). 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.

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 electrical engineering strand roles include working in power distribution, industrial automation and and building services infrastructure.

Events

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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

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 

Electrical students

  • Calculator with ability to calculate complex numbers (recommended: Casio FX100 AU Plus)

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)

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