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NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Power Specialisation)

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Programme Overview



UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Power Specialisation) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a qualified engineering technician in a wide range of high-tech industries.


The NZ Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) has achieved Dublin Accord status to give you international recognition and is supported by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).


This electrical engineering course can also take time off a Bachelor of Engineering degree should you wish to continue on to further study.

Gaining this qualification opens up fantastic job opportunities for you both in New Zealand and overseas in the electrical and power industries.


Programme Features

  • Friendly supportive learning environment and experienced staff.
  • An opportunity to use the skills and knowledge gained during the programme to develop and construct a unique product which can be used alongside the formal qualifications gained to enhance employment opportunities.
  • Wide range of electrical and electronic equipment to work on in preparation for your future career.
  • Wide range of design software to develop projects with.



We have a small presentation outlining details of this programme which can be downloaded here: NZDE Presentation



You can also find more information at http://www.engineer.org.nz/about.htm



*This programme is subject to change



Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements
The recommended minimum entry criteria for the NZDE is 48 Level 2 NZCEA credits in four subjects, including a minimum of 12 credits in Mathematics. Credits in Physics and relevant Technology subjects are also recommended. UCOL admission processes also apply.

English Proficiency Entry Requirements
Minimum entry for international students of IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 (or equivalent) which must be achieved in one sitting.



Programme NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Power Specialisation) - Level 6
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 2 years
Campuses Palmerston North
Fees Domestic $6,285 per yearInternational $19,800 per year

Palmerston North

29 February 2016 - 2 December 2016

25 July 2016 - 2 December 2016

Palmerston North

Classes are generally between the hours of 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday. 
Allow 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning each.


Other Programme Costs
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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