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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology - Invercargill

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Level: 7
Dates:

2019 Semester 1: 25 February to 29 November

Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology with majors in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is aimed at engineering professionals wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to extend and update their knowledge and skills.

Civil Strand

Ethics, Laws and Professional Conduct, Project Management and either Traffic Engineering or Water and Wastewater Engineering.

Mechanical Strand

Ethics, Laws and Professional Conduct, Project Management and either Energy Engineering or Power Engineering

Compulsory all Strands

BENG700 Ethics, Laws and Professional Conduct

BENG730 Managing Engineering Projects

 

Electives Mechanical Strand
Choose one pair of papers

BENG635 Mechanics of Fluids (Mechanical)

BENG745 Fluid Power Engineering

or                     

BENG637 Thermodynamics 2

BENG735 Energy Use and Management

or                     

BENG645 Dynamics of Machines

BENG765 Power Plant and Industrial Plant Engineering

 

Electives Civil Strand
Choose one pair of papers

BENG630 Traffic and Highway Engineering

BENG750 Traffic Engineering and Management

or                     

BENG630 Traffic and Highway Engineering

BENG740 Transportation Planning

or                     

BENG640 Water and Wastewater Engineering

BENG770 Wastewater and Stormwater Systems

To be advised

Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyse engineering information and make informed decisions
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical engineering situations
  • Utilise appropriate resources and tools to provide solutions to engineering problems
  • Apply project management concepts, principles and techniques in engineering contexts
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, ethical behaviour and personal responsibility as an engineering practitioner

Students will have completed all requirements of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (such as architecture, engineering, science, surveying, technology).

Application by Mature Entry

(20 years of age and above)

Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, mature aged applicants who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided they have successfully completed an approved course or programme, or have relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

  • NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or
  • Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or
  • Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:
    • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
    • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
    • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.
    • OET at Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    • NZCEL a) Expiring Level, b) Current: a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional), b) Level 5
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE  (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
    • Language Cert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
    • Trinity ISE ISE11 with no less than distinction in any band
  • Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or
  • Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. The total credit value of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology is 60 credits. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate are entitled to use the letters GCertEngTech after their names.

Please note – students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

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