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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil Engineering major) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake1: 25 February 2019 to 29 November 2019

Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 240

The aim of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is to provide skilled and competent engineering technicians who:

  • Apply engineering theory to practice, and competently perform technical operations to high standards, including ethical and professional responsibilities required by the engineering profession;
  • Have a knowledge sufficient to permit informed, rational decision making in the specialist field of engineering and to implement these decisions;
  • Will work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, authorities, agencies, industry and other professionals, to provide a comprehensive engineering service in the relevant specialist area; and
  • Have an understanding of different cultures, in particular an awareness and clear understanding of the tangata whenua and implications of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Resource Management Act.

It is expected that graduates will attain the educational underpinnings and work ready attributes defined in the IPENZ Graduate Profile for Engineering Technicians.  The graduate profile defined by IPENZ is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technician education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord.

Year 1 Compulsory

DE4103      Technical Literacy

DE4101      Engineering fundamentals

DE4102      Engineering Mathematics

DE4201      Materials (Civil)

DE4202      Land Surveying 1

DE5207      Geotechnical Engineering

DE5202      Civil and Structural Drawing

DE5201      Structures 1

 

Year 2 Compulsory

DE5204      Highway Engineering 1

DE5204      Hydraulics (Civil)

DE6102      Engineering Project (Civil)

DE6101      Engineering Management

 

Year 2 Electives

DE5205      Engineering Surveying

DE5206      Structures 2

DE6201      Geotechnical Engineering 2

DE6202    Highway Engineering 2

DE6203    Traffic Engineering

DE6204    Structures 3

DE6205    Water and Wastewater systems

DE6206    Water and Waste Management

DE6207    Land surveying 2

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $1785 (Year 1) $1785 (Year 2) (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

Civil Engineers design and build roads, structures, utility infrastructure and buildings. Civil is the broadest field of engineering and can involve working in construction, materials, maintenance and utility operations.

Minimum Academic Entry Criteria
For entry to this programme, applicants are required to have

  • A minimum total of 48 credits at Level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics, or
  • Equivalent qualifications (eg. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge), or
  • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.
  • Minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 1 or higher, including four reading and four writing.

Language Requirements 
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below

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 passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6.0 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 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – CAE or CPE with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • PToE (Academic) – score of 50
  • B2 Communicator with a score of 66

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:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a Bachelors degree of at least three years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTS or
  4. Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering:

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification “New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)”, they must have:

Shown competence in all of the scheduled units, to a minimum of 240 credits in the specified strand, and upon application to NZQA.

(Please note – students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours will forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm at SIT's Invercargill campus.

 

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