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

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 22 February to 02 July

2021 Semester 2: 19 July to 26 November

Duration:

Two years full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 240

Do you dream of buildings, bridges, railways, and water channels, helping to meet the needs of communities in safe and sustainable ways? Our two-year, high value course of study will enable you to conceive, design and build buildings, systems and infrastructure in the public and private sector; including roads, airports, tunnels, dam and sewage treatment.

The course acts as a foundational year for advanced civil engineering and is designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities.

You will:

  • Build and evaluate geotechnical models
    Analyse structural dynamics using computer technologies
    Study reinforced concrete and steel design
    Develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management
    Work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, and other industry professionals
    Build and evaluate geotechnical models
  • Analyse structural dynamics using computer technologies
  • Study reinforced concrete and steel design
  • Develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management
  • Work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, and other industry professionals

Engineers can find themselves working in many different disciplines and environments, from overseeing maintenance operations to designing and building engineered solutions, the range of career options is vast, varied and challenging.

Year 1

DE4101 Engineering fundamentals

DE4102 Engineering Mathematics

DE4103 Technical Literacy

DE4201 Materials (Civil)

DE4202 Land Surveying 1

DE5201 Structures 1

DE5202 Civil and Structural Drawing

DE5207 Geotechnical Engineering

Year 2

DE5203 Hydraulics (Civil)

DE5204 Highway Engineering 1

DE5206 Structures 2

DE6101 Engineering Management

DE6102 Engineering Project (Civil)

DE6201 Geotechnical Engineering 2

DE6205 Water and Wastewater systems

DE6207 Land surveying 2

 

This programme is available for free under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $1837 (Year 1) $1837 (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.

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.

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

English 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, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's 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 two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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 - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
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 - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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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