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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering NorthTec - Whangarei Campus NorthTec - Whangarei Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 30000

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*Subject to change and other fees
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24 months


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Program Overview

Explore all areas of civil engineering, including materials, geotech, structures, geology, surveying, hydraulics, and mathematics.

Enter the the world of infrastructure development. You’ll learn all about land surveying, highway and traffic engineering, and water and wastewater systems. You’ll also be equipped to design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, tunnels, airports, dams and bridges.

This diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills required of an engineering technician. You’ll learn to apply theoretical and technical knowledge to practical situations and demonstrate the necessary strategies to work safely and effectively with contractors, communities, clients and authorities.

Pathways for high-achieving students may include acceptance with up to two years’ recognition into the University of Auckland Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering degree as well as the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Engineering Science at the University of Southern Queensland.

International recognition

This qualification (NZDE) is recognised in New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Korea under an international agreement known as the Dublin Accord. You can work in any of these countries with your NZDE with no need to retrain.

What will you learn?

In this programme, you will learn to:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and technical knowledge to practical situations
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and strategies to work safely and effectively on and off construction sites and with contractors, communities, clients and authorities
  • Be confident, critical thinkers, who have the ability to solve problems within a broad civil engineering setting
  • Be able to demonstrate communication and technical skills
  • Function positively in a bi-cultural and multicultural environment such as those that exist in the New Zealand engineering environment.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 15 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Jul 2024


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Grade 12/High School Diploma.

    6 IELTS Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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