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Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)
Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

  • ID:CPIT640088
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 2 which must include:

  • 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above


  • 12 credits in Mathematics (including algebra, calculus and geometry) Level 2 or above; or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Pathway) Level 4 or equivalent; or
  • If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 5.5, reading 5.5, writing 5.5, listening 5.5.

Course Information

Learn about the design and development of civil infrastructure including water supply and treatment, irrigation and hydropower systems, highways, subdivisions and structural architecture.

This two year diploma designed by industry in 2010 to meet the needs of the New Zealand engineering sector includes core and elective courses focused on the design and implementation of engineering technology and aimed at providing you with sound thinking and problem solving abilities.

You will gain a solid grounding in engineering theory and principles of engineering science including design and drawing, materials, surveying hydraulics, geotech structures and highways.

It is expected that graduates will attain the educational underpinnings and work ready attributes defined in the Engineering New Zealand Graduate Profile for Engineering Technicians.

The graduate profile defined by Engineering New Zealand is benchmarked internationally to the exemplar graduate attributes for graduates of technical education programmes recognised under the Dublin Accord.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology with established cross-crediting arrangements. Graduates can also benefit from the Diploma in Computer Aided Design.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Graduates are employed as engineering technicians, designers, construction supervisors, or sales engineers and are in high demand globally. You can choose employment options related to supporting the design and construction of infrastructure developments like subdivisions, highways, irrigation and hydropower systems, and public amenities such as water and waste water infrastructure and treatment.
  • This qualification meets the academic requirements for membership in Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ). Upon graduating you will be able to function at a technician-level in many countries as outlined by the Sydney and Dublin Accords (International Engineering Alliance 2002).

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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