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

Manukau Institute of Technology
2 years
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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About this program

Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as a professional engineering technician – an area in huge demand here and around the world.

This programme will prepare you to hit the ground running in a number of roles in this industry including geotechnical laboratory technician, draftsperson, surveyor, site engineer and civil engineering technician.

During this two-year programme you’d get to work on exciting projects such as decentralised wastewater treatment design in Samoa and the Ormiston Road widening project. And just like our graduates, this real-world project experience could get your foot in the door to a construction company like Downer, or contracting to regional and environmental authorities like Watercare and Auckland Transport.

The NZDE (Civil) has been developed by a national consortium of tertiary providers, in conjunction with industry, to prepare students for a career in the diverse field of civil engineering. A group of developers has worked collaboratively and consultatively to ensure that the qualification meets the needs of key stakeholders. The group comprised representatives from several Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), Tertiary Providers including MIT, and IPENZ.

Career opportunities

Engineering technician with building and construction companies, municipal and environmental authorities, mining companies, harbour boards, or civil engineering consultancies. These types of positions can involve work such as the design and construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, sewerage and water supply systems, hydro-electric power projects, river and harbour works, soil conservation and structural drawing.

Further training or study

Successful completion of your first semester in the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering (Level 6) with a required grade point average of B can provide direct entry to Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7).

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) at other tertiary institutions.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Contact info

Manukau Institute of Technology

Corner of East Tamaki Road and Newbury Street
2023 Auckland
New Zeeland


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