Want to pursue a career as an electrical technician? The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) is an industry-recognised qualification that allows you to focus on power.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of electrical engineering theory and practice and will develop the knowledge and skills to work as an engineering technician on construction sites and in engineering workplaces.
- A nationally developed and internationally recognised engineering qualification
- Supported by the electrical engineering industry, including the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
- A step towards IPENZ membership: completion of the programme, combined with a period of work experience, provides eligibility to apply for membership of IPENZ
- Small classes: the average class size is just 35-60 students
- Can serve as a pathway into graduate engineering qualifications
- Focus on real-world learning: observe the day-to-day activities of engineering sites, and take part in lab work, workshops, and debates
- Visiting industry experts will give you a real feel for the career opportunities available in electrical engineering
- Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)
Once you've successfully completed this programme you'll receive the qualification: New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical).
This programme can cross-credit into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical).
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. NCEA Level 2 including:
- A total of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in four different subjects.
- Your 48 credits must also include at least 12 credits in Mathematics (preferably with achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry) and a minimum of 8 credits in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing).
2. If English is not your first language, you will need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:
- An equivalent qualification; or
- Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience; or
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
Engineering Mathematics 1
Electrical Electronic Applications
PLC Programming 1
Introduction to Networks
Power Systems 1
Electrical Building services
PLC Programming 2
Sustainable Energy and Power El
The 'Key Information for Students' below does not reflect any international student information.
Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.
The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.
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Key Information for Students
Entry requirementsMinimum requirements: Applicants must have a total of 48 NCEA credits at level 2 in their best four subjects, including maths, graphics and a science related subject. English language and selection criteria may apply.
Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.
|Government tuition subsidy:||N/A||N/A|
National graduate outcomes
|(3 years after completion)|
|Earnings range||$44,162 - $68,197|
|In further study||37%|
|On a benefit||1%|
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