Does a career in telecommunications or electronics manufacturing sound like you? Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic) will be able to gain employment as engineering technicians in the electronics field. The Electronic pathway in the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is your entry into computer programming, microcontrollers, learning about electronic circuits and their applications.
Graduates from the Electronic Engineering strand will be able to:
- Apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined engineering problems relevant to their specialist field of electronic engineering
- Use your new engineering knowledge to make informed problem-solving decisions in electronic engineering and to implement these decisions
- Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to the field of electronic engineering
- A nationally developed and internationally recognised engineering qualification.
- 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.
- Learn C++ programming, working with microcontrollers and modern electronic manufacturing technology and techniques.
- Ability to move into the industry of high technology involving electronics and telecommunication devices.
Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic).
This programme pathway can cross-credit into the Bachelor programmes Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) with an Electronics specialisation, or the Bachelor of Applied Technology - Electrotechnology.
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
Computer Programming 1
Introduction to Networks
Electronic Manufacturing 1
Computer Programming 2
Elective courses for the Electronics specialisation*
Electronic Manufacturing 2
*Other specialisations not on offer.
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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.
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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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