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Programme overview

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, and 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 implement these decisions
  • Identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined engineering problems relevant to the field of electronic engineering

Highlights

  • 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 electronic 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

Qualification pathway

Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic).
This programme can cross-credit into the Bachelor programmes Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) with an Electronics specialisation.

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. A total of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four different subjects:

  • Your 48 credits must include 12 credits in Mathematics (preferably with achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry) and 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 have NCEA? 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:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

Course Information

Compulsory courses

Level

Class no.

Course name

4

DE4101

Engineering Fundamentals

4

DE 4102

Engineering Mathematics 1

4

DE4103

Technical Literacy

4

DE4401

Electrical Principles

4

DE4402

Electrical Electronic Applications

5

DE5403

Electronic Principles

5

DE5405

Computer Programming 1

5

DE5408

Introduction to Networks

5

DE5414

Electronic Manufacturing 1

6

DE6102

Engineering Project

6

DE6101

Eng Management

6

DE6412

Computer Programming 2

 

 

Elective courses for the Electronics specialisation*

Level

Class no.

Course name

5

DE5407

Electronics 1

5

DE5406

Microcontrollers 1

5DE5409PC Engineering
5DE5410Routing and Switching Essentials

6

DE6402

Electronics 2

6

DE6417

Microcontrollers 2

6

DE6408

Electronic Manufacturing 2

6DE6145Scaling Networks
6DE6416Connecting Networks

*Other specialisations not on offer.

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Key Information for Students

Entry requirements

Minimum 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.

Duration

2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual

Total Qualification

Student fees:  N/AN/A
Government tuition subsidy: N/AN/A
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Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information available at StudyLink.

National graduate outcomes

(3 years after completion)
Median earnings$53,980
Earnings range$44,162 - $68,197
In employment61%
In further study37%
On a benefit1%

Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students.