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Western Institute of Technology Taranaki

New Plymouth , Taranaki Region ,New Zealand

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) L6

This qualification aims to provide students with both theoretical and practical skills necessary to gain employment as an Engineering Technician in the mechanical engineering field. Engineering Technicians are generally involved in design and operations. Dublin Accord signatory (International Recognition). Engineering New Zealand (previously IPENZ)

Civil Engineering strand graduates will also be able to:

apply engineering theory to practice working within well-defined* engineering problems relevant to their

specialist field of civil engineering

use their engineering knowledge to make informed problem solving decisions in civil engineering and to

implement these decisions

identify, evaluate and manage risks within well-defined* engineering problems relevant to their field of civil


Well-defined engineering problems can be solved in standardised ways, are frequently encountered and hence

familiar to most practitioners in the specialist area, have consequences that are locally important but not farreaching

and can be resolved using limited theoretical knowledge but normally require extensive practical


Career Options: The NZDE (Civil) prepares a student for a career in the civil engineering industry at technician

level. Civil engineers plan, design and construct the infrastructure in which we live and work. This includes the

establishment of facilities like roads, railways, airports, water supply, drainage, wastewater disposal, bridges, dams,

multi-storey buildings, tunnels and other public works. Civil engineers are employed by a range of different

organizations including district and city councils, engineering consultants, contractors, transportation agencies such

as NZ Transport Agency, academic institutions, environmental agencies etc.

Civil engineering technicians handle the technical details for building and maintaining infrastructure projects - such as

roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, and waste water systems. They may work with a civil engineering consultancy, a

civil construction contractor or a council. The Civil Engineering Technician may work in a number of roles such as

Contract Manager, Laboratory Technician, Design Draughtsperson, Site Investigator, Surveying, Asset Management

and Engineering Administration.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 37000 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
    Application Fee: N/A
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