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Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)

Lower Hutt , Wellington ,New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Level 7)

In one year, gain in demand specialist engineering skills. Choose from Building Services, Mechatronics, Structures or Water and Waste.

Our graduate diplomas are ideal for graduates seeking specialist knowledge in these areas or professionals with industry experience who want a formal qualification. You'll develop your ability to undertake high-level design, specification and project management. Work on industry projects and applications.  

During this programme, students get away from the classroom and visit real sites where they can see first hand how what they are learning applied in the industry.

In the past students have done site visits to construction projects such as the construction of Te Auaha, Wellington Hospital and the PWC Centre on the waterfront in Wellington.

This programme will allow engineering graduates to gain more knowledge and an additional qualification that will give you the skills needed to advance your career.

Choose a specialisation:

Building Services



Water and Waste

Why Engineering at WelTec? 

  • Practical skills- WelTec strikes the right balance with practical and theoretical learning. This course will give you real skills that you can take to the workplace while also giving you all the necessary theoretical knowledge too.
  • Class sizes - Studying at WelTec will mean that you will be able to take advantage of our smaller class sizes. Because of this, you will have more one on one time with your tutors to help you through your learning journey.   
  • Tutors - Our engineering tutors are highly experienced, knowledgeable and approachable with industry connections helping you during your studies and beyond. You can learn more about them here.
  • Flexible study - Full time and part time study options available for this programme.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

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