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Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications



Aspire2 International Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications

2018 intake dates: 11 Jan, 22 Feb, 21 Jun, 23 Aug, 13 Sept

New Zealand’s electronics and telecommunications industry is a major growth industry, and this diploma will get you well on your way to a career in this exciting field. 

2 Academic Years

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Concordia Institute of Business

This programme will help develop advanced skills in electronic circuitry and telecommunications engineering technology.

You will gain complex technical competence in electronic devices, electronic communications technologies such as radio, integrated electronics systems and the software used to apply them.

You must study all core papers along with two elective papers.

Elective papers will be open subject to number of students.

*You may be eligible for up to 50% RPL and credit transfer which will reduce your study time to one year.

Core papers: compulsory

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Principles, Circuits and Electrical
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Communication Systems
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation
  • Control Systems
  • Cellular and Mobile Communications
  • Microwave and Radar Engineering
  • Broadband Communications

Elective Papers

  • Positioning Communication Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Control Systems
  • Microprocessor

On completion of this programme

Graduates of this Diploma may pursue career opportunities in a wide range of roles in the electronics and telecommunications industries i.e. electronics engineering technologist, electronics engineering assistant, sales/services representative, computer systems technologist, telecommunications technician/installer, field service representative or research technician.

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this programme you will need:

  • A Level 5 qualification in the field of electronics and telecommunications; or 
  • equivalent skills and knowledge

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5; or 
  • have a Pearson Test with overall score of 50 and above; or 
  • pass our English Entry Test (for limited nationalities only).

*If you are a New Zealand student under 20 years of age, there are additional entry requirements. Please contact us for more information.


First year fees:

  • Tuition - $16250
  • Resource - $2500
  • Registration - $250
  • Insurance (14 months) - $550
  • Bank fee - $50

Total 1st year - $19600

Second year fees:

  • Tuition - $11000
  • Resource - $750
  • Insurance - $300

Total 2nd year - $12050

Total fees for two years - $31650

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Electronic/ Telecommunication Technican
  • Electronic Sales/Service Representative
  • Communication System Installer
  • Electronic/Telecommunication Engineer
  • General Mangement

Harpreet Singh Mann's story

"I worked in the electronics industry back in India and was keen to study electronics here in New Zealand. My long-term goal is to become an electronics engineer. Studying at Aspire2 International helped me build my knowledge, gave me hands-on experience with electronic tools, and taught me about working in the electronics industry in New Zealand."

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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