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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering



Aspire2 International New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

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

Electrical and Electronics engineering is more than switches and cables – you will also need to think rationally, negotiate the demands of multiple groups, solve problems, and even design new equipment. This course will allow you to add real value to projects, or equip you for further study.

2 Academic Years

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Concordia Institute of Business

You will learn to apply electrical and electronics engineering theory to practice, and to work with other skilled professions and trades on electrical projects. This course will help you develop rational decision-making skills and the cultural understanding you will need to work with any group of people. 

We offer two specialisations: Power and Electronics. Power is a specialisation in Electrical Strand and Electronics is a specialisation in Electronic Strand.  

You must study all the common compulsory courses and  4 elective papers.

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal. 

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Common compulsory courses

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Technical Literacy
  • E-communications (project)
  • Electrical Principles
  • Electronic Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Applications
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Project

Power Compulsory Courses

  • Power Engineering
  • Electrical Machines
  • PLC Programming 1

Electronics Compulsory Courses

  • Computer Programming 1
  • Electronic Manufacturing 1
  • Computer Programming 2

Power Elective Courses

  • PLC Programming 2
  • Protection
  • Sustainable Energy and Power Electronics
  • Electrical Building Services
  • Engineering Mathematics 2

Electronics Elective Courses

  • Electronics 1
  • Electronics 2
  • Microcontrollers 1
  • Microcontrollers 2
  • Electronic Manufacturing 2
  • Engineering Mathematics 2

On completion of this programme

The aim of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering is to provide skilled and competent technicians with an electrical engineering qualification who: 

  • Will apply engineering theory to practice and competently perform technical operations to the standards and ethical and professional responsibilities required by the engineering profession;
  • Have a knowledge sufficient to permit informed, rational decision making in a specialist field of engineering and to implement these decisions;
  • Will work collaboratively with construction workers, clients, authorities, agencies, industry and other professionals to provide a comprehensive engineering services in the relevant specialist area; and
  • Have an understanding of different cultures and in particular awareness and clear understanding of tangata whenua and the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Resource Management Act.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission into the programme, the candidate must have:

  • a minimum of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects, including at least 12 credits in mathematics; or 
  • equivalent qualifications – International Baccalaureate or Cambridge; or have equivalent skills and knowledge. 
  • You will also need a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 1 or higher – 4 reading and 4 writing.

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.


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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