The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) is a great option if you want a qualification pathway that combines applied academic study with practical skills, and only takes two years to prepare you for employment in the engineering industry.
The NZDE qualifies you to work in a variety of engineering jobs at technician level, such as:
The NZDE has been accredited to international standards (Dublin Accord) and will be recognised overseas. It replaces earlier qualifications, such as the New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (NZCE) and National Diploma in Engineering.
Most polytechnics and institutes of technology (ITPs) offer the NZDE. The main specialisations are:
Generally the entry requirements for the NZDE are:
Once you've got your NZDE, you can:
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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering