Qualification pathways for engineering careers

NATIONAL CERTIFICATES IN ENGINEERING Electrical, Fabrication, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering NZQF Level 2-5: Generally three to four years of work-based assessment and some coursework More >> JOBS WITH THIS QUALIFICATION NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (NZDE) Civil, Electrical, Mechanical NZQF Level 6: Two years of full-time study or cadetship More >> JOBS WITH THIS QUALIFICATION NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (NZDEP) Civil, Electrical, Mechanical NZQF Level 6: Two to four years of work-based assessment More >> JOBS WITH THIS QUALIFICATION BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [BEngTech] Civil, Computer + Mobile Systems, Electrical + Electronic, Mechanical, Network + Communications Engineering NZQF Level 7: Three years of full-time study More >> JOBS WITH THIS QUALIFICATION BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [BE OR BE(HONS)] Biological, Chemical + Process, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Forest, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Natural Resources, Network + Communications, Product Development, Software Engineering NZQF Level 8: Four years of full-time study More >> JOBS WITH THIS QUALIFICATION YEAR 11 NCEA Level 1 credits, generally including English, Maths, Science and Technology subjects YEAR 12 48 credits at NCEA Level 2, generally including 12 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects are highly recommended YEAR 13 42-60 credits at NCEA Level 3 and/ or UE, including 14 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects are highly recommended YEAR 13 University Entrance, generally including 16 credits at NCEA Level 3 in Physics and Calculus (and in Chemistry for some specialisations); Technology subjects are highly recommended NZDE credits can be counted towards a BEngTech or a BE BEngTech credits can be counted towards a BE or BE(Hons) NOTE: This is a simplified overview of the tertiary options and entry requirements. Please check with the polytechnic, institute of technology or university where you intend to study.

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