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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice

New Zealand Board for Engineering Diplomas

Subject area

Engineering and Related Technologies not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP) will only be awarded to candidates who have also completed a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) or an equivalent qualification approved by the New Zealand Board for Engineering Diplomas.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the engineering industry with people that are able to consistently apply understanding and skills to the standard expected of a practicing engineering technician in either the civil, electrical or mechanical practice areas. It is aligned with the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand competence standard for engineering technicians seeking recognition in the class of Associate Member (AIPENZ) and/or registration as a Certified Engineering Technician (CertETn).

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice is intended to supplement and integrate the academic learning achieved through completion of a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) with practical knowledge and experience, and hence develop further competence in engineering through on-job experience.

The practice area for the candidate may include but is not limited to engineering consultancy, maintenance or asset management, design, manufacturing, installation, production engineering, technical sales and customer service, draughting services, construction or contracting.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Engineering and Related Technologies at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 4732027
Fax: (04) 474 8933

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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