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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice

Vocational Engineering Education New Zealand Incorporated

Subject area

Engineering and Related Technologies not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Well-defined engineering activities are activities or projects that include some or all of the following:
- Limited range of resources, e.g. people, money, equipment, materials, information and technologies
- Resolving interactions between limited technical and engineering issues where wider issues have little or no impact
- Using existing materials, techniques or processes in new ways
- Consequences that are important locally but aren't far-reaching
- Knowledge of practical procedures and practices for widely-applied operations and processes

Well-defined engineering problems are problems that include some or all of the following:
- Several issues, but only a few that result in conflicting constraints
- Can be solved using a systematic approach
- Resolved with limited theory but extensive practical knowledge
- Frequently experienced and so familiar to most practitioners in the practice area
- Covered by standards and/or documented codes of practice
- Limited range of stakeholders with differing needs
- Consequences that are important locally but aren't far-reaching
- Discrete components of engineering systems.

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 Engineering New Zealand's competence standard for engineering technicians seeking recognition as a Chartered Member - CMEngNZ (Engineering Technician).

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.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community



The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships



$5,000 each

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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