2 years
Feb Oct
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 24,026
NZD 36,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Graduates are usually employed as engineering technicians, designers, construction supervisors, or sales or project engineers and are in high demand in both New Zealand and globally. You can choose employment options related to supporting the design and construction of infrastructure developments like subdivisions, irrigation and hydro power systems, and public amenities such as water and waste water supplies and treatment. This qualification also satisfies the academic requirement for entry to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) accreditation system.

Employment opportunities within the Civil Engineering industry include:

  • Engineering Consultant
  • Project Engineer
  • Construction Contractor in the following industries:
    • Oil and mining industries
    • Local and regional authorities
    • Building industry
  • Design Engineer
  • Roading Engineer
  • Structural Engineer.

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) qualification provides a pathway to the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP). The NZDEP is a work- based qualification that is assessed on the job through the Industry Training Organisation best aligned with a trainee's chosen major and industry sector.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum total of 48 credits at NCEA level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics, or
  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge), or
  • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.
  • Minimum of 8 literacy credits at NCEA level 1 or higher including 4 reading and 4 writing.

English Language Requirements

  • Overall Band Score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, with no individual score less than 5.5, or equivalent.