New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
February July
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 28,138

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.


  • Engineering Fundamentals 
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 
  • Technical Literacy 
  • Materials (Civil) 
  • Land Surveying 1 
  • Structures 1 
  • Civil and Structural Drawing 
  • Hydraulics (Civil) 
  • Highway Engineering 1 
  • Geotechnical Engineering 1 
  • Engineering Management 
  • Engineering Project (Civil) (
  • Engineering Surveying 
  • Structures 2 
  • Geotechnical Engineering 2 
  • Highway Engineering 2 
  • Traffic Engineering 
  • Structures 3 
  • Water and Wastewater Systems 
  • Water and Waste Management 
  • Land Surveying 2 

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