Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

Develop the skills to take your engineering career to the next level in as little as one year with the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering.

Explore the latest developments in engineering and advance your engineering knowledge, as well as your technical and analytical skills. You can choose from a wide range of courses in electrical, electronic, mechanical or production engineering. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering will be well placed for further study in the Master of Engineering.

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Minimum entry requirements

Completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology, including ENGE601, or equivalent OR
  • A professional qualification or relevant professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

The postgraduate diploma can serve as a pathway for graduates from the three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology who want to progress to study at master’s degree level.

Choose 120 points from the following

General engineering courses

Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering courses

Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology courses

Manufacturing/ Materials Technologies/ Mechanical courses

Power/Energy System Engineering courses

Telecommunications Engineering courses

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Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

Graduates from this programme have the opportunity to move into a variety of engineering organisations, including large multinationals and specialised smaller companies. Careers could range from consulting to technical sales.

  • Management of technology companies
  • Research career
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$10,277 (for 120 points)
($9,203 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$43,974 (for 120 points)
($42,900 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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