New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil Engineering)

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  • Locations and dates


    21 February 2022
    Year 1
    21 February 2022
    Year 2
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    Two years full time or four years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Free programme.

If you are interested in the planning, design and construction of all forms of infrastructure and have a passion for building strong relationships with clients and contractors then Civil Engineering is for you.

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)

Civil Engineering plays a key part in the creation and protection of our structural environment. 

NMIT's class sizes means you can easily talk with tutors and the programme is hands on.

Tutors also work with local industry to provide real world experiences as part of the programme.

You will qualify as an engineering technician. The industry demand for graduates from this programme is high.

A Civil Engineering qualification will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design and manage the construction of various infrastructure including residential, commercial and industrial buildings; roads, rail, dams and bridges. You will also acquire the technical knowledge and skills to draft plans, survey sites and compile engineering reports.

In the near future NMIT is looking to offer a degree in Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering. Keep up to date by signing up to our email updates(external link) on this development.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements for all applicants, NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher, for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013, and a minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics, preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry OR equivalent qualifications OR equivalent credits from appropriate trades training AND OR demonstrated skills and experience. If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of an IELTS Academic score of 6.0, with no individual score less than 5.5, or equivalent. All admissions to this programme are subject to the approval of the Department selection panel.

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

2 Years

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $6,680 $13,360
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $13,076 $26,152
TOTAL Learn more $19,756 $39,512
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 78%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $53,980
Earnings range Learn more $44,162 - $68,197
In employment Learn more 61%
In further study Learn more 37%
On a benefit Learn more 1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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