Course details

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
NZQF Level 8

About the course

Upcoming Start Dates: 26th February 2018 16th July 2018

Holders of the PGDipEng will have advanced knowledge and skills within a specialist field of engineering practice and advanced analytical, planning and critial thinking skills. They will be prepared for further study at master's level.

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

  • Management of technology companies
  • Research career

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of an industrial project and five papers. Students can specialise in the fields of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical or Electronic Engineering.


Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering an applicant must have completed:

(a) the Bachelor of Engineering Technology or equivalent or (b) a relevant professional qualification or relevant professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or higher.

About the provider

AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.

More than 26,000 students are enrolled at AUT in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, studying at one of the three campuses. AUT has consistently been a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment growth of both New Zealand and international students across a wide range of professional disciplines, and as a result we are now the second largest university in New Zealand.

AUT's teaching is innovative and student centred. AUT encourages students to collaborate, experiment and to experience working life beyond the classroom. In addition to teaching, the university has a strong focus on innovative research in areas such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and nutrition.