Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
NZQF Level 6

About the course

We increasingly rely on modern appliances, communication devices, IT hardware and other electronic equipment in our personal lives, and in industry. This programme will teach students how to design, install, service and maintain those devices.

Students will learn the core knowledge and practical skills required to meet industry needs in their chosen strand of engineering.

Entry requirements

Entry into this course requires:

NCEA Level 2*, 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 (eg International Baccelaureate or Cambridge), or Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience *including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher (for tho​​se who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).​​

Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through an interview.

Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.​

About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.