This course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in electrical engineering. Graduates of engineering diplomas enter careers in systems maintenance and development work, in residential construction, with production companies and for planning and maintenance roles in large industries such as pulp and paper and power generation, as well as the defence force.
This practical course is for anyone who has an inquisitive mind – people who enjoy maths, hands-on analytical tasks, and making things work.
You’ll learn how to design and interpret technical electronic instructions and also develop, install, test and maintain all the different types of equipment that produce, transmit and use power.
Well-equipped labs will give you the chance to turn theory into reality and small class sizes ensure every individual gets the support they need to succeed. Topics include technical literacy, power generation, sustainable energy, electrical and electronic principles and applications.
There are great job opportunities due to a nationwide and international shortage of electrical engineers.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
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2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
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- technical support engineer
- supervising technician engineer
- technician engineer
- production engineer
- production manager
- production maintenance manager
Topics you'll cover
Year One topics include:
- Engineering Fundamentals - fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines
- Engineering Mathematics 1 - mathematical skills, concepts and understandings required to perform calculations and solve problems within engineering contexts
- Technical Literacy - technical research skills, as well as oral, written, graphical interpersonal communication skills
- Electrical Principles - general fundamental electrical circuit principles
- Electrical and Electronic Applications - application of general fundamental electrical and electronic principles
- PLC Programming 1 - programming PLCs to solve simple industrial problems
- Electronic Principles - develop further understanding of the application of fundamental electronic principles
- Power Engineering - three phase circuit theory as applied to power engineering
Year Two topics include:
- Engineering Mathematics 2 - mathematical principles and engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems
- PLC Programming 2 - advanced knowledge of PLC systems, applications, and programming methods
- Electrical Machines - single and three phase electrical machines
- Introduction to Networks - introduction to the architecture, structure and functions and models of the internet to enable students to build a simple LAN
- Sustainable Energy and Power Electronics - concepts and applications of power electronics involved in small scale renewable energy systems
- Power Systems - three phase power systems and distribution systems
- Engineering Management - administering and managing projects effectively
- Engineering Project (Electrical) - an electrotechnology project derived from given specifications
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This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
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Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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Course Entry Information
To gain entry into this course, you are required to have:
- 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 (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge), OR
- equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (for those working in industry)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering