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Engineering Qualifications Framework

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Secondary School Requirements
Year 11

NCEA Level 1 credits, generally including English, Maths, Science and Technology subjects

Year 12

48 credits at NCEA Level 2, generally including 12 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

42-60 credits at NCEA Level 3 and/or UE, including 14 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

University Entrance, generally including 16-18 Level 3 credits in each of Physics and Calculus (and Chemistry for some specialisations)

Technology subjects highly recommended

Tertiary School Requirements
NATIONAL CERTIFICATES IN ENGINEERING

Electrical, Fabrication, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering

NZQF Level 2-5:

Generally three to four years of work-based assessment and some coursework

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (NZDE)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two years of full-time study or cadetship

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (NZDEP)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two to four years of work-based assessment

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [BEngTech]

Civil, Computer + Mobile Systems, Electrical + Electronic, Mechanical, Network + Communications Engineering

NZQF Level 7:

Three years of full-time study

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [BE OR BE(HONS)]

Biological, Chemical + Process, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Forest, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Natural Resources, Network + Communications, Product Development, Software Engineering

NZQF Level 8:

Four years of full-time study

Secondary School Requirements
Year 11

NCEA Level 1 credits, generally including English, Maths, Science and Technology subjects

Year 12

48 credits at NCEA Level 2, generally including 12 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

42-60 credits at NCEA Level 3 and/or UE, including 14 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

University Entrance, generally including 16-18 Level 3 credits in each of Physics and Calculus (and Chemistry for some specialisations)

Technology subjects highly recommended

Tertiary School Requirements
NATIONAL CERTIFICATES IN ENGINEERING

Electrical, Fabrication, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering

NZQF Level 2-5:

Generally three to four years of work-based assessment and some coursework

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (NZDE)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two years of full-time study or cadetship

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (NZDEP)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two to four years of work-based assessment

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [BEngTech]

Civil, Computer + Mobile Systems, Electrical + Electronic, Mechanical, Network + Communications Engineering

NZQF Level 7:

Three years of full-time study

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [BE OR BE(HONS)]

Biological, Chemical + Process, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Forest, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Natural Resources, Network + Communications, Product Development, Software Engineering

NZQF Level 8:

Four years of full-time study

Secondary School Requirements
Year 11

NCEA Level 1 credits, generally including English, Maths, Science and Technology subjects

Year 12

48 credits at NCEA Level 2, generally including 12 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

42-60 credits at NCEA Level 3 and/or UE, including 14 credits in each of Maths and Physics; Technology subjects highly recommended

Year 13

University Entrance, generally including 16-18 Level 3 credits in each of Physics and Calculus (and Chemistry for some specialisations)

Technology subjects highly recommended

Tertiary School Requirements
NATIONAL CERTIFICATES IN ENGINEERING

Electrical, Fabrication, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering

NZQF Level 2-5:

Generally three to four years of work-based assessment and some coursework

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (NZDE)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two years of full-time study or cadetship

NZ DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (NZDEP)

Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

NZQF Level 6:

Two to four years of work-based assessment

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [BEngTech]

Civil, Computer + Mobile Systems, Electrical + Electronic, Mechanical, Network + Communications Engineering

NZQF Level 7:

Three years of full-time study

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [BE OR BE(HONS)]

Biological, Chemical + Process, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Forest, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Natural Resources, Network + Communications, Product Development, Software Engineering

NZQF Level 8:

Four years of full-time study