Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Level 7)

In one year gain specialist engineering skills that are in high demand. Choose from specialisations in Building Services, Mechatronics, Structures or Water and Waste.

Our graduate diplomas are ideal for graduates seeking specialist knowledge in these areas or professionals with industry experience who want a formal qualification. You'll develop your ability to undertake high-level design, specification and project management. Work on industry projects and applications.

 

Choose a specialisation:

Building Services

Mechatronics

Structures

Water and Waste

 

Building Services specialisation

Available intake: July only (22/07/2019)

Building services engineers are in high demand. Develop skills in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) design, project management and operational management. Increase your knowledge of sustainability and energy efficiency. Visit construction sites and finished buildings to examine current practice. Complete an industry project.

 

What you will learn

  • Develop an understanding of modern maintenance management practices, strategies and measures

  • Undertake evaluation of energy use, energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy

  • Apply engineering knowledge to select components and prepare design documents for water-based heat transfer systems

  • Create designs for the seismic restraint of mechanical plant using New Zealand Standards

  • Investigate, design and apply knowledge of air handling systems

  • Apply project management principles, concepts and techniques

  • Complete an engineering project of your choice

 

Career options

There is a real need for skilled and experienced graduates with a building services specialisation to design the next generation of high performance buildings. Graduates may undertake roles such as:

  • Building services engineer
  • Project manager
  • Maintenance engineering manager

 

Entry criteria

Bachelor’s degree in a mechanical or related engineering discipline or relevant practical, professional or educational experience.

International IELTS

Mimimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6 or equivalent.

 


 

Mechantronics strand

Available intake: February and July (25/02/2019 and 22/07/2019)

Mechatronics combines mechanical, electrical and control engineering to design and produce smart technology products and processes. Apply your knowledge to a real industry problem for your major project. 

Gain an overview of mechatronics with your compulsory courses. Mechanics of machines. Automation. Robotics. Systems and control. Embedded systems. Fluid power. Further your learning with your elective course. PLC programming. Instrumentation and control. Fluid mechanics. Complete an engineering development project to solve a real industry problem.

 

What you'll learn

  • Design, specify, plan, organise and implement a mechatronic system

  • Work effectively with a team of specialists on the core technologies of mechanical systems, power systems, control systems and automation systems

  • Integrate and test multidisciplinary mechatronic projects

  • Compare, contrast and evaluate alternative approaches to mechatronic system designs

  • Effectively plan the extension and upgrading of existing implementations

  • Conduct risk management assessments including business impact analysis

 

Career options

There are opportunities in industries such as robotics, aerospace, transport, defence, automotive, building systems and the manufacturing industries. You could work in a variety of key roles such as:
  • Design engineer
  • Project planner
  • Product designer
  • Project manager
  • Mechatronics engineer

 

Entry criteria

Under 20

Bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering discipline (excluding a Mechatronics specialisation) or relevant practical, professional or educational experience.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.

 


 

Structures specialisation

Available intake: July only (22/07/2019)

Structural engineers are responsible for the design and build of a diverse range of projects. It is their vital work that ensures the safety of people who use everyday infrastructures. The demand for skills in this area has grown as there has been increased local and global emphasis on improving standards and strengthening existing structures.

The demand for skills in this area has grown as there has been increased local and global emphasis on improving standards and strengthening existing structures. This graduate diploma has been developed by WelTec in partnership with industry, for degree qualified engineers to learn specialised structural engineering skills.

 

What you will learn

  • Explore theories and conceptual design of different structures

  • Develop a strong understanding of New Zealand codes

  • Investigate the behaviour of structural systems and elements

  • Design structures using timber, masonry, steel, and concrete

  • Articulate understanding of real world open-ended design issues

 

Career options

Students may undertake roles such as design engineering or project management. There is a real need for skilled and experienced graduates with structural qualifications. There is a large number of projects being undertaken to ensure buildings and other infrastructure meet the new earthquake standards.

  • Design engineer
  • Project planner
  • Project manager

 

Entry criteria

A bachelors degree in a civil engineering discipline or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience. 

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with writing and speaking score no less than 6 and reading and listening no less than 6, or equivalent.

 


 

Water and Waste specialisation

Available intake: February only (25/02/2019)

Improving and protecting water quality is a global issue. Around the world, 2.5 billion people live in regions where they face water shortages or difficulties with supply. Explore theories and conceptual design of systems in water treatment for industrial wastewater or storm water. Learn about physical, chemical, and biological processes in engineering including aeration, sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and wastewater processing.

Gain an overview of water and waste engineering with your courses. Learn advanced water systems. Urban drainage systems. Alternative waste treatment. Water resource engineering. Hydrology and erosion management. Complete an engineering research or development project.

 

What you'll learn

  • Analyse and generate solutions for water and waste problems

  • Design, specify and plan implementation of water and waste systems

  • Effectively plan the extension and upgrading of existing implementations

  • Recognise and consider social, political and environment impacts on water and waste management

  • Learn how to treat various surface and ground water sources to make drinking water

  • Understand disposal of water treatment plant wastes in an environmentally friendly manner

  • Gain skills to treat community and industrial wastewater and storm water

 

Career options

There are opportunities in civil engineering speciailising in water and waste. You could work in a variety of key roles including:

  • Design engineer
  • Project planner
  • Project manager

 

Entry criteria

Bachelor’s degree in a civil engineering discipline (excluding water and waste specialisation), or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience. 

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

 

Documents and other details:

Selection Sheet - February Start (PDF 262KB)

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