New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 2 years

Intake: February

*Fee: $21,280

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In the diploma of Civil Engineering Level 6, the students learn to develop and design the infrastructure which includes irrigation and hydropower systems, water supply and its treatment, highways and about other structural architecture. This course has been exclusively designed by the industry in order to meet the increasing demands of the NZ’s engineering sector. The focus is totally on learning how to implement engineering technology with logical thinking and abilities to solve the problems. The students will be introduced with everything related to engineering from theory to practical work like designing, drawing, surveying, highways and geotech structures etc.

The graduate profile is defined by the Engineering New Zealand, benchmarked internationally recognised under the Dublin Accord.

Career Outcomes:

  • Engineering Technicians
  • Designers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Sales engineers
    Eligibility Criteria:


    The students who have done 10+2 in the science background should apply for this diploma in order to pursue their career as Civil Engineer.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS test – Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 50

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