New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil

Become an engineering technician, specialising in civil engineering. Learn highly sought-after skills, that will allow graduates to work on engineering projects in Aotearoa and around the world. The diploma is accredited nationally and internationally.

What you will learn

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Drawing
  • Report production
  • Engineering management

The civil strand will also teach students the following:

  • Land surveying
  • Civil and structural drawing
  • Hydraulics
  • Highway engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water systems
  • Waste systems
  • Structures

More detail about this qualification

Students will gain the skills and attributes required by Engineering New Zealand, which are bench marked internationally and accredited to the Dublin Accord

Career options

Become an engineering technician in the civil engineering field. 

Entry requirements

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering, compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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