New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Year 1)

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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
(Year 1)
MOE Code         NT4603                 Level     5         Duration        Part-time
Site(s)          Whangarei                   Intake(s)      February and July
Delivery         Part-time, intramural only. Year 2 in Auckland
Aim              Civil Engineering can provide a challenging and rewarding career for
                 both men and women. There is a shortage of qualified Civil
                 Engineering Technicians in New Zealand. This programme replaces
                 the old New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering, and is now New
                 Zealand's leading national civil engineering technician qualification;
                 offering graduates excellent employment opportunities across a
                 range of disciplines, both nationally and internationally.
                 The aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive and
                 intensive introduction to the fundamentals of civil engineering,
                 including all the necessary training to prepare students for further
                 study and technical careers in roading, structural engineering, traffic
                 engineering, water supply and waste water reticulation.
Graduate         This programme is a general introduction to a complete range of
Profile          Civil Engineering subject areas including: engineering materials,
                 geotechnical     engineering,   structures,     geology,    surveying,
                 hydraulics/hydrology and engineering mathematics.
Career           Great career opportunities exist in civil engineering, road and traffic
Options          engineering, asset management and CAD operation, in positions
                 such as engineering technicians with building and construction
                 companies, municipal and environmental authorities, mining
                 companies, harbour boards and civil engineering consultancies. The
                 type of work can involve design and construction of roads, bridges,
                 tunnels, sewerage and water supply systems, hydro-electric power
                 projects, river and harbour works, soil conservation and structural
                 drawing. Career paths could also include becoming a civil
                 engineering technician, laboratory technician or site engineer.
Further Study    Options can include further tertiary education with post-graduate




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                 studies at another institution, such as the Bachelor of Engineering
                 Technology (Civil) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
                 at MIT.
Award(s)         Applicants who successfully complete the courses required for the
                 first year of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) will be
                 awarded credits which will enable them to progress to a larger
                 Polytechnic to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering
                 (Civil).
Completion       This programme has been accredited by NZQA and ITPQ. As it does not contain
Requirements     unit standards from the NQF, credits are not reported to NZQA.
Credits          Applicants who successfully complete the courses required for the
toward other     first year of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) will be
Qualifications   awarded credits which will enable them to progress to a larger
                 Polytechnic to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering
                 (Civil)
Admission        Applicants under 20 are required to have a minimum of 48 NCEA
Information      credits at Level 2 in three subjects including Mathematics and
                 Physics or equivalent NZQA unit standards.
                 Applicants aged 20 years or over are considered on an individual
                 basis.
Additional       The second year of this programme will need to be completed at
Information      another tertiary institution




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                                             Programme Structure
                                             The elective course 500.318250 is a Pre-requisite for 500.418450 and is required for
                                             those students who have not passed NCEA level 3 mathematics. The credits for
                                             500.318250 are not counted towards the qualification. A range of courses are offered part-
                                             time; the courses offered will vary in each academic year. A full list of the courses that are available
                                             in the current academic year will be provided when the programme commences.
                                             Code              Title                                                              Credits     Level
                                             Elective Course
                                             500.318250    Introduction to Mathematics                                            12          3
                                             Compulsory Courses may include:
                                             500.412458    Mechanics                                                              12          3
                                             500.418417    Geology                                                                9           4
                                             500.418450    Engineering Mathematics 1A                                             9           4
                                             500.418451    Engineering Mathematics 1B                                             9           4
                                             500.418452    Land Surveying                                                         9           4
                                             500.418453    Geotechnical Engineering 1                                             9           4
                                             500.418454    Hydraulics / Hydrology                                                 9           4
                                             500.418457    Engineering Materials                                                  9           4
                                             500.418458    Structural Analysis                                                    9           4
                                             Course Prescriptors
                                             Title                                                             Code               Credits     Level
                                             Engineering Materials                                      500.418457   9         4
                                             Aim: to provide a basic knowledge of the properties and applications of Civil
                                             Engineering materials.
                                             Engineering Mathematics 1A                                 500.418450   9         4
                                             Aim: to provide students with the ability to demonstrate mathematical skills, concepts
                                             and understanding in number, measurement, trigonometry, algebra; and develop
                                             these skills concepts and understandings in order to solve problems.
                                             Engineering Mathematics 1B                                 500.418451   9         4
                                             Aim: to provide students with the ability to demonstrate mathematical skills, concepts
                                             and understandings in calculus. Develop these skills concepts and understandings in
                                             order to solve problems.
                                             Geology                                                    500.418417   9         4
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                                             Aim: to examine the basic geological and geomorphological process acting within and
                                             on the Earth‘s crust.
                                             Geotechnical Engineering 1                                 500.418453   9         4
                                             Aim: to develop an ability to describe and classify soils and to determine engineering
                                             properties of soils by field and laboratory testing.
                                             Hydraulics / Hydrology                                   500.418454     9         4
                                             Aim: to provide students with the basic concepts of hydrology, catchment management
                                             and hydraulics. To develop their understanding of the process and use of data in civil
                                             engineering, and to facilitate their ability to design systems to manage and control the
                                             water resources involved.
                                             Introduction to Mathematics                              500.318250     12        3
                                             Aim: to provide students with the ability to demonstrate basic mathematical skills,
                                             concepts and understandings in number, measurement, trigonometry, algebra,
                                             calculus and statistics.
                                             Land Surveying                                           500.418452     9         4
                                             Aim: to understand the basic theoretical and practical concepts of Land Surveying.
                                             Mechanics                                                  500.318358   12        3
                                             Aim: to introduce the basic concepts of mechanics (applied physics) and to impart the
                                             knowledge which is needed to make the students competent in the solution of
                                             problems combining information from different parts of the course.
                                             Structural Analysis                                      500.418458     9         4
                                             Aim: to introduce the techniques of basic structural analysis as applied to structural
                                             elements and simple structures.




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