New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)

Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as an engineering technician – an area in huge demand in New Zealand and overseas.

You'll learn broad skills in electrical engineering and develop specialist knowledge in the following areas:

  • Clinical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Power
  • Data communications.

This qualification meets New Zealand and international benchmarks for engineering technicians.

Graduates can work at a technician level as outlined by the Dublin Accord (International Engineering Alliance, 2002).

See Programme Structure for course information.

Are you eligible for the NZDE Scholarship

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from mid-2020)
Level 6
Domestic fees $6,800 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2612
Duration

Two years (full-time), part-time length will vary, but the qualification should be completed within ten years of starting

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 240
International Fees NZD$23,000 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Diploma

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Academic

NCEA Level 2,

  • Including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or above (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013);

And 

  • A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra , calculus or trigonometry);

Or

  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge);

Or

  • Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum entry criteria, those applicants for whom English is a second language (including International students) must meet the IELTS overall language requirement: Overall Band Score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, with no individual score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Other Entry Requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely.

Although not part of the entry requirements, applicants will attend an interview as part of the process of assisting them to select the right specialisation.

Successful applicants will be accepted in order of application. The above attributes will be assessed through an interview process to which applicants may bring family and/or whānau support. 

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements will be counselled to an appropriate Foundation programme.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

Career

Average salary*

Clinical Technician$36K-$48K per year (1-6 years’ experience)
$48K-$85K per year (over 6 years’ experience)

Electrical Engineering Technician

$20-$30 an hour (graduate level)
$30-$35 an hour (over 3 years’ experience)
$70K-$120K per year (senior or management level)
Telecommunications Technician

$34K-$51K per year (1-3 years’ experience)
$53K-$80K per year (3-5 years’ experience)
$65K-$97K per year (senior level)

*Sourced from careers.govt.nz in January 2019

Programme structure

You will need to complete 11 compulsory courses and five additional courses related to this strand (240 credits):
Compulsory courses:

Engineering Major

Level 4

141.417 Engineering Fundamentals (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE4101
The aim is to introduce the basic fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the fundamentals of statics, dynamics and mechanical energy concepts.
  • Evaluate direct stress and strain, and derive elastic properties from tensile test results.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering properties of fluids and apply the fundamentals of hydrostatics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical voltage, current and resistance and explain the difference between AC and DC.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the New Zealand Electricity system and describe some of its safety features.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heat energy and transfer; temperature and humidity of the air.

141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE4102
The aim is to develop mathematical skills, concepts and understanding in order to perform calculations and solve problems within engineering contexts.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Manipulate and solve algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Solve, manipulate and apply mathematical functions, including the application of graphs where appropriate.
  • Apply the rules and principles of trigonometry using both degree and radian measure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of differentiation and integration techniques and apply them to solve engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of one of the following:
    • 5.1 Complex numbers, logic expressions and numbers OR
    • 5.2 Basic statistical concepts and techniques.

523.413 Technical Literacy Communication CAD (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE4103
The aim is to develop technical research skills along with oral, written, graphical and interpersonal communication skills.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Utilise information obtained from physical or web-based resources in technical problem solving and presentations.
  • Prepare and deliver an oral presentation on a technical subject.
  • Communicate ideas and technical findings in a written format.
  • Create and use pictorial sketches and pictorial/orthographic drawings to current drawing standards as a communication technique to present ideas and data.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to develop project Outcomes.

Level 6

115.610 Engineering Management (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6101
The aim is to develop the knowledge and skills required to administer and manage projects effectively in a specific discipline of engineering.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the fundamentals of project planning and project management.
  • Prepare and evaluate cost estimates, tender documentation and contract documentation.
  • Administer and supervise contracts in accordance with the relevant Standards and/or Codes of Practice.
  • Critically evaluate professional practice principles and their application to an engineering environment.

115.616 Engineering Project (Electrical) (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6102
Pre-requisite: 523.413 Technical Literacy and three level 5 ENG courses, or equivalent.

The aim is to apply knowledge and problem-solving skills to plan and complete an engineering project relevant to the discipline strand studied (civil, mechanical, electrical or electronics) to accepted practice and standards from a given specification.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Develop preliminary design(s), based on a given specification, for an engineering project relevant to their discipline strand. (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics)
  • Develop a plan or design parameters considering functionality, safety, environmental, cultural and ethical issues.
  • Undertake well-defined planning and produce as project output.
  • Produce supporting documentation relevant to project output.
  • Evaluate compliance of the project output against a specification.
  • Present findings to an audience in a professional manner.

Electrical strand

Level 4

523.415 Electrical and Electronic Applications (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE4402
The aim is to apply theoretical knowledge and understanding of general fundamental electronic principles.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of Engineering drawing and simulation packages.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and apply fundamental principles of electronic switching supplies.
  • Carry out safe working practices in an Electrical environment.
  • Describe and apply diagnostic processes to faults in electrotechnology equipment.
  • Construct and test an electrotechnology product.

Level 5

502.515 Computer Programming 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5405
Pre-requisite: 523.413 Technical Literacy

The aim is to develop an understanding of a disciplined approach to computer programming.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Use a modern IDE for program development.
  • Evaluate and use software development tools and techniques.
  • Develop a software solution for an engineering application using software programming techniques.

513.512 Introduction to Networks (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5408
The aim is to introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks and to enable students to build simple LAN.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet.
  • Apply knowledge of the role of protocol layers in data networks.
  • Apply knowledge of the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments.
  • Design, calculate and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfil given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations.
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.
  • Use a command-line interface to perform basic router and switch configurations.

523.529 Electronic Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5403
The aim is to provide the students with an understanding of general electronics and the basic building blocks of electronics as required for subsequent courses.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of circuit theorems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply fundamental principles of digital electronics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply fundamental principles of power supplies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply fundamental principles of analogue electronics.
  • Demonstrate the use of electronic measuring equipment.

532.510 Electronic Manufacturing 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5414
Pre-requisite: 523.529 Electronic Principles
Co-requisite: 533.518 Electronics 1

The aim is to develop an understanding of the design and production process of electronic printed circuit board manufacturing processes and methods of testing for electronic products.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Select circuit board, materials, and manufacturing technologies for a given electronic engineering application hardware solution.
  • Produce circuit schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork for a given electronic engineering application.
  • Assemble a printed circuit board-based circuit.
  • Apply effective electronic product hardware testing and fault-finding techniques.

Level 6

502.625 Computer Programming 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6412
Pre-requisite: 502.515 Computer Programming 1

The aim is to develop an understanding of the analysis, development and evaluation of an engineering application, using rapid application development techniques.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse an engineering application to facilitate the development of a software solution using rapid application development (RAD) techniques.
  • Develop a software solution for an engineering application using RAD techniques.
  • Evaluate the performance of a RAD software solution to an engineering application.
Courses related to your chosen specialisation:

Electronics

Level 4

523.418 Electrical Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE4401
The aim is to provide the students with an understanding of general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills required for subsequent courses.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of DC theory.
  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of AC theory.
  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of the basic three-phase theory.
  • Demonstrate the use of electrical measuring equipment.

Level 5

533.518 Electronics 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5407
Pre-requisite: 523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to develop an understanding of the analysis of analogue circuits and the use of simulation programs to determine circuit performance.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Design and analyse first-order RC filters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of operational amplifiers as applied to the design of practical circuits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DAC and ADC circuits.
  • Explain the principles of switching regulators.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of active filters.

504.509 Microcontrollers 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5406
Pre-requisite: 523.413 Technical Literacy

The aim is to develop an understanding of microcontroller architecture, applications and interfacing requirements.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of microcontroller hardware.
  • Demonstrate practical microcontroller software development methods.

Level 6

504.608 Microcontrollers 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6417
Pre-requisite: 504.509 Microcontrollers 1

The aim is to develop an understanding of microcontroller hardware technology and its selection and application.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply microcontroller hardware technology to a given application.
  • Analyse and implement the operation of off-chip peripherals.
  • Select and use microcontroller development tools.
  • Investigate testing strategies and programming techniques for conformance to specification and fault tolerance.
  • Develop a working software solution to meet a given specification using techniques to aid testing and fault tolerance.

533.621 Electronics 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6402
Pre-requisite: 533.518 Electronics 1

The aim is to develop an understanding of electronic devices and signals.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of small signal transistor amplifier design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of power semiconductor devices as applied to power amplifiers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operational amplifier circuits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of waveform generation.

Data Communications

Level 5

513.513 Routing & Switching Essentials (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5410
Pre-requisite: 513.512 Introduction to Networks

The aim is to enable students to configure and troubleshoot common issues with routers and switches for basic functionality and computer network protocols.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of basic and enhanced switching technologies.
  • Apply knowledge of the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process.
  • Configure and verify static routing and default routing.
  • Apply knowledge of dynamic routing protocols.
  • Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing.
  • Apply knowledge of the different types of access control lists.
  • Apply knowledge of the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain Name System and Network Address Translation.
You must choose between one of the following:

141.515 Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5418
Pre-requisite: 141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to develop an understanding of general mathematical principles and appropriate engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Understand and analyse graphs.
  • Manipulate and solve algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Manipulate and apply complex numbers.
  • Apply differentiation and integration of mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.
  • Derivation and solution of differential equations.

OR

513.514 Data Telecommunications Intermediate (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5420
Pre-requisite: 513.52 Introduction to Networks, 523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to introduce students to the concepts and practice of Telecommunications systems and data networks.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Explain the concepts and applications of common wired and wireless telecommunications systems.
  • Explain the concepts, characteristics, and applications of copper and fibre transmissions lines.
  • Explain analogue and digital modulation concepts.
  • Analyse the source, effect, and reduction of noise in wired and wireless telecommunication systems.
  • . Evaluate aspects of radio system design.
  • Perform measurements on telecommunications systems.
  • Explain personnel safety, equipment protection.

Level 6

513.633 Scaling Networks (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6415
Pre-requisite: 513.512 Introduction to Networks

The aim is to enable students to synthesize the required techniques to construct large scale and complex network across multiple LANs with modern networking protocols and be able to implement and resolve issues of internetwork operating systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Design scalable networks.
  • Configure and troubleshoot the operations of various Spanning Tree protocols.
  • Configure the operations and benefits of link aggregation and LAN redundancy.
  • Configure wireless LANs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and routing protocols.
  • Evaluate and deploy IOS (Internetwork Operating Systems) Images and licensing.

513.634 Connecting Networks (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6416
Pre-requisite: 513.512 Introduction to Networks

The aim is to enable students to configure WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate and analyse the impact of applications including VoIP on an enterprise network.
  • Configure and verify PPP on a WAN link.
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on a WAN link.
  • Verify, monitor and troubleshoot ACLs and network security in a network environment.
  • Implement and troubleshoot NAT and DHCP.
  • Troubleshoot common network problems in WAN implementation in an enterprise network.

*Data Communication elective - leads to the internationally recognised Cisco qualification CCNA (Cisco certified network associate). It prepares graduates for work in hardware and software installation and maintenance, and network installation and maintenance.

Power

Level 5

523.522 Power Engineering (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5401
Pre-requisite: 523.418 Electrical Principles
Co-requisite:523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to develop an understanding of three-phase circuit theory as applied to power engineering and ELV earthing and protection systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of three-phase circuit theory.
  • Perform calculations using power in AC circuits.
  • Describe the electricity distribution industry meters and metering methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic earthing and power system protection for ELV/LV installations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical and building reticulation system types.

523.524 Electrical Machines (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5404
Pre-requisite: 141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.418 Electrical Principles, 523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to develop an understanding of the theory and application of single and three-phase electrical machines

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of transformer theory (single and three-phase to 11kV, & vector groups).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DC motor and generator operation with appropriate speed control systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the theory of AC SQIM and WRIM induction motors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AC motor speed control (DOL, star-delta, Primary resistance, autotransformer, soft-starter, VFD/VSD).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical gearboxes, toothed and V belt systems as may be applied to reduce the speed of an electric motor.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AC motor selection for typical applications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operating an induction synchronous motor as a generator.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of typical single-phase AC and fractional horsepower motors (capacitor start and run, split phase, shaded pole, servo and stepper).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of single-phase AC speed control systems.

524.510 Instrumentation and Controls 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE5417
Pre-requisite: 141.417 Engineering Fundamentals, 141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.418 Electrical Principles, 523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to develop an understanding of intermediate knowledge of industrial measurement and control system engineering.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of transmitters and standard transmission signals (e.g. temperature, strain, pressure, flow, level, speed and position and transmission signals 4-20mA, 2-10V DC, 1-5V DC).
  • Describe and apply feedback control systems principles and basic block diagrams.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of actuators and associated control valves. (electric, pneumatic and hydraulic).
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of controller strategies (on/off, two-step, floating-point, time proportioning, P, PI, PD, PID).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of controller stability & tuning methods (quarter amplitude, ultimate sensitivity, lag and lead compensation and reaction curve).

Level 6

525.616 Projection (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6420
Pre-requisite: 141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.418 Electrical Principles

The aim is to provide the students with an understanding of electrical power system fault protection concepts for both MV & HV systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understand the operating principles of CTs and VTs in terms of various connection types and industry practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of protection concepts for generators, aerial conductors, power cables, transformers, busbars and motors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various fault types that occur in electrical power systems both LV, MV and HV.
  • Describe the operation and application of the different power system protection equipment types under common protection scenarios.
  • Demonstrate awareness of safety considerations and safe working practices in relation to power protection equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of digital protection and control systems and basic substation design.

527.615 PLC Programming 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6411
Pre-requisite: 513.512 Introduction to Networks

The aim is to develop an understanding of, and advanced knowledge of PLC systems, applications, and programming methods.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and use PLCs in advanced practical applications.
  • Describe and implement advanced input/output modules, communication methods, and control systems relevant to PLCs.

533.624 Sustainable Energy & Power Electronics (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6421
Pre-requisite: 141.418 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.418 Electrical Principles, 523.529 Electronic Principles

The aim is to develop an understanding of the concepts and applications of power electronics including basic converter types and applications involving small scale renewable energy systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe power switching devices.
  • Describe power conversion systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AC to DC conversion.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DC to AC and DC to DC conversion.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AC to AC conversion.
  • Describe knowledge of Power Control Applications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of small to medium scale renewable energy systems covering up to 100kW.

Clinical

Level 4

523.418 Electrical Principles (15 credits)

The aim is to provide the students with an understanding of general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills required for subsequent courses.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of DC theory.
  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of AC theory.
  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of the basic three-phase theory.
  • Demonstrate the use of electrical measuring equipment.

Level 5

122.503 Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Engineering Technicians (15 credits)

The aim is to give students an understanding of anatomy and physiology and other scientific principles relevant to their work as a clinical engineer

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe the cells and tissues that make up the human body, and explain how they function.
  • Describe the basic principles of heat, temperature, pressure, electricity, light, sound and radiation, and explain how they relate to the human body.
  • Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, renal, digestive, integument and skeletal human body systems.
  • Discuss the principles of homeostasis and its relationship to selected body systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medically significant microorganisms.

524.511 Medical Equipment 1 (15 credits)

The aim is to provide an introduction to the functioning and application of basic medical devices.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic biomedical sensors and discuss their application.
  • Describe basic medical instrumentation and devices.
  • Describe the function and application of basic medical equipment.
  • Describe the basic maintenance and apply functional testing on a range of advanced medical equipment.
  • Analyse common hazards and faults of basic medical equipment in terms of operator error and equipment malfunction.

Level 6

524.610 Fault Finding for Clinical Engineering Technicians (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6423
Pre-requisite: 523.529 Electronic Principles, 524.511 Medical Equipment 1

The aim is to apply basic principles of medical equipment testing according to the manufacturers’ procedures/specifications and NZ health and safety standards.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe use of electrical, test equipment and general hand equipment.
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge and application of a range of medical instrumentation.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of Quality Assurance & Clinical/medical equipment Standards.
  • Describe the operation and application of diagnostic processes to faults in clinical/medical electronic equipment.
  • Describe the fundamental principles of infection control, prevention and containment and apply knowledge of precautions when handling the equipment.

524.611 Medical Equipment 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: DE6424
Pre-requisite: 524.511 Medical Equipment 1

The aim is to provide an introduction to the functioning and application of advanced medical devices.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe advanced biomedical systems.
  • Explain the application of advanced medical instrumentation and devices.
  • Describe the operation and application of advanced medical equipment.
  • Explain basic maintenance and functional testing on a range of advanced medical equipment.
  • Describe common hazards and faults of advanced medical equipment in terms of operator error and equipment malfunction.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the School of Professional Engineering calendar.

Further training or study

Successful completion of your first semester in the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering (Level 6) with a required grade point average of B can provide direct entry to Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7).

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) at other tertiary institutions.

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. For entry to this programme, applicants are required to have: NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or above (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013), and A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra , calculus or trigonometry) , or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge) , or equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience In addition to meeting the minimum entry criteria, those applicants for whom English is a second language (including International students) must meet the IELTS overall language requirement: Overall Band Score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, with no individual score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
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Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 62%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $43,011
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $33,003 - $52,554
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 64%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 24%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 6%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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