Certificate of proficiency in civil and structural drawing

Course highlights

To develop skills required to produce civil engineering and structural drawings.

Key facts

Start month(s) July
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Level 5
Directed learning hours 90
Self-directed learning hours 60
Total learning hours 150
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Domestic fees

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International fees (NZD) Certificates of Proficiency are not recommended for international students
Course code 242.506

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:


University Entrance – NCEA Level 3 including:

  • Three subjects at Level 3 including:
    • Physics with a minimum of 14 credits;
    • Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits; and
    • One other subject from the list of approved subjects*.
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading, five credits in writing;
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627);


  • Equivalent academic qualifications (equivalent academic qualifications may include University B Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or algebra);


  • Equivalent Cambridge score;


  • Equivalent International Baccalaureate.

*NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance

English language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

International students: English language entry requirements

EAL students must meet the minimum academic entry requirements and have achieved an overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, (writing and speaking score no less than 6.0 and reading and listening bands no 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.

Applicants who meet the greatest number of criteria will be the preferred applicants. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places; the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list.

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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.


523.413 Technical literacy.

This course is part of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6).

If your intention is to complete a full programme, please enrol into the programme. Studying an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP) is not a pathway towards a formal qualification.

Certificate of Proficiency (COP) may be cross credited to a programme however grades achieved through studying a COP are not transferable to a programme.

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Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.