About the course

New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5 (B1.1)

Location: Christchurch Campus


Format Classroom lectures supported with workshop and hangar based practical lessons, followed by 8 weeks of on job training with Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance. EASA licence exams are conducted at the end of each module. 


Duration: 46 training weeks delivered over 1 year.


Qualification:

New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5

EASA B1.1 Exam credits in subjects 1-10, 11,15 and 17 (if only attending the Diploma)

EASA Part147 Approved Basic Training Course (if completing with the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering)
 
Pre Requisite:


Domestic Students 
(1) 16 years of age
(2) New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3, or National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) - Level 3.

International Students
(1) 18 years of age
(2) Placement Test
(3) English language level of IELTS 5.5, with no band lower than 5.0, or approved equivalent.
(4) New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3, or National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) - Level 3, or approved equivalent aircraft maintenance course. 

 

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Module Structure

PE6001* Mathematics 4.0 4.0
PE6002* Physics 7.0 7.0
PE6003* Electrical Fundamentals 15.0 15.0
PE6004* Electronic Fundamentals 10.0 10.0
PE6005* Digital Techniques 13.0 13.0
PE6006* Materials and Hardware 9.0 9.0
PE6007* Maintenance Practices 17.0 17.0
PE6008* Basic Aerodynamics 4.0 4.0
PE6009* Human Factors 10.0 10.0
PE6010* Aviation Legislation 8.0 8.0
PE6011a Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems 21.0 n/a
PE6013 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems n/a 35.0
PE6014 Propulsion n/a 5.0
PE6015 Gas Turbines 11.0 n/a
PE6017 Propellers 6.0 n/a
  B1.1 or B2 Practical  42.0 42.0
  On Job Training (@ 8 hours per day) with Air NZ Engineering & Maintenance  36.0 36.0
  Total Days 213 215
  Total Hours 1350 1362
  * Common modules 1-10 are delivered to the highest level required for either B1.1 or B2 strand.     


 

Course Fees

Tuition Fees (incl GST)

2018 Domestic Students - pending
2018 International Students - NZD$34,500.00

Additional Costs:

Text Books $78.00
Personal Protective Equipment $390.00
Student ID $15.00 per year
Industry visits $30.00

 


Student allowances/Loans

Available to eligible domestic students only, visit www.studylink.govt.nz for more information. 

Student Handbook

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FAQs

How long is the programme?

The New Zealand Diploma is delivered over 46 training weeks and will usually be scheduled with semester breaks over a 12 month calendar period. 

When does it start?​

The New Zealand Diploma will be scheduled immediately after the New Zealand Certificate as most students undertaking the Diploma will start by enrolling in the New Zealand Certificate. 

What qualifications are considered an approved equivalent to the Level 3 Certificate?​

The following two qualifications have currently been recognised as an equivalent entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

India DGCA Basic Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Certificate (BAMEC)

BTEC Diploma in Aerospace Engineering - Level 3

Post graduation options

EASA Pt145 Experience

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma will have met all academic requirements required to hold an aircraft maintenance engineers licence. Prior to a licence application being made, students must obtain experience in an EASA Pt145 maintenance organisation. 

Further Study​

The Aviation Institute has established pathways to two UK based universities for students who wish to complete a degree qualification before seeking employment opportunities. 

University of South Wales

University of Limerick