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)
(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.
(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.
|PE6006*||Materials and Hardware||9.0||9.0|
|PE6011a||Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems||21.0||n/a|
|PE6013||Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems||n/a||35.0|
|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|
|* Common modules 1-10 are delivered to the highest level required for either B1.1 or B2 strand.|
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
Available to eligible domestic students only, visit www.studylink.govt.nz for more information.
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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.
The Aviation Institute has established pathways to two UK based universities for students who wish to complete a degree qualification before seeking employment opportunities.