Programme Details

ICA’s diploma in electrical engineering(level 7) is designed for those who want to work with future technology and current market trends in New Zealand. A student who is keen on solving electrical or electronic engineering problems, wants to design systems and administrate networks can join ICA's “Diploma in Electrical Engineering” (DEE).

The DEE consists of two specializations: 1) Telecommunication and networking, 2) Electronics and embedded systems along with compulsory courses in electrical engineering including mathematics, engineering management and a final project.

Programme Summary Information


Programme Title: Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Level 7)

Total Credits: 240,

Duration: 2 Years (Full Time) (Total 80 weeks including holidays)

Aim

This programme aims to provide an advanced programme of study covering core knowledge and skills in electrical and electronics engineering, and two specialist strands: Telecommunications and networking, and Electronics and embedded systems.

The programme has been designed for students who have already completed a course of study in electrical engineering at Level 5, or who have equivalent skills and knowledge, and wish to develop more specialist knowledge and skills.

Contents

Compulsory papers:

DEE500 Mathematics for Engineers,

DEE600 Engineering Project Management,

DEE700 Final Project.

Optional Papers (Any Three Papers):

DEE501 Electrical Circuits and Devices,

DEE502 Computer Programme and CAD Tools,

DEE610 Electronic Communication Systems,

DEE602 Data Communications and Computer Networks,

DEE603 Antenna and Wave Propagation,

DEE604 Advanced Circuits and Systems,

DEE605 Advanced Electronic Devices and Applications,

DEE606 Microprocessor and Digital Logic Design.

Strand Papers

Telecommunication and Networks (All Six Papers)

DEE710 Network Security,

DEE711 Analysis and Design of Enterprise Networks,

DEE712 Wireless Sensor Networks,

DEE713 Wireless Communication,

DEE714 Broadband Communication,

DEE715 Optical Fibre Communication.

Electronics and Embedded Systems( All Six Papers)

DEE720 Power Electronics Principles and Applications,

DEE721 Automated Test System Design and Best Practices,

DEE722 Advanced Microcontrollers and Interfacing;

DEE723 Real Time Embedded Systems,

DEE724 Real Time Operating Systems,

DEE725 Control Systems.

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

  • Applicants must have a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Level 5 OR
  • Equivalent knowledge and skills such as:
    • First year of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) OR
    • First year of the University degree in electrical or equivalent
    • National Certificate in electrical (level 4) + Suitable experience. The applicant shall be required to formally apply for the assessments of prior learning; and complete the assessments of prior learning if approved to do so by the DEE programme leader.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 24 points minimum and 2 years relevant work experience
    • Three years relevant work experience and 20 years of age or over. The applicant shall be required to formally apply for the assessments of prior learning; and complete the assessments of prior learning if approved to do so by the DEE programme leader.

International Students

  • Applicants must have a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Level 5 OR
  • Equivalent knowledge and skills, such as:
    • 10 years high school + 3 years certificate/diploma in technology OR
    • The first year of Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree completed and similar qualifications OR
    • First year of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) OR
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 24 points minimum And 2 years relevant work experience OR
    • Three years relevant work experience and 20 years of age or over. The applicant shall be required to formally apply for the assessments of prior learning; and complete the assessments of prior learning if approved to do so by the DEE programme leader
  • Applicants must meet the minimum academic entry requirements and have achieved an overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, (writing, speaking, reading and listening bands no less than 5.5) or equivalent (see table 1 below for the IELTS equivalent options). Over and above existing English proficiency may be determined if the medium of instructions in primary and secondary studies was in English OR if the applicant has studied for three years full time in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

English Language Tests

You can use the English language tests in the table below to meet ICA’s English language requirements. You must satisfy the requirements in one sitting and results are valid for two years from the date on the test certificate. 

Minimum entry requirements

ICA IELP Assessment 

IELTS (Academic) 

Internet-
based TOEFL (iBT) 

Paper-
based TOEFL 

Cambridge English: ESOL

NZCEL

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

City & Guilds IESOL

Overall score of 6 points and all components 5.5 or better

Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Total Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

TotalScore of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52

Level 5(*) with the Academic endorsement

PToE (Academic) score of 50

B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

RPL addresses previous qualifications and relevant experience including: 

  • Cross credits
  • Assessment of prior learning
  • Credit transfers

 Maximum 50% of cross credits may be awarded through RPL and APL. Credit transefrs can be done for all the subjects already passed.The student needs to apply for cross credits at the time of admission application. Once a course of study is approved, then it will not be considered for cross credits.

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Lab Facilities


Electronic and Real Time Embedded System Lab

Electrical Engineering Society