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Regulations - Engineering

Graduate Diploma in Engineering – GradDipEng

The regulations for this graduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a either

(i) completed the requirements for any Bachelors degree approved by Senate or its representative


(ii) received a professional qualification in Engineering approved by Senate or its representative


(iii) attained an equivalent level of practical experience in the engineering profession as approved by Senate or its representative


b attained a level of technical competence in Engineering equivalent to at least Parts I and II of the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), as may be approved by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 a A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must follow a programme equivalent to two full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 120 points.

b The requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Engineering must be completed within four years of initial enrolment.

c In all cases, the semester of initial enrolment is deemed to be the first semester in which the student enrolled for a course which is assigned or reassigned to the programme.

d In exceptional circumstances the Programme Director may increase the duration allowed for enrolment for a period not normally exceeding two consecutive semesters.

Structure and Content

3 Of the 120 points required for this graduate diploma, a student must pass:

a at least 45 points from courses in one or more of the Schedules for the Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering Studies or Master of Professional Engineering, excluding Project courses


b up to 75 points from:

(i) Stage III, IV or 700 level courses as listed in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule, excluding research project courses

(ii) courses listed in the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Schedule

(iii) up to 30 points from courses listed for Parts I and II in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule, with the approval of the Programme Director.

4 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

5 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Programme Director.


6 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


7 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2023.

Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng) Schedule

Courses available:

ENGGEN 601, 602, 622, 623