CIVIL Engineering

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CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY – SPECIALIST
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Diploma in Engineering Practice
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY WITH STRANDS IN AGGREGATE, ASPHALT, BITUMEN, CONCRETE, FIELD INVESTIGATIONS, AND SOIL (L4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 70-85 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2692

Strands: Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Operating, maintaining and calibrating civil engineering laboratory and test equipment
  • Planning, preparing and conducting day-to-day civil engineering laboratory activities
  • Applying quality standards and material specifications to civil engineering laboratory testing activities
  • Quantifying and validating the uncertainty in measurement in test results

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Aggregate: Completing aggregate sampling and perform aggregate source property, or aggregate production tests

Asphalt: Completing asphalt sampling and performing asphalt tests

Bitumen: Completing bituminous binder sampling and performing bitumen or modified bitumen, or bitumen emulsion tests

Concrete: Completing concrete sampling and performing concrete tests

Field Investigations: Performing field investigation tests

Soil: Completing soil sampling and performing soil classification, soil density and compaction, or soil strength tests

CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY – SPECIALIST

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY WITH STRANDS IN AGGREGATE, ASPHALT, BITUMEN, CONCRETE, FIELD INVESTIGATIONS, AND SOIL (L5)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 70-80 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2693

This qualification is under development and is due for release December 2017.

Strands: Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Lead a team and manage the health, safety, environment and quality of civil engineering laboratory activities
  • Determine, evaluate, and report on precision and bias in civil engineering laboratory proficiency data
  • Contribute to budget management

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Aggregate: Evaluate and troubleshoot aggregate tests

Asphalt: Evaluate and troubleshoot asphalt tests

Bitumen: Evaluate and troubleshoot bitumen tests

Concrete: Evaluate and troubleshoot concrete tests

Field Investigations: Evaluate and troubleshoot concrete tests

Soil: Evaluate and troubleshoot soil tests

DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE WITH STRANDS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (L6)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 6
  • 120 Credits
  • 30 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 1714

Prerequisite: NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil and Water)

Strands: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

This qualification puts the theory learnt through completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) into practice, allowing graduates to gain on-job experience in engineering.

The candidate could be working in one of the following areas (not limited to): engineering consultancy, maintenance or asset management, design, manufacturing, installation, production engineering, technical sales and customer service, draughting services, construction or contracting.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Comprehend and apply detailed knowledge underpinning good practice as an engineering technician
  • Comprehend and apply detailed knowledge underpinning good practice as an engineering technician that is specific to the jurisdiction in which he/she practices
  • Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of one or more or more well-defined engineering activities
  • Manage part or all of one or more well-defined engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice
  • Communicate clearly with others in the course of his/her well-defined engineering activities
  • Maintain the currency of engineering knowledge and skills
  • Exercise sound engineering judgement
  • Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the relevant code of ethical conduct
  • Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of well-defined engineering activities generally

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Civil Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems

Electrical Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems