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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Technical Support) (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 130
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Aerospace Engineering and Technology » Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the aeronautical engineering industry with graduates who have attained sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide technical support services for aircraft operation and maintenance activities.

This qualification is intended for learners who are experienced aeronautical engineers, and who want to broaden their knowledge and skills in the technical support function of the aeronautical engineering sector.

The aeronautical engineering sector of the aviation industry will benefit through employment of staff knowledgeable and capable of providing technical support.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Control and evaluate incoming aeronautical engineering technical information in relation to mandatory and non-mandatory requirements for aircraft operating and maintenance activities
- Promulgate, control and provide aeronautical engineering and technical information to meet enterprise and customer requirements
- Develop and maintain maintenance programmes for aircraft and aircraft components to meet aircraft and/or fleet operating profile, ensuring compliance with all mandatory and airworthiness authority requirements
Education pathways
This qualification can pathway from the various New Zealand certificates and diplomas in Aeronautical Engineering.

Pathway qualifications include:
- New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Production Control) (Level 6) [Ref: 2899]
- New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Quality Assurance) (Level 6) [Ref: 2905]
- New Zealand Diploma in Maintenance Planning (Level 5) [Ref: 2904]

Training progression beyond these specialist maintenance roles is most likely to be in management or in-house training for aircraft type specific training.
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to be employed within a Technical Support role. They may progress into other Aeronautical Engineering roles such as Quality Assurance, Production Control, or Engineering Planning.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation ServiceIQ
Developed By ServiceIQ
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2906
Status Current
Created November 2015
Next Review December 2020
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