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English Study For Electronics Engineers (ESEE)

New Zealand’s electronics industry is small. Most companies design and manufacture niche electronic products for export, and employ only a few staff. Despite this, electronics engineers continue to be needed to research and design new electronic products. English Study For Electronics Englineers (ESEE) in New Zealand

There is also more demand for electronics engineers in telecommunications. Investment in telecommunications infrastructure is creating opportunities for electronics engineers. Both the Government and telecommunications companies are investing more in developing broadband Internet and mobile phone networks. Electronics engineers who specialise in telecommunications are needed to help develop and build these networks.

The Department of Labour estimates that the number of electronics engineers has dropped from 1,023 to 793 between 2006 and 2010, which has contributed to a shortage. The job of electronics engineer also appears on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list, which means the Government is actively encouraging skilled electronics engineers from overseas to work in New Zealand. (more information: Electronics Engineer - Job outlook and Electronic Engineer: Occupational Skill).

An overseas trained electronics engineer will need to be extremely competent in written and spoken English in order to be able to work in NZ. Therefore, Waikato Institute of Education’s English for Electronics Engineers is the perfect platform for overseas trained electronics engineers to acquire the English skills needed for academic studies or employment in New Zealand. 

ESEE Programme

WIE’s English study for Electronics Engineers (ESEE) is a programme designed for overseas trained electronics engineers to enable them to improve and develop their English skills in order to be able to seek employment or continue their studies in New Zealand. 

The programme consists of an Intensive English Study for 26 weeks, which includes seminars and workshops. The seminars and workshops are designed to introduce electronics engineers to New Zealand electronics engineering industry (including the workplace language such as vocabulary and common industry terminologies), living in New Zealand and workplace culture. The engineers would also be taught on how to write a CV, search for jobs, apply for jobs and attend an interview. During the course, engineers will be assisted by WIE’s job recruitment partners to obtain part-time work* of up to 20 hours per week. 

*Note: Requires approval by Immigration New Zealand.


The entry requirements for this programme are:
  1. Diploma in Engineering (Electronics/Telecommunications), OR Bachelor degree in electronics/telecommunications (for example, BTech, BSc or BE)
  2. At least two years work experience AND at least 12 months relevant work experience in the past 18 months. The degree or diploma has to be from an engineering college or university that is recognised by NZQA in NZ.
  3. Have been learning English in own country and have at least an IELTS score of 5.0, (preferably 5.5)

English Course Fee Information
* Special discounts occur regularly, please Contact us  for detail

Waikato Institute of Education
Address: Level 1, Tower Building, 48
Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453