I've worked with major internet companies for the last 7 years as a Systems engineer/System Administrator in Bangalore, IN and I'd like to immigrate to New Zealand to work and live there. Although I sat through the classes of my Bachelor's engineering program I haven't been able to finish it due to personal/financial issues. I have a total of 9 years industrial experience, would that help make up for the missing degree ?
The first question is whether you would be considered under "skilled employment". Under the list of skilled occupations, we do find in Part A:
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
The next is whether your experience can substitute for a formal qualification. Generally this would be five years experience, but we have to check ANZSCO to be sure. Here is the appropriate page:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
So therefore, you may be able to qualify. You still have to earn enough points - the big factor there is having a job offer, but other factors (such as your age, if you have relatives in NZ, if you are applying alone or with spouse) will also impact your score.