Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - degree outline

Engineering careers involve the design, development and construction of everything from complex manufacturing assemblies, motorways and bridges, to medical devices. Engineering addresses key issues such as clean water, environment, renewable/sustainable energy systems, waste management and recycling.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is ideal for students who wish to become professional engineers.

This degree develops your ability to formulate models and analyse, predict and monitor engineering systems; essential skills in professional engineering.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK3751
4 years full-time
City Campus
Start date:
20 July 2015 and 29 February 2016

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Guaranteed Entry

You will be guaranteed a place in this programme if you achieve an academic score of 250 along with NCEA 18 level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics or CIE A levels in Mathematics and Physics.

Entry requirements

  • University Entrance
  • NCEA: 14 level 3 credits in each of Mathematics with Calculus (Calculus) and Physics
  • CIE: At least an A level in either Mathematics or Physics and an AS level in the other

Preferred school subjects

  • Computing or Digital Technologies
  • English



Year 1
The first year is common to all majors. As well as undertaking papers in engineering, you will develop communication and teamwork skills; key  skills as engineers often work in teams.

Year 2
Your second year covers background and tools necessary to understand and apply mathematical and engineering sciences across a broad range of engineering disciplines within each major.

Year 3
As well as undertaking advanced level study in your major, you will undertake a project where you will work on a piece of engineering design and analysis. You will be supervised by academic supervisors to ensure your work is of an appropriate standard. This year, maritime major students move to study in Australia.

Year 4
In the final year of study, you will undertake an individual industrial project where you will work on a real-world piece of engineering design and analysis. Its objective is to prepare you for the jobs you are likely to encounter upon graduation.

In addition to successfully completing all the papers, you also need to complete a minimum of 800 hours of planned supervised work placement prior to graduation. The aim of the work experience is to expose you to engineering practices and management systems in the work environment.

Last updated: 09-Apr-2015 3.52pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.