Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) to prepare for a rewarding career in engineering. This degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand. It meets the Washington Accord and prepares you for Engineering New Zealand membership.

As an engineer you address the key issues we face today, like access to clean water, sustainable energy systems, waste management, recycling and environmental pressures. In our engineering degree you learn to formulate models and analyse, predict and monitor engineering systems – essential skills in professional engineering.

The Mechanical, Maritime, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering majors are professionally accredited and internationally benchmarked. Our more recent degrees in Construction, Architectural, Software and Mechatronics Engineering have been CUAP approved and developed in consultation with Engineering New Zealand, and are expected to be accredited in time.

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent, including Calculus and Physics
  • For applicants with CIE, one of these subjects may be at AS Level.

Guaranteed entry

Applicants will automatically be offered a place in this programme if they have a rank score of 250 or higher, along with 14 NCEA level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics or CIE A levels in Mathematics and Physics.

All other applicants who have met the admission requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Calculate NCEA credits

Use the NCEA calculator

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

Preferred New Zealand school subjects

  • Chemistry, Digital Technologies, English

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with our Certificate in Science and Technology.

Certificate in Science and Technology

*The maritime engineering majors are delivered in partnership with Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston, Tasmania. Students study the first two years at AUT and the last two years at AMC.

Through engineering projects and other practical papers you have plenty of opportunities to apply what you have learnt in class. Our strong industry partnerships with companies like Fisher & Paykel, Beca, Opus, Spark and Contact Energy help you gain valuable workplace experience as part of your study.

Most papers run for one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year.

You also need to complete 800 hours of planned, supervised work experience to graduate, in addition to completing all your papers.

Year 1

Students in all majors do the same papers in the first year.

Year 2

You develop an understanding of how to apply mathematical and engineering sciences across different engineering disciplines.

Year 3

You further develop what you’ve learnt in Year 2, and work on a piece of engineering design and analysis under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Maritime engineering students move to Tasmania this year.

Year 4

In your final year you complete an individual industrial project, working on a piece of engineering design and analysis for organisations like Mighty River Power, Fletcher Building, BECA, SKM, Genesis Energy, Contact Energy, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Spark or Auckland Airport.

Quick facts
Programme code:
4 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $8,375
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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