Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree and develop the skills for a rewarding engineering career.

Electrical and electronic engineers work for industries that focus on creating tomorrow’s solutions for everything from must-have leisure gadgets to new power and energy sources, and medical and lifesaving equipment. The field of electrical and electronic engineering is a multi-billion dollar industry with limitless career opportunities.


This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

You study a wide range of hardware and software theory at AUT. At the end of the programme you will be a creative engineering designer who can solve complex problems across:

  • Power engineering – the provision and control of large scale electric power flow
  • Control engineering – the design of automated production systems
  • Computer engineering – the design of complex hardware and software programs
  • Telecommunications engineering – the design of hardware and software for fixed and mobile networks for communications, navigation and security
  • Embedded system engineering - the design of hardware and software for embedded digital systems

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You need to complete 120 points each year (480 points for the entire degree).

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

Year 1

Students in all majors do the same papers in the first year. These papers cover mathematics and computational techniques, as well as the communication and teamwork skills that are essential for the team environment engineers work in.

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Complete the following papers

Year 3

Complete the following papers

Year 4

Complete the following papers

Choose four papers from the following

And complete 15 points from any paper listed in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or from any other bachelor’s degree with the approval of the programme leader.

Workplace experience

Your individual industry project in Year 4 will help you gain real-life industrial experience in an engineering environment, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. You work on a project for organisations like:

  • Mighty River Power
  • Genesis Energy
  • Contact Energy
  • Fisher & Paykel Appliances
  • Telecom
  • Auckland Airport

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Electronic engineer
  • Embedded system engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Electrical engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer/ICT consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • System engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Research engineer

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Careers

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