Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Engineering technologists focus on practical design and applied technology, working across a wide range of engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you for diverse engineering careers.

This engineering degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand. It meets the Sydney Accord and prepares you for Technical Membership of Engineering New Zealand. Our close links with companies like Fisher & Paykel, Beca, Opus, Spark, Vodafone, Sky TV and Contact Energy can help you gain valuable workplace experience as part of your studies.

The Computer and Mobile Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, and Network and Communication Engineering majors are professionally accredited and internationally benchmarked. Our more recent majors have been CUAP approved and developed in consultation with Engineering New Zealand, and are expected to be accredited in time.

Minimum entry requirements

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  • At least 14 NCEA credits at level 2 or higher externally assessed in Mathematics (including Algebra, Calculus, Geometry and Trigonometry)


  • Any level 3 subject from Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics*

*For students currently in Year 12 or Year 13. Other students planning to study engineering should aim for 14 credits at level 2 in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus.

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

  • Digital Technologies, English, Technology

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with our Certificate in Science and Technology.

Certificate in Science and Technology

You learn to make engineering judgements, solve problems creatively and ethically and design for sustainability. You develop strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and communicate technical and non-technical information.

Each year you study core (compulsory) papers and select other papers from a range of options. Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 in total).

Year 1

You study eight papers that build the foundation for your chosen major.

All students take the papers Introduction to Engineering Design and Engineering Mathematics. You also study six other papers related to your chosen major.

Year 2 & 3

In your second year you begin to specialise in your chosen major.

In Year 3 you further advance your knowledge of your major and undertake valuable workplace experience, working on an industry-based project related to your major.

You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work experience to graduate, in addition to completing all your papers.

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

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,529
  • 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.