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 and Mechanical 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


  • 14 credits or more at level 2 or above (including AS91261 and AS91262) OR
  • NCEA level 3 in Maths, Stats or Calculus AND 14 Level 2 credits in Physics


  • A D grade or better in Mathematics and Physics at AS level


  • Passes (level 4) in both Mathematics and Physics

Applicants who qualify for entry by other means must demonstrate competency in mathematics (algebra) and physics at least to level 2 or equivalent. This could be:

  • A completed or partially completed New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) or National Diploma in Engineering (NDE); or
  • Any other recognised certificate or national certificate containing mathematics and physics to the required level.

1. New Zealand students under 20 must qualify for University Entrance by completing at least 120 points at level 3, or at least 60 points at level 4 and above if they have completed Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school, or equivalent.
2. If your previous studies include study at level 5 or above you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

Useful 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

The Building Engineering major is offered at the AUT South Campus. All other majors are offered at the City Campus.

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

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

$6,580 - $6,660
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those 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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  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee 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
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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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.