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.

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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 credits or more at NCEA Level 2 or above 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

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) courses and select other courses from a range of options. Most courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

Year 1

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

All students take the courses Introduction to Engineering Design and Engineering Mathematics. You also study six other courses 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 courses.

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Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$8,165 - $8,251 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,177 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$44,774 (for 120 points)
($43,700 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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