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 major in Building Engineering has been provisionally accredited by Engineering New Zealand.
Start date: 2021
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:
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).
Consider starting with our 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. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).
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.
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.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.