Mechanical Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering Technology

What do food processing, plastics manufacturing, metal machining and mechanical design have in common? They’re all career options for skilled mechanical engineering technologists.

The Mechanical Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you for careers as an engineering technologist in mechanical engineering, and production or manufacturing engineering. You develop the skills to maintain, develop and design different aspects of modern mechanical technology.


This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Start date: 2020

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work placement to graduate. This work experience exposes you to real engineering practices and management systems and helps you build engineering networks.

Year 1

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Complete the following papers

Year 3

Complete the following papers

Workplace experience

All students complete an industry-based project this year. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learnt in a research or industry environment.

Elective papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

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.

  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Production/manufacturing engineer
  • Project management
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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.