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.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

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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).

You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work placement to graduate. Work experience aims to expose you to common engineering practices in the industry and help you gain knowledge of engineering procedures, engineering responsibilities, engineering management practices, health and safety practices, and an understanding of practical engineering.

Year 1

Complete the following courses

Year 2

Complete the following courses

Year 3

Complete the following courses

Specialisation project

All students need to complete an industry-based project in their third year, which is completed over two semesters. This supervised project helps you develop new skills which include theoretical/practical design and production techniques. Students work as individuals or as part of a team on projects related to their major. During the project, you critically reflect on the relationship between your academic studies and engineering workplace practice, test theories and identify gaps in your knowledge to enhance your understanding of practical engineering matters.

Elective courses

You also choose 75 points, including at least 45 points from level 7 courses, from the elective options listed below.

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

ENGE001 Engineering Workshop Practice (Required to complete as part of degree)

This practical workshop includes Bench, Lathe, Milling and MIG/ARC Welding.

More details about courses in this programme

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Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

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

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Mechanical Engineering Careers

Key features
  • CAD and product design options
  • Access to high-end equipment and facilities
  • Real-life experience working on an industry-based project
  • Offered at the AUT City Campus
See yourself as
  • Able to work well independently and in a team
  • Accurate, with an eye for detail
  • A creative and practical problem-solver
  • A leader
Avinash de Silva
Carlos Soares
Asmeet Prakash
Celine Turangi
Gerard (Ged) Sturgess

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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