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.

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. This work experience exposes you to real engineering practices and management systems and helps you build engineering networks.

Year 1

Complete the following courses

Year 2

Complete the following courses

Year 3

Complete the following courses

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 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

More details about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and Course outlines (Blackboard)

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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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Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

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
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Kurt Schmidt

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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