Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) is a three-year, Level 7 degree with a strong emphasis on hands-on engineering.

BEngTech graduates work in a wide range of roles in industries from construction to air traffic navigation, high tech electronics and telecommunications. They often work in teams alongside Bachelor of Engineering-qualified engineers, NZDE-qualified technicians, and surveyors, environmental scientists and IT professionals.

The advantages of the BEngTech include:

  • Getting into the workforce faster and with less debt.
  • Smaller class sizes with more support.
  • More hands-on learning.
  • Practical skills valued by industry.

The BEngTech has been accredited to international standards (Sydney Accord), so your qualification will be recognised overseas.

The BEngTech degree is offered by:

  • Many polytechnics and institutes of technology
  • AUT University of Technology

The main specialisations include:

  • Civil Engineering, including Roading & Transportation, Structural, Water & Waste strands
  • Mechanical Engineering, including Product Design, Manufacturing & Production, Mechatronics strands
  • Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering
  • Network & Communications or Computer & Mobile Systems Engineering

Generally the BEngTech entry requirements are:

  • 42 to 60 credits at NCEA Level 3, including at least 14 credits in each of Physics and Calculus/Algebra.
  • Technology subjects are strongly recommended.
  • A bridging course may allow you to catch up if you don't have the necessary credits in Maths and Physics.
  • Starting with a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and cross-crediting – you could complete both qualifications in seven or eight semesters.

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