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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