Duration
Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
675
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

This conjoint degree contains a strong practical focus, ensuring that you'll be ready for a career in engineering, business and leadership.

Your BCom starts with a two-course sequence in Business and Enterprise, which introduces the types of challenges that entrepreneurs and managers regularly face. Advanced courses will help to develop your specialist knowledge and skills.

The BE(Hons) provides you with the option to pursue one of nine specialisations available at the country’s leading Engineering faculty*. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge it takes to become an innovator in this exciting industry.

This programme provides you with a combination of business and engineering knowledge, a unique skillset highly desired by employers.

*QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2016/17

Programme structure

You will need to complete a total of 675 points, with 255 points from Bachelor of Commerce courses, 405 points from Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) courses and a 15-point course from the General Education schedules.

Programme structure differs depending on the Engineering specialisation you choose from Part II onwards. To find out more about how to structure your Engineering study, see conjoint degrees.

All students completing a conjoint are encouraged to contact the designated course advisers in each faculty to discuss their study options in terms of prerequisite requirements and the higher workload of conjoint courses.

You will need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 across your courses to continue with a conjoint degree.

Undergraduate students completing a BCom/BE(Hons) generally take nine courses per year, one more course than a non-conjoint bachelors programme.

In order to complete your conjoint in five years, you will have to undertake a full-time, heavier workload of 135 points a year.

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes. For CIE students, AS Mathematics and Physics may be accepted based on the level of grade achieved. For IB students, SL Mathematics and Physics may be accepted based on the level of grade achieved.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    275
    • 17 external Level 3 credits in Calculus
    • 16 external Level 3 credits in Physics
    • A minimum of 16 credits in an additional subject from Table A or B.
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
    • Mathematics and Physics at A Levels
    • An additional subject from either Table A or B.
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    36
    • Mathematics and Physics at HL Levels

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution. You will also need a sound background in Calculus and Physics.

Please note that entry to the programme is subject to the availability of spaces.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    ABB
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    36
    • Mathematics and Physics at HL level
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,272.45 – $11,389.95*
International students
NZ$47,932*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $915.30 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates from this programme have gone on to succeed in a wide variety of careers. Combine your engineering and business knowledge as a project manager or consultant for an engineering firm, or follow your passion into a career in business or engineering.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Consultant engineer
  • Hardware and software developer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Research and design engineer
  • Systems engineer

Bowen has a BCom/BE(Hons) and now works as a Product Manager at Facebook.

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Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

The Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

The Faculty of Engineering has a designated Employer Liaison Manager who can link you to industry partners for work experience and careers after graduation. Visit the Faculty of Engineering career planning page.

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