Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
810
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BE(Hons)/LLB conjoint allows you to complete a BE(Hons) and an LLB in less time, and with fewer points, than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge to solve problems and critically engage with policies in our increasingly complex and technical environments.

The study of both Law and Engineering requires distinct capabilities in order to meet the high demands of their professions – theoretical knowledge, analytical and research abilities, social appreciation, public responsibility, and communication skills. These are qualities essential for solving complex problems; and they’re applicable to broader areas such as management, intellectual property and more.    

Programme structure

The BE(Hons)/LLB is an 810-point conjoint that takes six years (twelve semesters). You will be required to complete:

  • 405 points from the BE(Hons) in your first four years
  • 405 points from the LLB within six years

The first year of your degree will comprise compulsory Engineering courses, ENGGEN 115, 131, 140, 150, 199 and ELECTENG 101, as well as three law courses. The latter will include LAW 121G, which also doubles as the mandatory General Education course to fulfil the requirements of the BE(Hons). You’ll also need to complete the University’s Academic Integrity course.

Your overall programme structure for the subsequent years depends on your chosen Engineering specialisation. You will decide on your specialisation at the end of your common first year. Conjoint planners are available for each BE(Hons) specialisation to ensure that you’re enrolling in the courses required to complete your programme over the subsequent years. You will also undertake a 40 hour workshop practice course in your second year and 800 hours of practical experience to fulfill the requirements of the BE(Hons).

You will have the choice of a wide range of law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.    

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. The decision will be based on the grade achieved. For IB students, SL Mathematics and Physics may be accepted based on the level of grade achieved. The decision will be based on the 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
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
    • Mathematics and Physics at A Levels
  • 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.

Other pathways to study

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

You must have completed one semester’s successful bachelors degree study from a New Zealand university or one year’s successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree or bachelors-level qualification from a New Zealand non-University 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.

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
    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
  • 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

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 Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws Conjoint cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,272.45 – $11,389.95*
International students
NZ$42,606*

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.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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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?

The BE(Hons)/LLB complements technical acumen with critical research skills. This blend equips graduates to take on roles that are emerging in many technologically-driven sectors. You may opt to augment your Law degree by pursuing the Professional Legal Studies course that allows you to practice as a barrister or solicitor. All our Engineering specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, and so the BE(Hons) is a recognised qualification in many countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Intellectual Property specialist
  • Patent lawyer
  • Policy analyst
  • Resource management planner

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.

Becoming a barrister and solicitor
To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor you will need complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course after completion of the LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
www.ipls.org.nz

The College of Law (New Zealand)
www.collaw.ac.nz

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