Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
480
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

This four-year programme, comprising a blend of theoretical and practical work, ensures that you’re career-ready upon graduation. You’ll pursue one of the nine specialisations available at our country’s leading Engineering faculty*.

We are known also for our passionate, active community. With dedicated support services and student networks to help you with personal or academic issues, we’ll provide you with all the resources necessary for success.

*QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2016/17

Conjoint options

Conjoint programmes let you pursue two undergraduate bachelors degrees at the same time.

Learn more about conjoints

Programme structure

  • The BE(Hons) is split into four ‘Parts’ that correspond to your year of study.
  • In Part I, you will be exposed to our nine available specialisations and study a broad base of engineering and professional fundamentals.
  • You will also select a General Education paper – this is a distinctive feature of our University’s degree designed to broaden your education.You will also have to complete an online academic integrity course.
  • Parts II, III and IV are customised based on your chosen specialisation. Along with your specialisation courses, you will study a common core of mathematical modelling, technical communication, and professional development. You will also pursue elective courses to explore the topics that interest you the most.
  • Practical work is an essential component of your degree. You will be required to complete a 40 hour workshop practice course in Part II, and 800 hours of practical work experience throughout your degree.

Sample programme structure

Part I 120 points
  • Code:
    CHEMMAT 121
    Name:
    Materials Science
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ELECTENG 101
    Name:
    Electrical and Digital Systems
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 115
    Name:
    Principles of Engineering Design
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 121
    Name:
    Engineering Mechanics
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 131
    Name:
    Introduction to Engineering Computation and Software Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 140
    Name:
    Engineering Biology and Chemistry
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGSCI 111
    Name:
    Mathematical Modelling 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 199
    Name:
    English Language Competency
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    0 pts
Part II 120 points
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 204
    Name:
    Managing Design and Communication
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGSCI 211
    Name:
    Mathematical Modelling 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 299
    Name:
    Workshop Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    0 pts
Part III 120 points
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 303
    Name:
    Managing Projects and Innovation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGSCI 311
    Name:
    Mathematical Modelling 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 499
    Name:
    Practical Work
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    0 pts
Part IV 120 points
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 403
    Name:
    Managing a Business
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Specialisation course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Part IV research project
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ENGGEN 499
    Name:
    Practical Work
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    0 pts

2018 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
    260
    • 17 external Level 3 credits in Calculus
    • 16 external Level 3 credits in Physics
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    310

    Mathematics and Physics at A Levels

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    33

    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. You can also gain entry to Part I if you have met the guaranteed entry requirements through New Zealand secondary school qualifications, which must have been completed within the last two years.

Further requirements

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

You will also need a sound background in calculus and physics. If you have completed a two-year New Zealand Diploma in Engineering with at least a B average we will consider you for entry to Part II.

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

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    33
    • 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 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.

Minimum grade requirements

Further requirements

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

Other pathways to study

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

  • If you are able to demonstrate sufficient ability in engineering-related and approved study in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme, you will be considered for admission in Semester Two. See Alternative pathway via Faculty of Science.

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,920.40 – $10,124.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $813.60 for full-time study (120 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

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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 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 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?

Your specialisation, personal interests and chosen electives can impact what you pursue. With quantitative, problem-solving, communication and technical skills, you’ll easily adapt to the technologically-driven nature of many industries. All our specialisations are accredited by IPENZ, a signatory to the Washington Accord, making our BE(Hons) a recognised engineering qualification in many countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Analyst
  • Consultant engineer
  • Hardware and software developer
  • Project manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Research and design engineer
  • Systems engineer

Some career paths may require further study.

Kelly completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialising in mechanical engineering. She now works in the industrial engineering team for Beca.

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