Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2022 Semester One – 28 February
Available locations
City
Points
810
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

The BAdvSci(Hons)/BE(Hons) spans the fundamentals of science research and engineering applications. The programme offers the acumen, skills and disciplinary knowledge that form the foundations of independent research.

There are eleven Science and ten Engineering specialisations to choose from. These allow you to tailor your BAdvSci(Hons)/BE(Hons) studies to suit your specific interests.

You may consider studying complementary disciplines. For example, you could pair Geology or Environmental Change with Civil Engineering to serve the increasing demand for experts who can overcome challenges in our environment.

Your deep understanding of scientific and engineering principles will enable you to take the lead in tackling present and future technological, social and environmental challenges.

Email us if you have enquiries relating to the BE(Hons) part of the conjoint.

Email us if you have enquiries relating to the BAdvSci(Hons) part of the conjoint.

Programme structure

You must complete a total of 810 points:

  • 375 points from the BAdvSci(Hons)
  • 420 points from the BE(Hons)
  • 15 points from General Education
  • 15 points from courses available for any programme


You can choose one specialisation for the BAdvSci(Hons) component of your conjoint. You can also choose to take one or more modules available in the Bachelor of Science Schedule.

You will be required to choose your Engineering specialisation towards the end of your first year, so that your subsequent years of study will include your specialisation courses and electives. Conjoint planners are available for each Engineering specialisation to help ensure that you are eligible to enrol in all the appropriate courses as you progress through your programme.

View our ten Engineering specialisations.
View our conjoint course planners.

Practical work is an essential component of the Engineering degree. You must complete a 40-hour Workshop Practice course in your second year and 800 hours of practical work experience over the course of your degree.

You should prioritise your Engineering course enrolment, but also seek planning advice for your BAdvSci(Hons) degree from the Science Student Centre.

You will probably enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete in six years. You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 5.0 each year to continue with your conjoint.

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Eng
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Eng
  • Engineering Part I
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Change
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 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.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    275
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    36

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

Further requirements

To discuss the prior subject requirements for the BE(Hons) component, please contact the Faculty of Engineering Student Centre.

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.

Guaranteed grade requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

Further requirements

To discuss the prior subject requirements for the BE(Hons) component, please contact the Faculty of Engineering Student Centre.

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. 
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.

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

Guaranteed grade, subject and other requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    36
    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
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further requirements

To discuss the prior subject requirements for the BE(Hons) component, please contact the Faculty of Engineering Student Centre.

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:

One year successful bachelor-degree level study at a recognised university (or smilar institution) overseas. 

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Guaranteed grade requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

Further requirements

To discuss the prior subject requirements for the BE(Hons) component, please contact the Faculty of Engineering Student Centre.

Other pathways to study

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

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

2020 fees

The estimated fee range for international students is $40,991.40–$50,356.35

Domestic students
NZ$7,022.70 – $11,850.30*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $6,366.60 for full-time study (810 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

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

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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 2021
8 December 2020

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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

The BAdvSci(Hons)/BE(Hons) prepares you for independent postgraduate study by developing your practical expertise in your chosen research areas. You’ll also emerge with the advanced knowledge and skills demanded by employers in your sectors of interest.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Consultant engineer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Hazards analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Research and design specialist

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