Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Get a nationally and internationally accredited applied engineering degree. Develop problem-solving and critical thinking with the apprenticeship model of delivery which combines theory and applied practice. Gain experience with industry projects across our range of specialisations. Specialisations are available in Civil or Mechanical Engineering with a pathway in Asset Management.

Accredited qualification

The degree is accredited by the Engineering New Zealand to ensure it meets national and international standards. Once you've graduated, you'll be eligible to become a graduate member of Engineering New Zealand.

Internationally, the degree is accredited to the International Engineering Alliance's Sydney Accord.


What you will learn

  • Learn the fundamental principles of management, communications and economics for engineering and management roles

  • Further, your problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Develop an awareness of the social and environmental impact of engineering

  • Understand principles underlying the technology in your area of specialisation

  • Develop modern design techniques in your area of specialisation

  • Learn how to use advanced technology to design and develop a project


Choose a specialisation:

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Degree programme structure

Completed as an apprenticeship model the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Apprenticeship Model) will take at least 4 years to complete.


Career options

  • Civil engineer

  • Mechanical engineer

  • Draughtsperson

  • Environmental engineer

  • Natural resources engineer

  • Structural engineer

  • Water and waste engineer

  • Asset manager 


Entry criteria

For entry into this programme, you need to be in employment appropriate for a civil or mechanical major; Asset Management pathway and have an employer that is supporting you in your study. 

Under 20 years
  • NCEA Level 3 (including three subjects at Level 3 – including Physics with a minimum of 14 credits and Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits plus one other subject with a minimum of 14 credits from the list of NZQA approved subject). 
  • 10 credits NCEA Level 2 literacy – 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing. 
  • 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or above. Or equivalent qualification.

20 years and over

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. This is assessed on a case by case basis and may factor in education, work experience or a combination of both. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

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