Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Get an engineering degree. Combine theory with a strong applied, practical component. Develop your problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Gain experience with an industry project in your third year. Specialise in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. The degree is accredited nationally and internationally.

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

Civil engineers work in the design, construction and maintenance of the natural and physically built environment. Specialise in water and waste or structures. You'll deal with water treatment, water supply, drainage and wastewater. Or the design and build of a range of structures. Other specialisations such as geotechnical, roading and transportation, and environment can be started at WelTec and completed at another BEngTech Group polytechnic.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers deal with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. Specialise in mechatronics.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It's an area that's always in high demand.

Entry criteria

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. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with writing and speaking score no less than 6 and reading and listening no less than 5.5, or equivalent.

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