Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers deal with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. This can include the development of new renewable energy systems, telecommunications systems like broadband, the distribution of energy systems and so on. Students will learn how to design, implement and run electrical systems. With this specialisation, students can train in mechatronics.


The demand for electrical engineers is very high

 Graduates can work in a number of areas including power generation, telecommunications, transport, information technology, renewable energy and more.

Career Options

  • CAD Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Consultant

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. 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.

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.

Documents and other details

Course selection sheet


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