Bachelor of Engineering Technology - degree outline

When you study engineering at AUT, you’ll not only preview the technology soon to fill our homes and work places – you’ll have the opportunity to create it. You’ll have the skills to competently operate in highly regulated industries, and be exposed to a range of opportunities that could take you anywhere in the world.
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Engineering technologists focus on practical design and applied technology, working across a wide range of engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you for these diverse careers. It’s accredited by the Engineering New Zealand and prepares you for Technical Membership. You learn to make engineering judgements, solve problems creatively and ethically and design for sustainability. You develop strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and communicate technical and non-technical information.

Our close links with companies like Fisher & Paykel, Beca, Opus, Spark and Contact Energy can help you gain valuable industry experience as part of your studies.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK3719
Level: 7
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time
Venue: City Campus / South Campus
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Entry requirements

  • University Entrance
  • NCEA:
    • 14 credits at Level 3 in any one of Mathematics, Calculus or Statistics and
    • Minimum of 14 level 2 credits in Physics
  • CIE: At least an A level in either Mathematics or Physics and an AS level in the other

Preferred school subjects

  • Digital Technologies
  • English
  • Technology

Don't meet the entry requirements?
Consider starting with our Certificate in Science and Technology.


Each year you study core (compulsory) papers and select other papers from a range of options. Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 in total).

Year 1

You study eight papers that build the foundation for your chosen major.

Year 2 & 3
In your second year you begin to specialise in your chosen major.

In your third year you further advance your knowledge of your major and undertake valuable workplace experience, working on an industry-based project related to your major. You also need to complete a minimum of 600 hours of planned supervised work experience to graduate, in addition to completing all your papers.

Last updated: 20-Feb-2018 1.56pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.