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Ara Institute of Canterbury

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OR POLYTECHNIC

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2020
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Prepare for an exciting career in electrical design and development.

Our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) Electrical Major is a three year degree comprising of core and elective courses, with a focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology. The BEngTech (Electrical) is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) and is recognised internationally under the Sydney Accord.

In your first year of study you'll develop core engineering skills in computing, mathematics, management and the engineering sciences, plus some discipline-specific topics. This forms the foundation upon which you will build your degree. Critical thinking, problem solving and innovation will be a key part of your success.

In your second and third years you'll continue to deepen your understanding in electrical engineering and engage in projects to apply your knowledge. A capstone project is run with close ties to industry, with many projects being sponsored by key industry parties. This offers the chance to test your skills against industry standards in a real-world scenario, while building your professional portfolio and developing important industry contacts.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) has been fully accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and is recognised to international standards under the Sydney Accord.

You will be in demand with this degree working in sectors such as power distribution, electronic design, computing, computer networking, mechatronics and telecommunications.

On graduation you will be eligible to join IPENZ as a graduate member (GIPENZ).

STUDY PATHWAYS

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with an Ara Graduate Diploma.

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of :

Physics
Calculus
one other subject from the list of approved subjects* and

Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

or

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Engineering Pathway or equivalent.

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. University Bursary (>45%), International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING - 6.0
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 6.0
LISTENING - 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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