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Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 02-March-2020
Wellington Institute of Technology
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Course details


This engineering degree combines theory and practical learning with real-world experience. Specialisations are available in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

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. Students can also study the design and building 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. Students will learn how to design, implement and rub electrical systems. With this specialisation, students can train in mechatronics.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems and products that have moving parts. This is often in areas such as energy systems, manufacturing machinery and transport.

Degree programme structure
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree consists of compulsory and elective courses. All courses focus on designing and implementing engineering technology to give you the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed for the industry.

Career options

  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Draughtsperson
  • Environmental engineer
  • Natural resources engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water and waste engineer

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 Wellington Institute of Technology if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no sub score less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 50; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.


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