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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics Engineering Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
4 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Summary

Study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) to prepare for a rewarding career in engineering. This degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand. It meets the Washington Accord and prepares you for Engineering New Zealand membership.

As an engineer you address the key issues we face today, like access to clean water, sustainable energy systems, waste management, recycling and environmental pressures. In our engineering degree you learn to formulate models and analyse, predict and monitor engineering systems – essential skills in professional engineering.

Through engineering projects and other practical papers you have plenty of opportunities to apply what you have learnt in class. Our strong industry partnerships with companies like Fisher & Paykel, Beca, Opus, Spark and Contact Energy help you gain valuable workplace experience as part of your study.

With the Mechatronics Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you develop professional skills in several engineering disciplines, including complex technical, business and project management techniques.

Mechatronics engineers design and develop smart products and processes. They use principles of mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science to create solutions and systems that are effective and viable. The Mechatronics Engineering major covers engineering fundamentals as well as human-centred design and systems thinking.

Key features:

  • Learn to apply engineering and science fundamentals to practical solutions
  • Covers professional skills in several engineering disciplines
  • Opportunity to include a minor in a subject outside your major area of study

Career opportunities:

  • Design of smart products
  • Process and service design
  • Systems integration
  • Design of medical and sports devices
  • Design of mechanical or electronics products
  • Software engineering
  • Embedded systems engineering
  • Project engineer
  • Design team leader
  • Project management

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance, including:

  • NCEA: At least 14 level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics
  • CIE: A level Mathematics and a minimum of AS in Physics OR A level in Physics and a minimum of AS in Mathematics
  • IB: A grade of 4 or better in Mathematics and Physics

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Chemistry, Digital Technologies, English

Guaranteed entry

Applicants will automatically be offered a place in this programme if they have a rank score of 250 or higher, along with 14 NCEA level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics or CIE A levels in Mathematics and Physics.

All other applicants who have met the admission requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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