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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering Science

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
4 years
Start date: 02-March-2020
University of Auckland
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This four-year programme, comprising a blend of theoretical and practical work, ensures that you’re career-ready upon graduation.

We are known also for our passionate, active community. With dedicated support services and student networks to help you with personal or academic issues, we’ll provide you with all the resources necessary for success.

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering Science features smaller class sizes and practical, project-based learning. Beyond your first year, you’ll be exposed to the foundations of the specialisations, with courses in mathematical modelling, electronics, mechanics, materials, operations research and computer programming.

Undergraduate study in Engineering Science features two core sub-specialisations:

  • Operations Research (OR): Called the “science of better”, this is an approach to making good decisions – ones that are shorter, faster, cheaper, safer, and more reliable. OR involves drawing from your mathematics, statistics, and computing skills to build computer models of complex problems and situations, followed by the implementation of advanced optimisation algorithms to find optimal solutions.
  • Computational Mechanics: This involves the study of what happens when forces are applied to materials It’s applicable to everyday activities that from pouring a coffee or biting an apple to designing spacecraft. Sub-topics include:
    • Solid mechanics, which is the study of solid material behavior – for example, how concrete, foam, steel, tissue and gels behave in mild winds or massive explosions
    • Fluid dynamics, which is concerned with the motion of liquids and gases. This knowledge can be used in aeronautics or yachting, and even in studying blood flow in the human body. It is also applied to predicting and managing the behaviour of natural systems such as petroleum reservoirs and groundwater.

Where could this programme take you?

Your specialisation, personal interests and chosen electives can impact what you pursue. With quantitative, problem-solving, communication and technical skills, you’ll easily adapt to the technologically-driven nature of many industries. All our specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, a signatory to the Washington Accord, making our BE(Hons) a recognised engineering qualification in many countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Analyst
  • Consultant engineer
  • Hardware and software developer
  • Project manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Research and design engineer
  • Systems engineer

Entry criteria

Secondary school qualifications

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.


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