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Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Southern Institute of Technology
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Learn how to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects and solve real life problems. This degree offers comprehensive preparation using the most appropriate emerging technologies.

The first year of engineering study at the SIT has a core of five compulsory papers, plus a choice of electives. This allows you to study two strands without making a formal commitment to one specifically. You are then encouraged to select electives from the options listed, focusing on those required in the strand you are considering majoring in, for years two and three.

Civil Strand
Ethics, Law and Professional Conduct, Environmental Engineering, Mechanics and Structures, Project Management, Risk Management, Traffic and Highway Engineering, Water and Wastewater Engineering.

Mechanical Strand
Ethics, Law and Professional Conduct, Machines, Manufacturing, Mechanics, Product Design, Project Management, Risk Management.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is aimed at secondary students who have achieved the requisite entrance qualifications (including NCEA Level 3), at recent New Zealand Diploma in Engineering graduates wishing to undertake a degree programme of study in order to enter the engineering profession, and at existing practitioners (in fields such as roading and transportation, water and wastewater engineering, infrastructure, mechanical engineering and design) wishing to obtain a more senior position.

Career Opportunities

After graduation and further work experience possible jobs in the private and public sector include:

  • civil engineer,
  • construction manager,
  • contract manager,
  • design engineer,
  • environmental engineer,
  • geotechnical engineer,
  • materials engineer,
  • mechanical engineer,
  • roading engineer,
  • water engineer,
  • transportation engineer.

Satisfactory Completion: To be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering Technology students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. The total credit value of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology is 360 credits. Graduates of the bachelors degree are entitled to use the letters BEngTech after their names.

Entry criteria

School Leavers:

For entry to this programme, applicants are required to have Equivalent qualification to NCEA Level 3.

Mature Applicant

Applicants over 20 years: Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, mature aged applicants who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided they have successfully completed an approved course or programme, or have relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - 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.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band


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