Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Program Description

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Are you a hands-on kind of person who enjoys planning and problem-solving?

Use those strengths to help shape your future within the Engineering industry. Engineers are in high demand around the world for their skills and experience in combining engineering theory with the applied and practical components required in a range of industries. With hard work and a responsible attitude, you could set your sights on project management or consultancy roles in your particular fields.

Gain skills in management, economics, communications, problem-solving and critical thinking, while developing a deep understanding of the principles and practical application of modern technology in your area of specialisation. During the third year, you will have the opportunity to participate in a significant industry-based project in order to gain experience within the workplace. And our Master of Design Enterprise is then the ideal next step if you have a passion for design-empowered enterprise!

This programme is a collaboration by New Zealand Metro Polytechnics and has provisional accreditation towards the Sydney Accord of the International Engineering Alliance from the Institution of Professional Engineers, which ensures it meets national and international standards.

*Please note: Accreditation pending for year two and three of the electrical major. Please contact the School of Architecture, Building and Engineering for more information.

International fee: NZD 21, 420 (first year)

Engineering career opportunities.

  • Research and development
  • Technical support and application
  • Education and communication
  • Sales
  • Quality and general management
  • Technocratic roles in local authorities and government.

Skills required

  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Practical thinking
  • Good computer skills
  • The ability to plan, organise and adapt
  • Excellent communication skills.

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 3 including:

  • Three subjects - at Level 3 including:
    • minimum of 14 credits in physics
    • minimum of 14 credits incalculus
    • one other subject from the list of NZQA approved subjects, and
  • Literacy -10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
    • 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and
  • Numeracy -10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    • specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR
    • unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required)
    • OR equivalent qualifications.

If you are a school leaver or adult applicant with equivalent experience who does not meet all of the entry criteria,you may be given provisional entry at the discretion of the Head of School where it is considered that you have a reasonable chance of succeeding in this qualification.

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview.

As part of our selection process, international students need to show that they have achieved their country's equivalent of the academic entry criteria above.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening.

Selection Procedure

Eligible applicants will be selected using the entry criteria. If the number of applications exceeds the number of places, applicants will be placed on to a waiting list in the order that they applied.

Further study options

Developed in collaboration with industry, our Master of Design Enterprise qualification is the ideal next step if you have a passion for design-led enterprise!

You will study

This programme is made up of core and elective courses. Each will focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology and will concentrate on the development of advanced critical thinking and problem solving activities for effective troubleshooting.

YEAR ONE

Develop skills in communication, management, mathematics, engineering science, basic electrical/electronic principles and basic engineering practices. Elective courses may be selected according to your area of specialty.

YEAR TWO

Continue to build on your selected major.

YEAR THREE

Undertake an industry-based project in order to gain experience within the engineering profession.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, enter industry practice and then develop, demonstrate and maintain practical skills and professional competence. Your graduate career has the potential to develop as follows:

Development stage

Enter initial employment and develop competence for independent practice under supervision.

Independent practice

Practice independently as a competent engineering technologist benchmarked against the competence standard for registration as an Engineering Technology Practitioner (ETPract). You are now able to progress to Technical Membership of IPENZ (TIPENZ).

Team leadership

Take overall responsibility for the work of a team in which you are the most expert.

Technical management

Supervise the work of others who may have greater or wider competence.

General management

Become involved in management at an organisational level. You may no longer be directly involved with technical engineering technology activities.

Further Engineering career opportunities:

  • Research and development
  • Technical support and application
  • Education and communication
  • Sales
  • Quality and general management
  • Technocratic roles in local authorities and government.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 1, 2017
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3 years
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