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Bachelor of Applied Technology - Electrotechnology

New Zealand


What will I learn?

The fast-growing field of electrical and electronic technology demands more technologists who not only understand the technician’s field of work but also have a good grasp on business. This unique programme can help prepare you for a range of technology-related roles.

Keep pace with the rapid advances in technology, as well as the technical, business and interpersonal skills required in the field of electrical and electronic technology. This programme will help you to discover what it takes to develop and service electrical and electronics equipment. You’ll also learn how to extend your technical, business and interpersonal skills to be able to critically evaluate, problem solve, and work cross-functionally to prepare for supervisory and/or management roles.

Upon graduating from this programme, you’ll have a good understanding of the industry, and would have gained transferable skills and confidence in management and problem solving. You’ll also be able to use conceptual thinking and innovative technology practice to provide effective industry solutions. There are highly desirable skills and knowledge sought after in the industry, which means that your learnings from this programme could lead to career progression, creative invention or thought leadership, as well as entrepreneurial enterprise.


  • Great industry links: thanks to our strong ties with industry sponsors, you get to hone your skills using the latest electronics software, work-bench-simulated circuits, mechatronics and electronic workbenches and microprocessor hardware. There’s even opportunity for them to sponsor your final-year project.
  • You'll undertake a major industry project in your final year, giving you a chance to make valuable contacts.
  • The mix of theory and practical work will provide you with the knowledge to confidently apply your skills in a wide range of situations and/or turn your inventive ideas into reality.

Qualification pathway

Once you’ve successfully completed this programme pathway, you'll receive the qualification: Bachelor of Applied Technology.


  • Technical manager
  • Project leader
  • Design draftsperson
  • Sales consultant
  • Roles that require both electrical and business knowledge
  • Digital systems technologist
  • Computing and IT technologist
  • Electrical technologist
  • Electronics technologist
  • Mechatronics technologist

Which department am I in?

School of Computing, Electrical and Applied Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,810.00 (US$ 15,255) per year
Start date

27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma plus minimum score of 500 for both SATI and SATII; Or High School diploma plus a minimum ACT scale score of 22; Or Advanced Placement Examination with minimum 3. Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.

For international students

Academic requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  • 42 NCEA credits or more at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), with: 14 credits in any two of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Modelling, or any other technical domain. And a further 14 credits taken from no more than two additional domains on the NZQF; AND ii. a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics or pangarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework; AND iii. a minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo M?ori (a minimum of four in reading and four in writing);
  • OR a relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above; OR

English requirements

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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