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What will I learn?

Mechanical engineering technologists design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. They could spend their day determining the requirements of the production manager, carrying out feasibility studies, researching the use of energy sources, machinery and materials, using CAD software to model plans or preparing drawings of machines or machine parts.

This programme is for those who want a career in engineering. Students will learn theory and practical skills using technology in our engineering labs. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

If students are in employment, the project module can be tailored to their workplace.?

What You'll Learn

First Year

Students will study mechanical engineering theory and then put learning into practice through project work. In the first year students will study six standard engineering courses plus two courses specific to their major, mechanical engineering.

Second Year

In their second year of study students will study mechanical production, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, the strength of different materials and product design

Third Year

The third year involves a major project linked to industry; students will continue with specialist subjects to provide an in-depth knowledge of the operation and design requirements of various mechanical infrastructures.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as a mechanical engineering technologist.

Which department am I in?

Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$22,730.00 (US$ 15,731) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022


Rotokauri Campus

Student Hub,

51 Akoranga Rd,



3200, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy the criteria for entrance to a New Zealand University, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Programme Committee; or Completed an appropriate overseas School qualification; or Completed a year of study at an overseas Secondary School, and gained the equivalent of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects. Those who have English as a second language are required to have: an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing and speaking bands, and a minimum of 5.5 in the reading and listening bands; or equivalent; TOEFL IBT score of 60; TOEFL PBT score of 550; Pearson score of 50.

For international students

Candidates are required to have:

  • obtained the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) with a 60% or better overall grade average or
  • completed at least two years relevant work experience post-graduation; or
  • gained admission approved by the Programme Committee/Centre Director; or
  • completed equivalent academic qualifications which may include University Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra; equivalent Cambridge score, equivalent International Baccalaureate.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an overall International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or better in the academic module, with a minimum of 6.0 in the written and speaking bands, and a minimum of 5.5 in the reading and listening bands, or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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

Pathways options

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