DegreeFull-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years
Annual Fees(indicative 2019)
Domestic$7,000 - $7,800
Course related costsAdvised before enrolment
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|27 January for February start, 23 June for July start|
|Christchurch - Madras Street|
Prepare for an exciting career in mechanical design and development.
Our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) Mechanical Major is a three year degree comprising of core and elective courses with a focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology. The BEngTech (Mechanical) is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) and is recognised internationally under the Sydney Accord.
In your first year of study you'll develop core engineering skills in computing, mathematics, management and the engineering sciences, plus some discipline specific topics. This forms the foundation upon which you'll build your degree. Critical thinking, problem solving and innovation will be a key part of your success.
In your second and third years you'll continue to deepen your understanding in mechanical engineering and engage in projects to apply your knowledge. A capstone project is run with close ties to industry, with many projects being sponsored by key industry parties. This offers the chance to test your skills against industry standards in a real-world scenario, while building your professional portfolio and developing important industry contacts.
If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.
To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of :
- one other subject from the list of approved subjects* and
- Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
- Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Engineering Pathway or equivalent.
Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. University Bursary (>45%), International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/
Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?
If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.
What if English is not my first Language?
If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .
- If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
- If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted into the programme in the order that applications are received.
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an application form
If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.
Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
There is a growing demand for mechanical engineering graduates to work for private companies or consultancies in diverse industry sectors including energy infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, product development, aviation and boat building, agriculture and horticulture.
On graduation you will be eligible to join IPENZ as a graduate member (GIPENZ).
After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with a graduate diploma including the Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design.
Recommended school subjects
Engineering Design and Drawing
Engineering Mathematics 1
Strength of Materials
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Engineering Management Principles
Fluid Mechanics (MECH)
Manufacturing Processes and Production
Mechanics of Machines
Strength of Materials 2
Engineering Development Project
Engineering Systems Analysis
Fluids Power and Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Professional Engineering Practice
Vibration and Seismic Design for Mechanical Plant