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Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Invercargill

Qualification: Degree
Level: 7
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 24 February to 03 July

2020 Semester 2: 20 July to 27 November

Duration:

Three years full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 360

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.

Year One

Compulsory all Strands
BENG500 Mathematics for Engineers

BENG510 Mechanics for Engineers

BENG530 Communication for Engineers

BENG540 Management for Engineers

BENG550 Computer Skills for Engineers

Compulsory for Mechanical Strand
BENG555 Materials Fundamentals (Mechanical)

BENG565 Electrical Engineering

BENG525 Mechanical Design and Drawing

Compulsory for Civil Strand
BENG560 Materials Fundamentals (Civil)

BENG570 Surveying

BENG520 Civil and Structural Drawing

Year Two

Compulsory for Mechanical Strand
BENG605 Manufacturing Technology

BENG615 Thermodynamics 1

BENG625 Mechanics of Materials 1

BENG635 Mechanics of Fluids (Mechanical)

BENG645 Dynamics of Machines

BENG655 Product Design                            

Compulsory for Civil Strand
BENG600 Structures

BENG620 Mechanics of Fluids (Civil)

BENG630 Traffic and Highway Engineering

BENG640 Water and Wastewater Engineering

BENG650 Construction Methods and Practices

BENG660 Environmental Engineering                             

Electives Mechanical
Choose two papers from the list below:

BENG637 Thermodynamics 2

BENG665 Mechanics of Materials 2

BENG675 Quality Assurance

BENG680 Mathematics for Engineers 2

Electives Civil
Choose two papers from the list below:

BENG632 Highway Construction and Maintenance

BENG670 Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics

BENG672 Hydrology

BENG680 Mathematics for Engineers 2

Year Three
Compulsory all Strands

BENG700 Ethics, Laws and Professional Conduct

BENG710 Engineering Project

BENG720 Assessing and Managing Risk

BENG730 Managing Engineering Projects                            

Electives Civil
Choose one paper not taken in Year 2

BENG632 Highway and Construction and Maintenance

BENG670 Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics

BENG672 Hydrology

BENG680 Mathematics for Engineers 2

Electives Mechanical
Choose one paper not taken in Year 2

BENG637 Thermodynamics 2

BENG665 Mechanics of Materials 2

BENG675 Quality Assurance

BENG680 Mathematics for Engineers 2 

Electives Civil
Choose two papers

BENG740 Transportation Planning

BENG750 Traffic Engineering and Management

BENG760 Sustainable Practice

BENG770 Wastewater and Stormwater Systems

Electives Mechanical
Choose two papers

BENG745 Fluid Power Engineering

BENG755 Energy Use and Management

BENG760 Sustainable Practice

BENG765 Power Plant and Industrial Plant Engineering

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 direct material costs of $1837 for each year (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

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.

 

School Leavers

Students will have achieved NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand university entrance requirements including:

  • Three subjects at Level 3, each with a minimum of 14 credits; physics, calculus, and one other subject from NZQA’s list of approved subjects, and
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading and five credits in writing, and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, or
  • Completed the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent

Mature Applicant (20 years of age and above) 

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

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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.

Please note – students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

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