Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical).xml Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$6,820 -$7,400







Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

27 January for February start


Christchurch - Madras Street


You can choose to specialise in your area of interest via strands in Power, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Electronics or Telecommunications plus gain real world experience on a major electrical project with this degree.

Our programme consists of core and elective courses focused on the design and implementation of engineering technology and the advanced critical thinking and problem solving abilities required for effective troubleshooting.

The first year compulsory courses develop your skills in basic engineering practices including engineering science, engineering computing, mathematics, communication and management.

Year two of the degree continues to build on your Electrical Engineering major and further accomplishments in your specialist strand. Real world experience is the focus of your third year incorporating a significant industry-based development project working with a professional engineering organisation.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 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 :

    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • 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)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

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 .

Application documents

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) has been fully accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and is recognised to international standards under the Sydney Accord.

You will be in demand with this degree working in sectors such as power distribution, electronic design, computing, computer networking, mechatronics and telecommunications.

On graduation you will be eligible to join IPENZ as a graduate member (GIPENZ).

Study pathways

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with an Ara Graduate Diploma.

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics