Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Testing Area

Programme Code: CH4018

Level: 7

Credits: 360

Commences: February, July

Applications Due: Received all year

Annual Fees: $6,200 - $6,700

International Fees: $20,350

Additional Costs: Advised before enrolment

Location: Madras Street campus

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

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics
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Key Information Set

Entry Criteria

Minimum entry criteria

NCEA or other evidence of literacy, numeracy and ability to study at the appropriate level. See 'additional criteria' for details.

Additional criteria

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 CPIT 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. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

English Requirements

If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment. IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in the speaking and writing subtests, and 5.5 in listening and reading subtests). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

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


3 Years

The minimum amount of time to complete this qualification.

Student Success

Successful course completions within the qualification 84%

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification in the last year.

Students retained in study 90%

The percentage of students who have completed this qualification or re-enrolled in this qualification or at this provider in the following year.

NZ Graduate Destinations

Young graduates in employment* 83%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Young graduates in further study* 17%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Median earnings of young graduates* $29, 555.00

The median earnings relate to young graduates who completed the qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

*in the second year following completion of a qualification

Estimated Total Fees

Government Contribution (GST exclusive)


The average government contribution towards the tuition fees for students studying this qualification.

(This information is an estimate only based on Student Achievement Component funding in the last year.)

Student Contribution (GST Inclusive)


The average tuition fees students paid to study this qualification.

(This average is indicative only based on courses students enrolled in last year. Your qualification may be made up of courses which differ from the average on which the estimate is based.)

For more information on loans and allowances visit: Student
Loan Information

(Note: all information relates to domestic students only)

About the Key information Set


Develop the skills and solve complex mechanical problems with this cutting edge degree, offering the choice to major in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or Manufacturing and Production.

Applying the fundamentals of maths and science with advanced critical thinking and problem solving abilities, you will learn to create and build mechanical devices of practical use in various sectors. Core and elective courses focus on basic engineering practices, sciences, computing, mathematics, communication and management.

Select your electives for subsequent years and build on your mechanical engineering major with much of our degree's third year dedicated to a significant industry based development project.

Career opportunities

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).

Study pathways

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with a CPIT graduate diploma including the Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design.

Programme structure

To complete this programme 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.