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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Engineers design the future. They provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of our modern world.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
BE(Hons)
Domestic Fees
$7,884 per year / $31,536 total
International Fees
$44,000 per year / $176,000 total

About this course

Engineers design the future. They provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of our modern world.

From buildings and bridges, to apps and smart devices, to pharmaceuticals and renewable energy, engineering feats are everywhere.

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is a four-year professional degree. The degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand, allowing our graduates to work as professionally qualified engineers all over the world.

You can also choose to complete the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering at the same time as your BE(Hons) degree, adding a humanities and service-based focus to your engineering discipline.

Entry requirements

Visit the Engineering First Year page for more information on enrolment requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, including an interactive course planner.

For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

NCEA

You should aim to have at least:

  • 14 credits in Level 3 maths or calculus including both differentiation and integration
  • 14 credits in Level 3 physics
  • 14 credits in Level 3 chemistry

Note: Achievement standards 91578 - 'Apply differentiation methods in solving problems' and 91579 - 'Apply integration methods in solving problems', must be included.

Credits in chemistry are not required for students taking Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Software Engineering.

18 credits are strongly recommended in all subjects.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

You will need to have:

  • minimum of 4 HL (or 5 SL) in maths (HL is recommended)
  • minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in physics (HL is recommended)
  • minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in chemistry.

Chemistry is not required for students taking Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Software Engineering.

Cambridge International Examination (CIE)

You will need to have:

  • maths and physics - D grade or better at A level or A in AS level
  • chemistry - D grade or better at A level or A in AS level.

Chemistry is not required for students taking Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Software Engineering.

Alternatively the first year can be completed in more than one year (maximum of two years) with a minimum requirement of:

  • CIE Score of 140 Points
  • D Grade at A-Level or C Grade at AS-Level in Mathematics
  • D Grade at A-Level or C Grade at AS-Level in Physics
  • preferably C Grade at AS-Level in Chemistry (discipline specific).
Top achievers

Students who have achieved excellent results in all relevant subjects may be able to get direct entry into the second year. This is at the discretion of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).

Alternatively, a Modified First Year is offered to students who have taken the MATH 199 or relevant STAR Science courses, and/or have achieved excellent results in some subjects. You may be exempt from taking some of the required courses in the first year and offered advanced/interest courses in their place.

For more information, please refer to the Engineering First Year page.

Introductory pathway

If you did not achieve enough credits, you can take introductory courses in specific subjects to start with (eg, MATH 101, PHYS 111, and CHEM 114). You could then take the first year courses in Semester 2 and over summer, or do an extra year of study.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

All UC engineering degrees are accredited by Engineering New Zealand and all students qualify for student membership.

Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities, from private companies and consultancies through to government agencies. Many engineers progress into management.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.