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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.