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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

  • ID:UC640006
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$44,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,219.50
  • TuitionFee/Year:$44,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,219.50
Estimated Total/program:
$192,878.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • NCEA entrance requirements
  • 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.
  • Chemistry is 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 6 SL) in each of maths and 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 Intermediate 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 achie​vers
  • Direct entry to the First Professional year (second year) is offered to students who have achieved excellent results in all relevant subjects.
  • Alternatively, a Modified Intermediate 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 Intermediate Year and offered advanced/interest courses in their place.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

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 (BE(Hons)) 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.

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Compulsory courses

The first year of the degree includes the following compulsory courses for all BE(Hons) students:

  • ENGR 100 Engineering Academic Skills

  • ENGR 101 Foundations of Engineering

  • EMTH 118 Engineering Mathematics 1A

  • EMTH 119 Engineering Mathematics 1B

  • PHYS 101 Engineering Physics A: Mechanics, Waves, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics

  • COSC 131 Introduction to Programming for Engineers

  • Three 100-level courses based on your intended discipline choice

At the second year of the degree you will also take the following compulsory course:

  • ENGR 200 Engineering Work Experience

Engineering disciplines

UC offers nine disciplines within the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours:

  • Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Forest Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechatronics Engineering

  • Natural Resources Engineering

  • Software Engineering

If you are undecided on which discipline you wish to pursue it is possible to keep your options open for more than one discipline (and is encouraged given the popularity of some professional programmes). Find guidance online to structuring your first year.

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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