Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as an engineering technologist – an area in huge demand here and around the world.

In this three-year programme, you'll learn core skills in engineering theory.

Find out what it takes to create new roads, build bridges and plan other infrastructure projects.

You can also choose to specialise in:

  • Structural
  • Water and  Water Waste.

When you graduate, you'll be ready for a job as a professional engineering technologist.

See Programme Structure for course information.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from mid-2020)
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,600 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code MN4331
Duration

Three years (full-time), part-time length will vary, but the qualification should be completed within ten years of starting

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 360
International Fees NZD$23,700 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Academic

University Entrance – NCEA Level 3 including:

  • Three subjects at Level 3 including:
    • Physics with a minimum of 14 credits;
    • Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits; and
    • One other subject from the list of approved subjects*.
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading, five credits in writing;
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627);

Or

  • Equivalent academic qualifications (Equivalent academic qualifications may include University B Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra);

Or

  • Equivalent Cambridge score;

Or

  • Equivalent International Baccalaureate.

*NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance

English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

EAL students must meet the minimum academic entry requirements and have achieved an overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, (writing and speaking score no less than 6.0 and reading and listening bands no less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Other Entry Requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

This degree has been developed by a national consortium of tertiary providers, in conjunction with industry, to prepare graduates for a career in the diverse field of civil engineering.  Graduates will be in a position to enter into employment as well as develop their capacity to attain professional competence and to fulfill the role of a professional engineering technologist.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below courses related to your chosen specialisation (360 credits):

Structural

Level 5

114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5005
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of engineering design, drawing practice and modelling in an applied context.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe the stages of the design process.
  • Apply the principles, standards, and techniques of design and drawing used in engineering contexts.
  • Use models and drawings to meet given briefs and communicate outcomes of solutions.

124.503 Engineering Mechanics (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5002
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and laws of mechanics.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse basic theory and principles of forces in mechanics and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse motion, forces and motion, work and energy problems and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse the principles of fluids.

141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1 (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5004
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general mathematical principles and equip them with appropriate engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse graphs.
  • Manipulate and solve algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Manipulate and apply complex numbers.
  • Use matrices to solve problems.
  • Apply differentiation and integration of mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.
  • Derive and solve differential equations.

181.518 Engineering Communication (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5003
The aim is to enable students to communicate effectively in their professional environment.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Write effective reports.
  • Design relevant documentation.
  • Make effective presentations.
  • Give and receive clear instructions.
  • Research and reference to support the field of study.

242.511 Civil Materials (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5107
The aim is to enable students to learn the fundamentals of geological and geomorphological processes and the properties and application of a range of civil engineering materials.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate the properties and applications of roading materials, concrete, steel, timber and new materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Describe and discuss soil and rock formation processes.
  • Explain elementary physical and structural geology.
  • Describe the causes and effects of earthquakes

242.512 Engineering Site Investigation (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5009
The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering in the context of civil engineering construction projects.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Relate the nature of the ground and water systems beneath construction sites to civil engineering construction projects.
  • Appraise the purpose and relevance of Civil Engineering site investigation methods.
  • Apply principles and techniques to determine basic physical and engineering properties of soils.
  • Construct and read simple geological maps that include geological features such as folds, faults, joints, and unconformities, and to describe how these features are formed.
  • Describe the various types of landslides, their respective causes, and how they are identified and monitored.

242.513 Land Surveying (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5006

The aim is to enable students to gain introductory theoretical and practical concepts of land surveying.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of land surveying and use survey instruments.
  • Apply fundamental principles and techniques of levelling, traversing and co-ordinate calculations.
  • Use equipment and techniques for field and distance measurements.

242.514 Basic Structures (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5032
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics

The aim is to enable students to analyse structural elements and simple structures, and to design simple beams.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate the range of common structural loadings and their effect on structures.
  • Calculate stresses caused by axial forces, shear forces and bending moments.
  • Analyse simple structural elements and structures.
  • Determine the loads on, and design statically determinate steel and timber beams.
  • Analyse simple foundations for structures.

242.515 Fluid Mechanics (Civil) (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5008
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics

The aim is to enable students and apply the principles of fluid mechanics to engineering hydraulic situations.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of fluid statics.
  • Solve a range of problems associated with pipeline systems and open channel flow.
  • Explain the process of energy conversion for pumps and turbines.
  • Explain the significance of viscosity in fluid flows.
  • Use a range of equipment for the measurement of fluid flow in open and closed conduits.

242.516 Highway Engineering (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5012

The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the fundamentals of road materials, road construction practices and road maintenance techniques, as well as principles of road drainage design.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Outline and describe road infrastructure administration agencies, road transportation funding mechanisms.
  • Apply the principles and techniques for determining route location and feasibility.
  • Evaluate the factors and processes involved in the basic geometric designs of roads.
  • Explain the factors and processes involved in the design of road drainage.
  • Appraise the techniques and stages of road formation and construction.

502.514 Engineering Computing (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5001

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of computing principles and their use in engineering practice.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Solve engineering problems using an engineering maths and analysis package.
  • Develop a program to a specification by devising, coding and testing an algorithm to solve a specified problem.
  • Use software packages, including spreadsheets, database and discipline-specific software to produce engineering solutions.

Level 6

115.613 Engineering Management Principles (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communications

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of management and organisational concepts in the implementation of engineering projects.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Organise engineering activities to support production or projects.
  • Appraise the principle of law as it applies to engineer contracts and use common forms of contract documentation.
  • Appraise how the scope of an engineering project is determined and manage projects through the life cycle.
  • Appraise the range of services needed to deliver an engineering project and the various methods of procuring those services.
  • Select tendering procedures for engineering contracts and assess a range of methods of overall cost management for engineering projects.

242.608 Civil Engineering Detailing and Modelling (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6005
Pre-requisite: 114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing

The aim is to enable students to further develop the principles and practice of civil engineering drawing, detailing and modelling.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Produce structural drawings in structural concrete, steel and timber, roading and drainage to nationally recognised drafting standards.
  • Use and evaluate computer-based information systems to analyse modelling and visualisation in the design and management of civil engineering projects.
  • Use a software package to explore aspects of a civil engineering project.

242.609 Civil Engineering Construction Practices (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6106
Pre-requisite:  181.518 Engineering Communication

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of the practical aspects of sound civil engineering practice.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the plant and methods used in the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement safety plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement quality control plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement environmental protection plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.

242.610 Structural Principles (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6046
Pre-requisite: 242.514 Basic Structures, and 242.511 Civil Materials

The aim is to enable students to apply the principles and practices involved in the design of simple structures.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse the effects of actions on structures.
  • Analyse load-carrying systems, determinate structural systems, and indeterminate structural systems.
  • Use structural analysis and design software to investigate given structures.

242.611 Structural Steel and Timber (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6007
Pre-requisite: 242.610 Structural Principles

The aim is to enable students to develop the principles and practice of structural design for steel and timber structures.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply design methods for accommodating wind action on structures to practical situations.
  • Appraise the properties and behaviour of structural steel and structural timber.
  • Apply design data to the practical design of structural steelwork and steelwork. connections.
  • Apply design data to the practical design of structural timber.

242.620 Engineering Geology (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6013
Pre-requisite: 242.511 Civil Materials
Co-requisite: 242.512 Engineering Site Investigation<

The aim is to enable students to further develop an understanding of the principles and practice of geology in the context of civil engineering.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Classify and describe rocks for the purposes of engineering geology.
  • Produce a simple geological map using field observations.
  • Determine rock mass classification using field observations.
  • Apply appropriate geophysical and subsurface techniques in a site investigation.

242.612 Structural Concrete (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6008
Pre-requisite: 242.610 Structural Principles

The aim is to enable students to develop the principles and practice of structural design for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply design methods for accommodating earthquake action on structures to practical situations.
  • Appraise the properties and behaviour of concrete in structures.
  • Apply design data to the practical design of reinforced concrete elements.
  • Apply design data to the practical design of pre-stressed concrete beams.
  • Appraise structural design aspects of concrete masonry in simple structures.

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7101
Pre-requisite: minimum of 45 Level 6 credits
*This is a year-long course 

The aim is to enable students to investigate an engineering problem; to propose, specify, design and develop a solution and where feasible, to construct and test a prototype.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Synthesise a solution for an engineering problem.
  • Complete a project to a specified standard.
  • Design, project manage and evaluate a concept/model/product.
  • Use software application packages as an engineering tool, if required.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, peers, technicians and engineers.

341.755 Project Management (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7025
Pre-requisite:115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to apply project management principles, concepts and techniques.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and closeout an engineering project.

341.756 Risk Management (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7026
Pre-requisite: 115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn and apply the principles and processes of Risk Management in the context of engineering and business management.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Define objectives of risk management and determine criteria for measurement and analysis of problems.
  • Utilise analytical evaluation and decision making methodologies to determine project direction and choices.
  • Critically analyse risk management approaches and methodologies.

115.720 Professional Engineering Practice (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7121
Pre-requisite: 115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to critically apply knowledge and understanding of professional practice for engineers, professional engineering roles and activities and their interactions with society and the environment.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the professional role of engineers in society and industry.
  • Evaluate and apply laws within the engineering practice area.
  • Critique moral and ethical issues related to the environment in an engineering context.
  • Critically explore issues relating to behavioural management in the practice of engineering.
  • Critically apply knowledge of Māori cultural concepts and perspectives to those of the Crown and project management development.

242.700 Design of Structures (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7004
Pre-requisite: 242.611 Structural Steel and Timber, 242.612 Structural Concrete

The aim is to enable students to use projects and case studies for the application of structural principles and design to broadly defined structural engineering problems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise and apply the use of computer programs within the context of structural projects.
  • Synthesise design solutions for structural elements and structures.
  • Present and validate the efficacy of design solutions.

Water and Water Waste

Level 5

114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5005
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of engineering design, drawing practice and modelling in an applied context.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe the stages of the design process.
  • Apply the principles, standards, and techniques of design and drawing used in engineering contexts.
  • Use models and drawings to meet given briefs and communicate outcomes of solutions.

124.503 Engineering Mechanics (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5002
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and laws of mechanics.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse basic theory and principles of forces in mechanics and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse motion, forces and motion, work and energy problems and their relationship to engineering applications.
  • Analyse the principles of fluids.

141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1 (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5004
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general mathematical principles and equip them with appropriate engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse graphs.
  • Manipulate and solve algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Manipulate and apply complex numbers.
  • Use matrices to solve problems.
  • Apply differentiation and integration of mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.
  • Derive and solve differential equations.

181.518 Engineering Communication (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5003
The aim is to enable students to communicate effectively in their professional environment.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Write effective reports.
  • Design relevant documentation.
  • Make effective presentations.
  • Give and receive clear instructions.
  • Research and reference to support the field of study.

242.511 Civil Materials (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5107
The aim is to enable students to learn the fundamentals of geological and geomorphological processes and the properties and application of a range of civil engineering materials.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate the properties and applications of roading materials, concrete, steel, timber and new materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Describe and discuss soil and rock formation processes.
  • Explain elementary physical and structural geology.
  • Describe the causes and effects of earthquakes

242.512 Engineering Site Investigation (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5009
The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering in the context of civil engineering construction projects.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Relate the nature of the ground and water systems beneath construction sites to civil engineering construction projects.
  • Appraise the purpose and relevance of Civil Engineering site investigation methods.
  • Apply principles and techniques to determine basic physical and engineering properties of soils.
  • Construct and read simple geological maps that include geological features such as folds, faults, joints, and unconformities, and to describe how these features are formed.
  • Describe the various types of landslides, their respective causes, and how they are identified and monitored.

242.513 Land Surveying (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5006

The aim is to enable students to gain introductory theoretical and practical concepts of land surveying.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of land surveying and use survey instruments.
  • Apply fundamental principles and techniques of levelling, traversing and co-ordinate calculations.
  • Use equipment and techniques for field and distance measurements.

242.514 Basic Structures (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5032
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics

The aim is to enable students to analyse structural elements and simple structures, and to design simple beams.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate the range of common structural loadings and their effect on structures.
  • Calculate stresses caused by axial forces, shear forces and bending moments.
  • Analyse simple structural elements and structures.
  • Determine the loads on, and design statically determinate steel and timber beams.
  • Analyse simple foundations for structures.

242.515 Fluid Mechanics (Civil) (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5008
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics

The aim is to enable students and apply the principles of fluid mechanics to engineering hydraulic situations.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of fluid statics.
  • Solve a range of problems associated with pipeline systems and open channel flow.
  • Explain the process of energy conversion for pumps and turbines.
  • Explain the significance of viscosity in fluid flows.
  • Use a range of equipment for the measurement of fluid flow in open and closed conduits.

242.516 Highway Engineering (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5012

The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the fundamentals of road materials, road construction practices and road maintenance techniques, as well as principles of road drainage design.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Outline and describe road infrastructure administration agencies, road transportation funding mechanisms.
  • Apply the principles and techniques for determining route location and feasibility.
  • Evaluate the factors and processes involved in the basic geometric designs of roads.
  • Explain the factors and processes involved in the design of road drainage.
  • Appraise the techniques and stages of road formation and construction.

502.514 Engineering Computing (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5001

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of computing principles and their use in engineering practice.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Solve engineering problems using an engineering maths and analysis package.
  • Develop a program to a specification by devising, coding and testing an algorithm to solve a specified problem.
  • Use software packages, including spreadsheets, database and discipline-specific software to produce engineering solutions.

Level 6

115.613 Engineering Management Principles (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communications

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of management and organisational concepts in the implementation of engineering projects.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Organise engineering activities to support production or projects.
  • Appraise the principle of law as it applies to engineer contracts and use common forms of contract documentation.
  • Appraise how the scope of an engineering project is determined and manage projects through the life cycle.
  • Appraise the range of services needed to deliver an engineering project and the various methods of procuring those services.
  • Select tendering procedures for engineering contracts and assess a range of methods of overall cost management for engineering projects.

242.608 Civil Engineering Detailing and Modelling (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6005
Pre-requisite: 114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing

The aim is to enable students to further develop the principles and practice of civil engineering drawing, detailing and modelling.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Produce structural drawings in structural concrete, steel and timber, roading and drainage to nationally recognised drafting standards.
  • Use and evaluate computer-based information systems to analyse modelling and visualisation in the design and management of civil engineering projects.
  • Use a software package to explore aspects of a civil engineering project.

242.609 Civil Engineering Construction Practices (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6106
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communication

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of the practical aspects of sound civil engineering practice.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the plant and methods used in the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement safety plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement quality control plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.
  • Develop and implement environmental protection plans for the full range of civil engineering construction activities.

242.613 Water and Waste Engineering (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6109
Co-requisite: 242.515 Fluid Mechanics (Civil)

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding and design expertise related to water, wastewater and stormwater reticulation systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Analyse water supply and demand requirements, and design a small water reticulation system.
  • Evaluate hydrological parameters and design an urban storm water management system.
  • Determine wastewater quantities and design a wastewater reticulation system.
  • Appraise the requirements of water and wastewater pumping installations and optimise the design.
  • Apply integrated water management approaches.
  • Apply computer software in the design of water, wastewater and stormwater reticulation systems.

242.614 Water and Waste Treatment (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6110
Co-requisite: 242.512 Engineering Site Investigation

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of drinking water and sewage quality control parameters of current and emerging methods of treatment and disposal of liquid and solid wastes.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply drinking water standards and quality parameters.
  • Appraise the principles and practice of water treatment, including subsurface aquifer water supply systems.
  • Evaluate and apply wastewater quality parameters.
  • Apply knowledge of wastewater and solid waste treatment and disposal methods including pollution control.
  • Appraise alternative wastewater treatment systems commonly used in areas which are not reticulated.
  • Critically evaluate environmental impact and Maori cultural values in relation to water supply and waste management.

242.615 Hydrology and Erosion Management (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6011

The aim is to enable students to learn about catchment runoff, erosion, water balances and sustainable land use

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the factors and inter-relationships which affect catchment processes and sustainable management.
  • Appraise causes of stream erosion and the range of procedures available for flood routing and reduction of peak flows and velocities.
  • Appraise sustainable land use and appropriate remedial measures for both rural and town construction sites.
  • Evaluate techniques for mitigating coastal erosion.

242.620 Engineering Geology (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6013
Pre-requisite: 242.511 Civil Materials
Co-requisite: 242.512 Engineering Site Investigation

The aim is to enable students to further develop an understanding of the principles and practice of geology in the context of civil engineering.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Classify and describe rocks for the purposes of engineering geology.
  • Produce a simple geological map using field observations.
  • Determine rock mass classification using field observations.
  • Apply appropriate geophysical and subsurface techniques in a site investigation.

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7101
Pre-requisite: minimum of 45 Level 6 credits
*This is a year-long course

The aim is to enable students to investigate an engineering problem; to propose, specify, design and develop a solution and where feasible, to construct and test a prototype.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Synthesise a solution for an engineering problem.
  • Complete a project to a specified standard.
  • Design, project manage and evaluate a concept/model/product.
  • Use software application packages as an engineering tool, if required.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, peers, technicians and engineers.

115.720 Professional Engineering Practice (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7121
Pre-requisite: 115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to critically apply knowledge and understanding of professional practice for engineers, professional engineering roles and activities and their interactions with society and the environment.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the professional role of engineers in society and industry.
  • Evaluate and apply laws within the engineering practice area.
  • Critique moral and ethical issues related to the environment in an engineering context.
  • Critically explore issues relating to behavioural management in the practice of engineering.
  • Critically apply knowledge of Māori cultural concepts and perspectives to those of the Crown and project management development.

242.701 Urban Drainage Systems (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7005
Pre-requisite: 242.613 Water and Waste Engineering

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of urban wastewater and stormwater systems.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate the key aspects in planning and design of wastewater reticulation systems.
  • Appreciate the role of mathematical models and simulations of wastewater reticulation systems.
  • Evaluate the key aspects in planning and design of stormwater drainage systems.

341.755 Project Management (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7025
Pre-requisite:115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to apply project management principles, concepts and techniques.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and closeout an engineering project.

341.756 Risk Management (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7026
Pre-requisite: 115.613 Engineering Management Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn and apply the principles and processes of Risk Management in the context of engineering and business management.

The learning outcomes on successful completion of this course are the student should be able to:

  • Define objectives of risk management and determine criteria for measurement and analysis of problems.
  • Utilise analytical evaluation and decision making methodologies to determine project direction and choices.
  • Critically analyse risk management approaches and methodologies.

Accreditation by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) confirms that the Bachelor of Engineering Technology meets national and international benchmarked standards for first degrees for professional engineers in South Africa, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand. EngNZ accreditation also provides recognition for professional membership and registration/licensing purposes in those countries.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 including Three subjects at level 3 including - Physics with a minimum of 14 credits - Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits, and - 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-. OR Equivalent academic qualifications which may include University Bursary with 45 per cent or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra - equivalent Cambridge score, equivalent International Baccalaureate
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 3 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,437 $19,311
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,966 $38,898
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$19,403 $58,209
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 66%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $57,060
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $44,955 - $69,425
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 83%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 13%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.