Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) (Level 7)

Programme highlights

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

You'll learn how to design and run the electrical systems that power our world.

You'll also get specialist skills in the following subject areas:

  • Electronics
  • Power 
  • Mechatronics.

When you graduate, you'll be ready for a job as a field services engineer or production manager.

Some of our graduates have also gone on to jobs in the building and manufacturing industries.

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 $6,400 (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$23,000 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.

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.

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

Technical sales, or field services engineering, production manager, or working in a role that supports professional engineering activities including development, design, building operation and/or maintenance of equipment, plants or structures.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the following courses from your chosen specialisation (360 credits):

Power

Level 5

114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing (15 credits)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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.

502.514 Engineering Computing (15 credits)

NZBED 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.

523.519 Elements of Power Engineering (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5016
Pre-requisite: 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general three-phase circuit theory principles, ELV earthing and protection systems.

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

  • Apply knowledge of three-phase circuit theory.
  • Perform calculations using power in AC circuits.
  • Describe the electricity distribution industry meters and metering methods.
  • Describe how RL transients are created in AC circuits.
  • Explain basic earthing and power system protection for ELV and LV installations.
  • Describe electrical and building reticulation systems and types.

523.520 Electrical Machines (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5017
Pre-requisite: 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of DC and single and three-phase AC electrical machines, motor control and transformers.

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

  • Apply knowledge of transformer theory.
  • Apply the theory of AC machines.
  • Describe the application of AC Machines.
  • Apply knowledge of DC motors.
  • Describe the functioning of Synchronous machines.

523.526 Electrical Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5034
The aim is to enable students to understand the general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills.

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

  • Apply the fundamental principles of DC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of AC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of basic three-phase theory.
  • Use electrical measuring equipment.

523.527 Electronic Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5035
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general electronics and the basic building blocks of electronics as required for subsequent courses.

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

  • Analyse and use circuit theorems.
  • Apply fundamental principles of digital electronics.
  • Apply fundamental principles of power supplies.
  • Apply fundamental principles of analogue electronics.
  • Use electronic measuring equipment.

524.509 Instrumentation and Control 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5026
Pre-requisite: 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn the principles and applications of industrial instrumentation and control techniques.

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

  • Apply knowledge of signal transmission.
  • Apply measurement principles and have an understanding of the operation of a range of transducers that are used in the control industry.
  • Apply control system elements and principles.

527.517 PLC Programming 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5018
Pre-requisite: 502.514 Engineering Computing, 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn to the use of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) in industry and to enable them to learn skills with modern PLC programming tools

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

  • Explain the operation of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and its use in industry.
  • Hardwire a PLC and apply ladder logic programming to perform simple automation tasks.
  • Compare the key programming languages listed in IEC 61131-3 with ladder logic and understand their application in industry.
  • Apply common industrial analogue and digital input/output modules.
  • Explain field bus systems and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)

Level 6

114.610 Design 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6136
The aim is to enable students to determine and apply the processes required to analyse engineering design problems and identify possible solutions.

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

  • Evaluate and produce design alternatives from a supplied design concept.
  • Develop design parameters considering functionality, safety, environmental, cultural and, ethical issues.
  • Produce a practicable detailed design.
  • Prepare documentation for a design.

115.613 Engineering Management Principles 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communication

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.

115.615 Protection 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6047
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.519 Elements of Power Engineering

The aim is to enable the students to gain an understanding of electrical power system fault protection concepts for both MV & HV systems.

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

  • Explain the operating principles of current and voltage transformers in terms of various construction types in accordance with industry practice.
  • Apply protection concepts as these would apply to generators, power cables, transformers, aerial conductors, busbars and motors.
  • Analyse the types of fault that occur in electrical power systems, for LV, MV and HV.
  • Explain and apply the different power system protection equipment types under various common protection scenarios.
  • Apply safe working practices in relation to power protection equipment.
  • Apply digital protection and control systems to basic substation design.

142.602 Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6190
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to understand advanced calculus and develop the ability to formulate and solve models of complex engineering and scientific systems.

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

  • Use and apply vectors, vector calculus and advanced calculus.
  • Use and apply mathematical transforms including Fourier series and Laplace transforms.
  • Use and apply probability and statistical techniques.
  • Use and apply numerical methods.

527.612 PLC Programming 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6019
Pre-requisite: 527.517 PLC Programming 1

The aim is to enable students to extend their knowledge and programming skills for PLCs, using advanced PLC control techniques and to learn the concepts of automation, networking and network programming.

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

  • Apply advanced PLC programming techniques.
  • Apply PID (Proportional, Integral, and Derivative) control.
  • Apply data communication concepts to a range of fieldbus systems.
  • Integrate commonly used sensors and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to a PLC.

527.613 Automation (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6020
Pre-requisite: 527.612 PLC Programming 2

The aim is to enable the student to learn modern advanced automation systems and practice used in the industry.

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

  • Select, interface, program and operate typical industrial networks.
  • Apply a SCADA/HMI software package.
  • Analyse peer to peer communication between PLCs.
  • Interpret and apply IEC 61131-3.

533.624 Sustainable Energy and Power Electronics 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6118
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1, 523.526 Electrical Principles, 523.527 Electronic Principles

The aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of the concepts and applications of power electronics including basic converter types and applications involving small scale renewable energy systems.

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

  • Apply applications of power electronics, power conversion and switching systems.
  • Apply knowledge of power electronics to small and medium-scale renewable energy systems.

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7101
Pre-requisite: 114.610 Design and 30 Level 6 credits

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)

NZBED course code: MG7121
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.

523.703 Electrical Machine Dynamics (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7011
Pre-requisite: 523.520 Electrical Machines

The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of AC electrical machine dynamics and control and power transformers.

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

  • Apply transformer theory to three-phase power transformers.
  • Analyse fault currents in a power transformer and failure modes of power transformers and basic differential protection.
  • Evaluate the theory of machine dynamics to induction motor starting, speed control, braking, and protection.
  • Interpret the parameters used in the selection of motors.
  • Explain the operation of fractional horsepower motors.
  • Compare recent developments in machine design, control, and application.

524.708 System and Control (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7018
The aim is to enable students to predict and implement the desired behaviour of industrial control systems.

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

  • Model and evaluate the behaviour of simple industrial control systems.
  • Apply common analytical and design methods for control systems.
  • Evaluate the use of controller tuning methods to control systems, under varying load and set-point conditions.

525.706 Power Systems (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7110
Pre-requisite: 523.519 Elements of Power Engineering

The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of three-phase power generation and transmission systems with an emphasis on generation, transmission and distribution systems.

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

  • Evaluate aspects of the New Zealand Power System.
  • Evaluate the types of generation systems in use in New Zealand (large scale >1000kW – hydro, geothermal, thermal and co-generation)
  • Evaluate key aspects of transmission and distribution systems MV and HV networks.
  • Apply power transformers in an MV and HV environment.
  • Apply earthing systems and switchgear to MV and HV networks.
  • Develop and apply an SLD for a simple network.

Electronic

Level 5

114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing (15 credits)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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.

502.514 Engineering Computing (15 credits)

NZBED 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.

504.507 Microcontroller System 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5020
Pre-requisite: 502.514 Engineering Computing

The aim is to enable students to gain the practical and theoretical basics of microcontroller architecture required for working with the current microcontroller devices.

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

  • Demonstrate practical software development skills.
  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical knowledge required for working with a microcontroller device.
  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical knowledge required for connecting a microcontroller to basic input/output devices.

513.510 Introduction to Networks (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5124
The aim is to enable students to learn architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks and to build simple LAN.

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

  • Apply knowledge of the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet.
  • Apply knowledge of the role of protocol layers in data networks.
  • Apply knowledge of the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments.
  • Design, calculate and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfil given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations.
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.
  • Use a command-line interface to perform basic router and switch configurations.

523.526 Electrical Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5034
The aim is to enable students to understand the general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills.

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

  • Apply the fundamental principles of DC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of AC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of basic three-phase theory.
  • Use electrical measuring equipment.

523.527 Electronic Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5035
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general electronics and the basic building blocks of electronics as required for subsequent courses.

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

  • Analyse and use circuit theorems.
  • Apply fundamental principles of digital electronics.
  • Apply fundamental principles of power supplies.
  • Apply fundamental principles of analogue electronics.
  • Use electronic measuring equipment.

524.509 Instrumentation and Control 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5026
Pre-requisite: 523.526 Electrical Principles 2

The aim is to enable students to learn the principles and applications of industrial instrumentation and control techniques.

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

  • Apply knowledge of signal transmission.
  • Apply measurement principles and have an understanding of the operation of a range of transducers that are used in the control industry.
  • Apply control system elements and principles.

532.511 Electronic Manufacturing 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5021
Pre-requisite: 523.527 Electronic Principles

The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the design and production process of electronic printed circuit board manufacturing and methods of testing.

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

  • Select circuit board materials and manufacturing technologies.
  • Produce circuit schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.
  • Populate a printed circuit board.
  • Use electronic product testing and fault finding techniques.

533.519 Electronics 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5019
Pre-requisite: 523.527 Electronic Principles

The aim is to enable students to extend their knowledge of the analysis of electronic circuits and the use of simulation programs to determine circuit performance.

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

  • Analyse and design first-order single resistor RC low and high pass filters.
  • Apply the principles of feedback and design practical circuits.
  • Describe and demonstrate the operation of DAC and ADC circuits.
  • Explain the operational principles of switching regulators.
  • Design active filters.

Level 6

114.609 Electronic Design (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6024
Pre-requisite: 504.507 Microcontroller Systems 1, 523.527 Electronics Principles

The aim is to enable students to gain the skills necessary for electronic circuit design.

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

  • Plan and implement the design of an electronic system.
  • Design, manufacture and populate printed circuit boards for prototype development.
  • Install and commission a small electronic system.
  • Apply fault-finding techniques.
  • Work as a member of a team and communicate effectively with customers, peers, technicians and engineers.

114.610 Design (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6136
Pre-requisite: 114.508 Engineering Design and Drawing

The aim is to enable students to determine and apply the processes required to analyse engineering design problems and identify possible solutions.

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

  • Evaluate and produce design alternatives from a supplied design concept.
  • Develop design parameters considering functionality, safety, environmental, cultural and, ethical issues.
  • Produce a practicable detailed design.
  • Prepare documentation for a design.

115.613 Engineering Management Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communication

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.

142.602 Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6190
Pre-requisite:141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to understand advanced calculus and develop the ability to formulate and solve models of complex engineering and scientific systems.

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

  • Use and apply vectors, vector calculus and advanced calculus.
  • Use and apply mathematical transforms including Fourier series and Laplace transforms.
  • Use and apply probability and statistical techniques.
  • Use and apply numerical methods.

504.607 Microcontroller Systems 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6022
Pre-requisite: 504.507 Microcontroller Systems 1

The aim is to enable students to microcontroller systems by considering a range of peripheral device interfacing with competence tested by a design project.

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

  • Demonstrate practical software programming skills.
  • Demonstrate the practical and theoretical skills required to design a system to a technical specification.
  • Interface a microcontroller to a range of peripheral devices.

533.620 Electronics 2(15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6021
Pre-requisite: 533.519 Electronics 1

The aim is to enable students to learn analysis of electronic circuits and the use of simulation programs to determine circuit performance.

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

  • Design analogue electronic circuits.
  • Power semiconductor devices as applied to power amplifiers.
  • Explain op-amp circuit designs.
  • Explain oscillator circuit designs.

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7101
Pre-requisite: 114.610 Design and 30 Level 6 credits

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 Practise (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7121
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.

505.705 Embedded Systems (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7013
Pre-requisite: 504.607 Microcontroller System 2

The aim is to enable the student to learn the structured design of embedded systems and the concept of reconfigurable hardware.

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

  • Use practical software skills.
  • Analyse, implement, modify and test design scenarios for an embedded design.
  • Evaluate structured design methods applied to practical design objectives.

524.708 Systems and Control (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7018
The aim is to enable students to predict and implement the desired behaviour of industrial control systems.

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

  • Model and evaluate the behaviour of simple industrial control systems.
  • Apply common analytical and design methods for control systems.
  • Evaluate the use of controller tuning methods to control systems, under varying load and set-point conditions.

533.719 Signal Processing (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7012
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1, 533.519 Electronics 1

The aim is to enable students to learn aspects of analogue signal processing, in particular, filtering.

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

  • Analyse signals using mathematical techniques.
  • Model analogue and digital systems.
  • Design analogue active filters.
  • Design analogue passive filters.
  • Analyse common digital signal processing algorithms used in a variety of applications.
  • Apply software packages to digital signal processing (DSP) applications.

Mechatronics

Level 5

114.508 Engineering Design & Drawing (15 credits)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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)

NZBED 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.

502.514 Engineering Computing (15 credits)

NZBED 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.

504.507 Microcontroller Systems 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5020
Pre-requisite: 502.514 Engineering Computing

The aim is to enable students to gain the practical and theoretical basics of microcontroller architecture required for working with the current microcontroller devices.

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

  • Demonstrate practical software development skills.
  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical knowledge required for working with a microcontroller device.
  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical knowledge required for connecting a microcontroller to basic input/output devices.

523.526 Electrical Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5034The aim is to enable students to understand general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills.

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

  • Apply the fundamental principles of DC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of AC theory.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of the basic three-phase theory.
  • Use electrical measuring equipment.

523.527 Electronic Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5035The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of general electronics and the basic building blocks of electronics as required for subsequent courses.

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

  • Analyse and use circuit theorems.
  • Apply fundamental principles of digital electronics.
  • Apply fundamental principles of power supplies.
  • Apply fundamental principles of analogue electronics.
  • Use electronic measuring equipment.

524.509 Instrumentation and Control 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5026
Pre-requisite: 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn the principles and applications of industrial instrumentation and control techniques.

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

  • Apply knowledge of signal transmission.
  • Apply measurement principles and have an understanding of the operation of a range of transducers that are used in the control industry.
  • Apply control system elements and principles.

527.517 PLC Programming 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5018
Pre-requisite: 502.514 Engineering Computing, 523.526 Electrical Principles

The aim is to enable students to learn to the use of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) in industry and to enable them to learn skills with modern PLC programming tools.

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

  • Explain the operation of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and its use in industry.
  • Hardwire a PLC and apply ladder logic programming to perform simple automation tasks.
  • Compare the key programming languages listed in IEC 61131-3 with ladder logic and understand their application in industry.
  • Apply common industrial analogue and digital input/output modules.
  • Explain field bus systems and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).

532.511 Electronics Manufacturing 1 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG5021
Pre-requisite: 523.527 Electronic Principles

The aim is to enable students to gain an introduction to the design and production process of electronic printed circuit board manufacturing and methods of testing.

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

  • Select circuit board materials and manufacturing technologies.
  • Produce circuit schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.
  • Populate a printed circuit board.
  • Use electronic product testing and fault finding techniques.

Level 6

114.610 Design (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6136
Pre-requisite: 114.508 Engineering Design and Drawing

The aim is to enable students to determine and apply the processes required to analyse engineering design problems and identify possible solutions.

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

  • Evaluate and produce design alternatives from a supplied design concept.
  • Develop design parameters considering functionality, safety, environmental, cultural and, ethical issues.
  • Produce a practicable detailed design.
  • Prepare documentation for a design.

115.613 Engineering Management Principles (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 181.518 Engineering Communication

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.

142.602 Mathematics 2(15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6190
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to understand advanced calculus and develop the ability to formulate and solve models of complex engineering and scientific systems.

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

  • Use and apply vectors, vector calculus and advanced calculus.
  • Use and apply mathematical transforms including Fourier series and Laplace transforms.
  • Use and apply probability and statistical techniques.
  • Use and apply numerical methods.

243.620 Mechanics of Machines (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6033
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics, 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to apply problem-solving skills to the dynamics of machines, in particular, power transmission systems.

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

  • Analyse the principles of the mechanics of machines and their application in practice.
  • Solve problems involving mechanisms, balancing, vibration, noise, power transmission through clutches, chains, belts, and gears.
  • Select and justify the use of suitable mechanisms for various applications including, balancing, vibration, noise, gears, bearings and lubrication systems.
  • Provide and justify solutions for machine mechanisms problems.

243.627 Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6032
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics, 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to understand and apply the principles of fluid statics and dynamics to common engineering problems.

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

  • Analyse principles of fluid mechanics.
  • Analyse hydrostatic fluid applications.
  • Analyse hydrodynamic fluid applications.
  • Define and specify requirements for fluid machinery.
  • Design fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic) to match operational requirements.

504.607 Microcontroller Systems 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6022
Pre-requisite: 504.507 Microcontroller Systems 1

The aim is to enable students to microcontroller systems by considering a range of peripheral device interfacing with competence tested by a design project.

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

  • Demonstrate practical software programming skills.
  • Demonstrate the practical and theoretical skills required to design a system to a technical specification.
  • Interface a microcontroller to a range of peripheral devices.

527.612 PLC Programming 2 (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6019
Pre-requisite: 527.517 PLC Programming 1

The aim is to enable students to extend their knowledge and programming skills for PLCs, using advanced PLC control techniques and to learn the concepts of automation, networking and network programming.

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

  • Apply advanced PLC programming techniques.
  • Apply PID (Proportional, Integral, and Derivative) control.
  • Apply data communication concepts to a range of fieldbus systems.
  • Integrate commonly used sensors and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to a PLC.

527.613 Automation (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG6020
Pre-requisite: 527.612 PLC Programming 2

The aim is to enable the student to learn modern advanced automation systems and practice used in the industry.

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

  • Select, interface, program and operate typical industrial networks.
  • Apply a SCADA/HMI software package.
  • Analyse peer to peer communication between PLCs.
  • Interpret and apply IEC 61131-3.

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7101
Pre-requisite: 114.610 Design 

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)

NZBED course code: MG7121The 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.

524.708 Systems and Control (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7018The aim is to enable students to predict and implement the desired behaviour of industrial control systems.

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

  • Model and evaluate the behaviour of simple industrial control systems.
  • Apply common analytical and design methods for control systems.
  • Evaluate the use of controller tuning methods to control systems, under varying load and set-point conditions.

527.702 Robotics (15 credits)

NZBED course code: MG7017
Pre-requisite: 527.612 PLC Programming 2, 243.620 Mechanics of Machines

The aim is to enable students to become familiar with modern industrial robot concepts, applications and programming.

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

  • Critique the concept, type and use of industrial robots and their axes of motion.
  • Critique the use of robot manipulators for a range of typical applications.
  • Analyse an industrial application and design a robot system to suit.
  • Programme a robot system to fulfil a specified task taking cognisance of safety.

Computer Network specialisation graduates will be able to plan, implement, manage and troubleshoot local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs); and will have the knowledge and skills to acquire various industry certifications.

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
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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
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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%
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