Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) (Level 7)

Programme highlights

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

You'll get hands-on skills in designing and manufacturing tools, engines, and machines.

You'll also learn specialist skills in:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Strength of materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer.

When you graduate, you'll have the skills to get a well-paid job as an engineering technologist or technician.

See Programme Structure for course information.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
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: 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.

Applicants who meet the greatest number of criteria will be the preferred applicants. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places; the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list.

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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

You may find employment as an engineering technologist or technician.

Career

Average salary*

Mechanical Engineer

$50K - $56 per year (graduate level)
$57K - $77K per year (2-5 years’ experience)
$110K - $180K per year (experience in senior position)

*Sourced from careers.govt.nz in January 2019

Programme structure

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.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the School of Professional Engineering calendar.

Further training or study

Upon completion of this programme, students can continue towards:

Offered by

School of Professional Engineering

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

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.

Key information for students

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. 76%
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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