Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Get qualified to work as an engineering technologist – an area critical to the economy in New Zealand 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.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from late 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.

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.

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Career opportunities

You may find employment as an engineering technologist or technician.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 23 courses (360 credits):

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.

243.520 Materials Science (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5028
The aim is to enable students to gain an understanding of the characteristics and properties of common engineering materials and elements of biology and chemistry relevant to mechanical and process engineering.

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

  • Describe basic materials science chemistry.
  • Describe and test the properties of materials used in mechanical engineering.
  • Describe and specify methods to change engineering material properties.
  • Determine and apply selection criteria for engineering materials.
  • Identify likely causes of material failure.

243.521 Strength of Materials 1 (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5029
Pre-requisite: 124.503 Engineering Mechanics, 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to develop problem-solving skills in relation to the strength of materials.

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

  • Identify modes of failure in components.
  • Determine safe working stresses for components.
  • Analyse components in terms of principles of strength of materials.

251.503 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG5030
Pre-requisite: 141.514 Engineering Mathematics 1

The aim is to enable students to learn thermodynamic principles and systems.

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

  • Describe methods of energy production and their environmental effects.
  • Explain and apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Discuss the properties and characteristics of thermodynamic systems.

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.

523.526 Electrical Principals (15 credits)

Metro Group 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 the basic three-phase theory.
  • Use electrical measuring equipment.

Level 6

114.610 Design (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6136
Pre-requisite: 141.508 Engineering Design & 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)

Metro Group 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)

Metro Group course code: MG6103
Pre-requisite: 141.814 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.

241.609 Applied Computational Modelling (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6039
Pre-requisite: 243.627 Fluid Mechanics, 243.634 Strength of Materials 2

The aim is to enable students to analyse engineering components and systems and to solve engineering problems using various computerised tools.

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

  • Use and apply mathematical software packages to solve problems.
  • Use and apply a computer-aided design and analysis software package for stress analysis and computational fluid dynamics and compare with real-world measurement.
  • Use spreadsheets and databases for advanced engineering computations.

241.612 Manufacturing Processes & Production (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6044
Pre-requisite: 243.520 Materials Science

The aim is to enable students to apply engineering knowledge to common manufacturing processes, including quality control, inventory control, and scheduling and queuing.

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

  • Select mechanical engineering manufacturing processes for products.
  • Select equipment and tooling to support mechanical engineering manufacturing processes.
  • Articulate the importance of quality control.
  • Apply knowledge of inventory control, scheduling and queuing and simulation of the manufacturing environment.
  • Analyse an existing manufacturing process.

243.620 Mechanics of Machines (15 credits)

Metro Group 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)

Metro Group 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.

243.634 Strength of Materials 2 (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6038
Pre-requisite: 243.521 Strength of Materials 1

The aim is to enable students to apply problem-solving skills to the strength of materials.

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

  • Apply advanced knowledge of components in terms of principles of strength of materials.
  • Apply appropriate design standards for engineering problems.
  • Test and analyse systems under load.

251.602 Advanced Thermodynamics (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG6037
Pre-requisite: 251.503 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

The aim is to enable students to apply knowledge of thermodynamics to industrial processes.

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

  • Analyse heat engines and their cycles.
  • Analyse steam cycles and describe the equipment in a steam plant.
  • Analyse refrigeration/heat pump cycles.
  • Examine the effect of thermodynamic processes on the environment.

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: 181.518 Engineering Computing

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.

243.703 Energy Engineering (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7022
Pre-requisite: 251.602 Advanced Thermodynamics

The aim is to enable students to undertake a critical evaluation of energy use, energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy for specific engineering applications.

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

  • Discuss and compare various types of energy resources and the principles for converting from one form to another.
  • Analyse and evaluate energy use over the lifecycle of a product or project.
  • Collect data from thermodynamic systems and evaluate the performance of the system.
  • Evaluate the global considerations of energy production, management and conservation including the environmental and economic impact of common fuels.

271.701 Fluids Power & Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)

Metro Group course code: MG7024
Pre-requisite: 243.627 Fluid Mechanics

The aim is to enable students to analyse specific problems, design solutions and evaluate fluid power systems in industrial engineering applications.

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

  • Analyse and design hydrostatic and hydrodynamic fluid systems.
  • Analyse and design fluid power systems.
  • Evaluate the performance of fluid power systems.

524.708 Systems and Control (15 credits)

Metro Group 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.

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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Further training or study

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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.)
$6,569 $19,708
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.)
$12,842 $38,525
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.)
$19,411 $58,233
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. 69%
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.