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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

SC1001

Course details

  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7356 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Civil engineering technologists apply mathematical, natural science and engineering fundamentals to civil engineering infrastructure such as roads, bridges, harbours, water and waste water facilities. They design and oversee the execution of solutions for a broad range of engineering problems, and research and investigate possibilities to propose the best options and most appropriate techniques and resources.

This programme is for those who want a career in civil engineering. Students will learn theory and practical skills using technology in our engineering labs. Students can choose between two pathways in civil engineering: Water and Water Waste Engineering or Roading and Transportation Engineering. If they are in employment, students can tailor the project module to their workplace.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

"Wintec's Engineering Technologist graduates are ahead in their skills and knowledge, we desperately need more." 

Steve Muller
​Principal Lead Transport Designer
​MWH​​​​​

What you'll learn

Engineering programme modules over three years

First year
In the first year students will study six broad engineering papers and two papers specific to their major, water and waste engineering, or roading and transportation engineering.

  • Water and waste engineering
    Specialising in civil water and waste engineering students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the principles and practice relating to: Water reticulation systems; the treatment and disposal of liquid and solid wastes; catchment run-off, erosion, water balances and sustainable land use; urban wastewater and storm water systems. Students will be able to apply their expertise to projects in professional civil engineering environments.
  • Roading and transportation engineering
    Specialising in civil roading and transportation engineering, students will be able to work from a sound engineering base with sufficient skills to competently manage technical operations; liaise effectively with design and management professionals, clients, regulatory authorities and contractors; and have an understanding of different cultures and in particular an awareness and clear understanding of the tangata whenua and the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Resource Management Act.

Second year
In the second year all modules will be specific to the student's specialisation, being either civil water and waste engineering, or roading and transportation engineering.

Third year
In the third and final year, students will put all the skills and processes they've learned into completing a practical, industry based project. If students have gained employment then the project can be tailored to suit their workplace.

View programme modules

All majors - common compulsory modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
MG5001Engineering Computing515  
MG5002Engineering Mechanics515  
MG5003Engineering Communication515  
MG5004Engineering Mathematics 1515  
MG5005Engineering Design and Drawing 515  
MG6103Engineering Management Principles 515MG5003 
MG7101Engineering Development
Project
730Minimum of 30
credits at level 6 in chosen major; and Civil: MG6106 and
Electrical/Mechanical: MG6136
 
MG7121Professional Engineering
Practice
715MG6103 

Civil major compulsory modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
MG5006Land Surveying515  
MG5008Fluid Mechanics (Civil)515MG5002 
MG5009Engineering Site Investigation 515  
MG5012Highway Engineering515  
MG5107Civil Materials 515  
MG5032Basic Structures515MG5002 
MG6005Civil Engineering Detailing and Modelling 615MG5005 
MG6106Civil Engineering Construction Practices 615  

Structural pathway – recommended modules


Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6046Structural Principles615MG5032
MG5107
 
MG6007Structural Steel and Timber615MG6046
 
MG6008Structural Concrete615MG6046 
MG7004Design of Structures715MG6007
MG6008
 

Water and Water Waste pathway – recommended modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
MG6109Water and Waste Engineering615 MG5008
MG6011Hydrology and Erosion Management 615  
MG6110Water and Waste Treatment615  
MG7005Urban Drainage Systems715MG6109 

Geotechnical pPathway – recommended modules

Module codeModule nameLevel CreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG6012Geotechnical Engineering A615MG5009 
MG6045Geotechnical Engineering B615MG6012 
MG6013Engineering Geology615MG5107MG5009
MG7045Geotechnical Engineering C715MG6045 

Roading/Transportation pathway – recommended modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
MG6014Highway Design and Maintenance615MG5012 
MG6015Traffic Engineering615MG5012MG5004
MG7007Urban Transport Planning
715MG5012 

Environmental pathway – recommended modules

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG5113Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering515  
MG6116Sensitive Environment615  
MG7008Sustainable Resource Utilisation 715  
MG7109Resource and Environmental Management 715  

Common electives

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MG7025Project Management715MG6103 
MG7026Risk Management715MG6103 
MG5090Heritage, Culture and Sustainability in Engineering 515  
MG6048Special Topic615  
MG7047Special Topic715  
MG6190Mathematics 2515MG5004 

Option

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DFNZ701Design Factory730  

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

Graduate profiles

Shaun Hennessey

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

“As a site engineer with Fletcher Construction, I worked as part of an alliance made up of several companies that are constructing the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway. My role was within the utilities team which allowed me to work across the whole project with every team and do something new every day.

In my final year of the degree, my then-employer contacted my tutor and asked for CVs to be sent in. Within a week I had an interview, and within a month I was at work. My course at Wintec was the key to me being able to hit the ground running in work life. Wintec has tutors who have real life experience in the industry and understand what we as students need to be successful. You can see a difference in what we’re taught compared to other institutions, because Wintec teaches you using the real tools and software that we use in the industry.”

Shaun Hennessey

Purpose-built engineering facility

Students learn in a purpose-built trades and engineering facility at the Rotokauri Campus. This facility provides learning opportunities that reflect industry standards and uses the latest techniques and technologies.

Industry tutors and connections

Wintec tutors are highly trained and qualified in their specialist fields. They are right up to date with what students need to know for future employment. Opportunities will be provided to students for practical experience through project work, site visits and investigations. Wintec's strong partnerships with industry leaders bring valuable resources such as guest speakers, current skills and knowledge.

Design Factory NZ

In their third year of study, students can apply to study the 30 credit Design Factory NZ module. This experience teaches a range of problem-solving methodologies, which students will apply to a real-world challenge provided by an industry partner. Students will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from engineering, business, IT, sport and exercise science, media arts, and more. 

Joining Design Factory NZ will provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in new ways, prototype solutions to complex problems, and develop their soft skills of creativity, empathy and communication - all in high-demand for the workplace of the future.

Read more about Design Factory NZ here.

Design factory NZ logo small size

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as a civil engineering technologist.

Events

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Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
  i) obtained a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, including:
    (1) Three subjects at level 3 including a minimum of 14 credits in Physics; and 
    (2) A minimum of 14 credits in Calculus; and
    (3) One other subject with a minimum of 14 credits from the list of approved subjects *; and
    (4) Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing; and
    (5) Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required).
* NZQA approved subjects
  ii) obtained the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) with a 60% or better overall grade average; or
  iii) completed at least two years relevant work experience post-graduation; or
  iv) gained admission approved by the Programme Committee/Centre Director; or
  v) completed equivalent academic qualifications which may include University Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra; equivalent Cambridge score, equivalent International Baccalaureate.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates may be required to attend an interview and may be required to produce a work-based portfolio (where appropriate).
b) Where applications exceed the number of places available, the following selection criteria may be applied:
i) academic achievement in related subject areas such as statistics, technology, and graphics;
ii) previous academic achievements;
iii) communication skills;
iv) motivation to complete the programme;
v) life or work experience in, or appropriate to, the programme;
vi) ability to participate in fieldwork aspects of the programme, where relevant.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an overall International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or better in the academic band, with a minimum of 6.0 in the written and speaking bands, and a minimum of 5.5 in the reading and listening bands; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Engineering pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting February 2020

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Ground Floor, Rotokauri Campus

Year 1 students starting July 2020

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020 - Saturday 18 July 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Ground Floor, Rotokauri Campus

What you will need

  • Laptop (Windows 7 or higher with 4G memory plus)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Headphones/earphones (for plugging in to electronic devices)
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots/shoes – Industrial steel caps
  • High vis vest

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

All BEng Tech Student

•       Laptop (Windows 7 or higher with 4G memory plus)

•       Scientific calculator

•       Headphones/earphones (for plugging in to electronic devices)

•       Safety glasses

•       Safety boots/shoes – Industrial steel caps

•       High vis vest

 

Additional information

All Engineering timetables are available via Timetable Net on the Wintec public website.   

To access this, enter the following link http://www.wintec.ac.nz/courses/Pages/timetables.aspx

 

1.      select Student Sets

2.      select Eng & Indl Design using the drop down menu

3.      select your programme from the next drop down menu –e.g. Bachelor of Eng Tech Yr1 [Civil]

4.      under period(s) select "Semester One General" to view the entire semester or alternatively select a specific week

5.      Next click the View Timetable button.

 

•       If you are using google chrome, please make sure 'Pop ups' are unblocked

•       You can scroll through the weeks using the directional arrows located at the top

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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