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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978* (International students: Please click here for fee information)
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton​

If you want the skills and knowledge for a career in mechanical engineering, then this programme is right for you.

As a mechanical engineering technologist, you'll design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. So you could spend your day determining the requirements of the production manager, carrying out feasibility studies, researching the use of energy sources, machinery and materials, using CAD software to model plans or preparing drawings of machines or machine parts.

Six of the largest Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand have consulted with industry leaders to create this up-to-date, industry-relevant programme. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

If you are in employment, the project can be tailored to your workplace.​

Programme Content


First Year
On this course you'll study mechanical engineering theory and then put learning into practice through project work. In your first year you'll study six standard engineering courses plus two courses specific to your major, mechanical engineering

Second Year
In your second year of study you will study mechanical production, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, the strength of different materials and product design

Third Year
The third year involves a major project linked to industry; you will continue with specialist subjects to provide an in-depth knowledge of the operation and design requirements of various mechanical infrastructures

Core modules for all Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Civil or Mechanical) students:

  • Engineering Computing
  • Engineering Communication
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Design and Drawing
  • Professional Engineering Development
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Development Project

Purpose-Built Engineering Facility

Students will learn in a new, 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 you need to know for future employment. They'll give you opportunities 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.

Wintec Grads in Demand

With Wintec's strong ties to industry, you'll be highly sought after as a graduate of this degree.

Entry Criteria

To enter this programme you will need:

  • A minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from one or two additional domains on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework including a minimum of 14 credits in Physics and 14 credits in Mathematics (Algebra and/or Calculus); and
  • A minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; or
  • The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) with a 60% or better overall grade average or have completed at least two years relevant work experience post-graduation; or
  • Admission approved by the programme committee/head of school/centre director; or
  • Equivalent academic qualifications.

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 module, 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.

If you do not meet standard admission requirements, but are over 20 years old and can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success, a special admission may be granted to you. ​

Download the full programme regulations:

Secondary School Students

If you're still at secondary school and think the world of engineering might be right for you, our free one and two-day taster programmes could help you decide. To find out about your options for experiencing engineering first hand with our STAR programme, or talk to your careers advisor.

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