Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical).xml  Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Degree Full time - 3 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2015)




$6,200 - $6,700

Additional Costs

Advised before enrolment

Programme Code



February, July





Application due

Received all year


Madras Street Campus


Develop the skills and solve complex mechanical problems with this cutting edge degree, offering the choice to major in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or Manufacturing and Production.

Applying the fundamentals of maths and science with advanced critical thinking and problem solving abilities, you will learn to create and build mechanical devices of practical use in various sectors. Core and elective courses focus on basic engineering practices, sciences, computing, mathematics, communication and management.

Select your electives for subsequent years and build on your mechanical engineering major with much of our degree's third year dedicated to a significant industry based development project.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
  • a minimum of 42 credits at level 3* or higher (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 National Qualifications Framework including a minimum of 14 credits in physics; and 14 credits at level 3 in mathematics - algebra and/or calculus;


    a minimum of 8 literary credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing;


    equivalent academic qualifications (may include University B Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra equivalent Cambridge score equivalent International Baccalaureate)

*CPIT will align degree entry to the amended university entry requirements, effective 2015. For more information refer to
Alternative Requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
Additional Requirements
English Requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    • IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in speaking and writing subtests, and 5.5 in listening and reading subtests). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
      Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Career opportunities

There is a growing demand for mechanical engineering graduates to work for private companies or consultancies in diverse industry sectors including energy infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, product development, aviation and boat building, agriculture and horticulture.

On graduation you will be eligible to join IPENZ as a graduate member (GIPENZ).

Study pathways

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with a CPIT graduate diploma including the Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design.

Recommended school subjects

  • Maths
  • English
  • Physics

Application documents