|Degree||Full time - 3 years, part time available||
Annual Fees(indicative 2015)
Domestic$6,200 - $6,700
Additional CostsAdvised before enrolment
Application dueReceived 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.
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.
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.
NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of :
- 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)
Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact CPIT for requirements.
* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects-for-university-entrance/
- 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.
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
Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
- 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.
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 .
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).
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
Electrical and Electronic Principles 1
Engineering Design and Drawing
Strength of Materials
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Applied Computational Modelling
Engineering Management Principles
Engineering Mathematics 2
Manufacturing Processes and Production
Mechanical Design 1
Mechanics of Machines
Product Design Engineering
Project Management Principles
Quality and Reliability
Strength of Materials 2
Engineering Development Project
Fluids Power and Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Design 2
Professional Engineering Practice
Vibration and Seismic Design for Mechanical Plant