Bachelor of Engineering Technology

  • 26 July 2021, November 2021 (INT ONLY)
  • Level 7
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
    Available in New Plymouth
  • TBC- Domestic Student
    $21,000 - International student (year 1)

Qualification overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) is a three-year engineering degree, offered in New Zealand as a study pathway into engineering, construction and related manufacturing industries. BEngTech students undergo a practice-based skills formation process, and the programme teaches students to understand and apply engineering science knowledge. Students will also develop the capability to analyse and implement solutions to real-life, practical situations.

BEngTech graduates meet an industry need for people who can actively apply engineering knowledge in industry, and integrate that knowledge into high level practical situations. Students achieving this qualification may also move into a higher level of study. Students can choose to major in Civil or Mechanical engineering.

The Learning Outcomes of this programme are benchmarked against the Graduate Profile and Graduate Attributes of the exemplar Sydney Accord provisions of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).


Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have:

  • University Entrance for 2020 NCEA learners: 
    Following NZQA advice University Entrance will be 12 credits in each of three NZQA approved subjects rather than the standard 14 credits.  Read more about this here
  • University Entrance via NCEA gained pre 2020: Obtained a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, including: 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).
  • Obtained the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) with a 60% or better overall grade average; or completed at least two years relevant work experience post-graduation; or gained admission approved by the Programme Committee/Centre Director; or 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 Criteria

Applicants must meet entry criteria as approved by WITT's Academic Board.

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. 

Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Career Options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology are internationally employable. They will be employed for their ability to assess, select and apply generic and specific engineering technology in their practice area, and for their ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Graduates may also find work in research and development, technical support and application, education and communication, sales, quality and general management, or roles in local authorities and government.

Further study options

Study at postgraduate level.