Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7)

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) is a three-year nationally standardised engineering degree, offered in New Zealand as a pathway into engineering, construction and related manufacturing industries.

Students learn from passionate, qualified tutors with diverse and relevant industry experience and form skills using practical learning situations to understand and apply engineering science knowledge.

Students develop the capability to analyse and implement solutions applying their learning in real-life, practical situations, including taking part in a year-long industry project where they gain valuable real-world experience.

Students can choose to major in Civil or Mechanical engineering.

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

This programme is internationally benchmarked and recognised under the well-respected International Sydney Accord, which opens up opportunities to working both in New Zealand and internationally.

Students studying the Bachelor of Engineering Technology can apply for the Ara Ake or GNS Scholarships - find out more via our scholarships page.

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University Study Pathway

Study the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7) in Taranaki and pathway into Bachelor of Engineering (Victoria University of Wellington) with majors in 

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Text books

You can find a list of textbooks needed for this programme here

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.

Changes for 2023 learners

On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.

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