Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
OP700503Closed to new enrolments
Our Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a major in Mechanical Engineering is for people with an aptitude for mathematics and science interested in developing new products and processes, designing new machines and devices, and developing better manufacturing methods and systems.
Study type Trimester
Cost$18,355 NZ Domestic
Not including any course materials or external exam fees.
Closed to new students
This qualification is closed to new students. Check our Engineering subject page to see what other qualifications we offer:
If you were already enrolled in this qualification up to and including Trimester 3 2015 (which is when the qualification was closed to enrolments from students new to the programme), you can continue to enrol in your next courses as normal from the ‘Choose courses’ tab.
To be awarded OP700503 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering) you must complete all of the courses including practice units and academic requirements of this qualification by the end of Trimester 3, 2023.
If you need advice about completing this degree, or help with a study plan, please contact us.
About this qualification
This qualification will give you a range of career opportunities in areas such as:
- manufacturing and fabrication
- energy systems
- the armed forces or consultancy work.
It will also give you the knowledge and skills to be admitted as engineering technologists with the Engineering New Zealand.
To offer this Bachelor of Engineering Technology in New Zealand, the Open Polytechnic uses course materials under a licence agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (Australia).
What you will learn
This qualification will give you a core of basic analytical and communication skills common to all branches of engineering. You will then undertake in-depth study in mechanical engineering.
When you complete this qualification you will be able to:
- understand and apply knowledge of engineering fundamentals and the basic sciences, including computing and mathematics, relevant to their discipline
- use a systems approach to understand and improve engineering outcomes
- develop engineering designs
- adapt, apply and implement technologies relevant to their field
- schedule, manage and complete engineering projects
- communicate effectively in English in a variety of modes with members of the engineering team, allied professionals and the community at large
- make sound decisions based on open-mindedness, objectivity and reasoned analysis
- function effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- apply problem-solving techniques including problem identification, formulation and solution, initiative, innovation and creativity
- investigate and report on situations or the behaviour of a system, using standard techniques appropriate for their discipline
- manage work efficiently and effectively under time and resource constraints
- adapt to changing circumstances and master new knowledge, technologies, and techniques
- learn independently and understand the need to undertake lifelong learning
- gather and effectively use information from the range of sources relevant to their field
- understand and operate effectively within the cultural environments in which engineering technologists practice in local, national and global contexts
- practise in a professional manner informed by a knowledge and acceptance of the economic, ethical, legal, professional and workplace responsibilities of an engineering technologist
- understand and accept the social, cultural and environmental responsibilities of an engineering technologist.
Practice units and residential programmes
The practice units will help you specific competencies associated with your major study. These competencies range from specific practical and communication skills through to generic competencies including:
- ethical and social responsibility
- awareness of the environment
Practice units contain activities that will enable you gain the practical, professional and generic competencies appropriate to your field of study.
After enrolling in a practice unit you will receive an information package from USQ covering all aspects of your Australian voyage. A practice unit will normally consist of a one-week residential school, which will be held on the Toowoomba Campus of the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.
All costs associated with practice units will be at your expense.