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The Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a major in Mechanical Engineering is for people with an aptitude for mathematics and science who are interested in developing new products and processes, designing new machines and devices, and developing better manufacturing methods and systems.
There is a range of career opportunities in both the private and public sectors which include manufacturing and fabrication, processing, transport, energy systems, computers, the armed forces or consultancy work.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills to be admitted as engineering technologists with the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand.
The courses provide a core of basic analytical and communication skills common to all branches of engineering and then students to undertake in-depth study in Mechanical Engineering.
The degree can be studied on a part-time basis by studying one or two courses per trimester. If you wish to study full-time you must have seek approval from the Programme Leader of the degree.
To offer the Bachelor of Engineering Technology by distance in New Zealand the Open Polytechnic utilises course materials under a licence agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (Australia).
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
We are no longer accepting new student enrolments into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) Level 7.
You may be interested in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) which is open to new student enrolments.
If you are currently studying towards the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) Level 7, you can continue to enrol in your next courses as normal from the ‘choose courses’ tab.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates should be able to:
The practice units are to enable you to acquire 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 and teamwork. Practice units contain activities that will enable you to acquire 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.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.