Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP700504

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is for people who would like to work as a technologist in a specialist area such as Electrical Power Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electronics or Industrial Measurement and Control.

A technologist’s work includes design, installation, control, operation and maintenance of power systems, telecommunication networks, process industries and manufacturing industrial plants.

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 Electrical 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).

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

New students

We are no longer accepting new student enrolments into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic) Level 7.

You may be interested in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) which is open to new student enrolments.

Visit the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) qualification page

Existing students

If you are currently studying towards the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical & Electronic) Level 7,  you can continue to enrol in your next courses as normal from the ‘choose courses’ tab.

What you will learn

Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates should 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 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.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

Enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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