Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

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If you would like to do the course but you are not sure if you have the relevant experience, please contact us. We are happy to talk you through your options.

Course information

Domestic (approx.) $8,898 (this includes a student levy of $266 per year for access to student services). Please enquire for international fees. Fees may vary, please contact us for more information.
Course length
10 months full-time or 18-20 months part-time
Prior experience
7 - 10 years of professional practice experience
Start dates
01 Feb, 01 May, 01 Aug and mid November
Distance learning
Full-time 20 hours of study per week; part-time 10 hours of study per week

Are you an experienced engineer technician?

This degree will endorse and extend your knowledge and skills in your area of engineering expertise.  

As a graduate, you’ll demonstrate a deep understanding of modern technology and practice in your chosen specialty. You’ll further develop management, economics, communications, problem solving and critical thinking skills for application in the workplace.  

This degree meets national and international engineering standards. 

The Capable NZ difference

The Capable NZ process centres you and your own career – you’ll reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to go.

You will:

  • identify early experiences and influences that have shaped you, and how these relate to your working life
  • analyse your work and life experiences and skills, and evaluate your strengths and capabilities
  • identify, access and research relevant practice theories, models, tools, frameworks, and reflect on how these might inform and influence your work
  • complete in-depth case studies that critically explore and analyse key learning experiences from your work, and align these with academic research
  • undertake learning to fill any gaps in your knowledge or experience.

One key point of difference with Capable NZ study is that you complete in-depth case studies to critically analyse learning experiences from your career and consider how these meet the requirements of your chosen qualification.

Multi-year enrolments from 2023 

From 1 January 2023, Otago Polytechnic joins Te Pūkenga, a 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. All learners who start multi-year programmes of study prior to this change, continuing into 2023 and beyond, will graduate with a dual-institution qualification, representing both Otago Polytechnic and Te Pūkenga. 

Dinesh Budhthoki

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

“I liked the independence and flexibility in the unique study pattern offered by Capable NZ. I was able to get my degree while I was still working full time.”