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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechatronics)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours programme is accredited by Engineering NZ, under the Washington Accord, allowing our graduates to work internationally.

Will you create the next life-saving device? Or the next iteration of search and rescue robot? Help companies automate their manufacturing processes? All these things are possible if you become a mechatronics engineer.

Become a problem solver

A Massey University Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechatronics) equips you with the knowledge and skills you will need to develop your own mechatronic systems. These skills will help you develop effective solutions to the problems you will face in industry.

The degree strikes a balance between a broad engineering education and practical abilities.

Access to workshop equipment

Massey University has a number of fully-equipped workshops. You will learn to use various tools during the course of your studies. For example:

  • 3-D printers
  • laser cutters
  • lathes
  • mills
  • advanced electronic instruments.

Taught by world-class experts

Mechatronics staff are personable, welcoming, and approachable. Our open-door policy means you will have ready access to world-class experts on mechatronics, robotics, automation, AI, and materials-based research.


The mechatronics major at Massey University is a practical, multi-disciplinary major. It teaches you about mechanics, electronics, software, and control. It emphasises the importance of a coherent and concurrent design process when developing a system.

Develop exciting projects while you study

Over one quarter of the Bachelor of Engineering is project-based. These projects will give you the skills to design, build, and integrate mechanical, electrical and software systems from the ground up.

Project work could include:

  • building machines for automation
  • programming
  • designing and building electrical circuits and systems.


Highly employable and good starting salaries
Engineers are in demand in New Zealand, as there is a lack of qualified engineers in this country. Many Massey graduates are employed before they even graduate.

Worldwide career opportunities
Your Massey Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) is recognised and respected worldwide, opening up job opportunities globally.

A wide range of careers
Mechatronics engineering graduates have a wide range of career options in New Zealand and overseas. They may work in areas like automotive, space, marine, manufacturing, automation and control, horticultural and agricultural-product processing, forestry, medical, health and many more. Positions include areas such as:

  • product, process, and system design engineers
  • production and operation engineers
  • electrical and electronics engineers
  • systems integration engineers
  • quality and safety engineers
  • research and development engineers
  • project supervisors
  • managers in industries and research institutes.

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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