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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Auckland Campus


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

Studying toward the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you play a key role in the design and manufacture of electronic and computer systems for industrial and every day applications.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you become an excellent electronic and computer engineer. You will be multi-disciplinary, have excellent practical skills and be able to design, develop and manage both software and hardware projects. You will be capable of working in a team environment and solving problems from the device level to networks, communication systems and embedded systems.

Electronic systems sense what is happening in the world around us. Computer systems process this data to extract information, or to control some activity. Virtually every aspect of our lives involves electronic and computer technology.

Tablet computers, smart phones and internet banking are commonplace today. These are the obvious examples of electronics and computers in modern day life. However, most electronics and computer systems are hidden:

  • in appliances (from toasters to washing machines to refrigerators)
  • in cars
  • in traffic systems
  • in heating systems.

Electronics and computers have integrated and become all-pervasive in modern-day life, which ensures the continued relevance of this area of engineering.

Hands-on practice as you learn

The distinctive feature of the engineering course at Massey is that much of our teaching is based in the laboratory. So you’ll get real hands-on practice. There is also a strong emphasis on embedding computing & electronics technologies in every-day consumer products and the importance of the user interface.


What might your career look like?
As an electronics and computer engineering graduate you will be as much at home designing an electronic or embedded hardware system as working on a large scale distributed software application.

There are well-defined career structures within computing and electronics. These include senior specialist positions and a variety of management positions including project leader, programming manager, systems manager, or more general management.

Examples include:

  • electronic engineering sectors
  • systems management/programmer/analyst
  • all software sectors
  • information technology sectors from research and development to service.

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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