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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering Major

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

4 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

Study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) to prepare for a rewarding career in engineering. This degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand. It meets the Washington Accord and prepares you for Engineering New Zealand membership.

As an engineer you address the key issues we face today, like access to clean water, sustainable energy systems, waste management, recycling and environmental pressures. In our engineering degree you learn to formulate models and analyse, predict and monitor engineering systems – essential skills in professional engineering.

Through engineering projects and other practical papers you have plenty of opportunities to apply what you have learnt in class. Our strong industry partnerships with companies like Fisher & Paykel, Beca, Opus, Spark and Contact Energy help you gain valuable workplace experience as part of your study.

Through the Software Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you develop cutting-edge skills for your future engineering career.

Professional software engineers are responsible for constructing, deploying and maintaining high-quality software in a systematic, timely and disciplined manner. Software engineers must be technically proficient and work effectively in teams and with multiple stakeholders.
You learn to design, develop, test and maintain software. To prepare you for a career as a professional engineer you also develop your communication and teamwork skills.

Key features:

  • Covers a wide range of engineering skills
  • Local and international career opportunities in a variety of professional roles
  • A balance between technical and soft skills
  • Includes an industry-based project in your final year

Career opportunities:

  • Software engineer
  • Database programmer and architect
  • Software tester
  • Software development project manager
  • Embedded software designer
  • Embedded software developer
  • Mobile apps designer or developer
  • Cloud applications developer
  • Solutions architect

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent, including:

  • NCEA: At least 14 level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics
  • CIE: A level Mathematics and a minimum of AS in Physics OR A level in Physics and a minimum of AS in Mathematics
  • IB: A grade of 4 or better in Mathematics and Physics

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Chemistry, Digital Technologies, English

Guaranteed entry

Applicants will automatically be offered a place in this programme if they have a rank score of 250 or higher, along with 14 NCEA level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics or CIE A levels in Mathematics and Physics.

All other applicants who have met the admission requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; AUT Academic English with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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