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Engineers design the future. They provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of our modern world. From buildings and bridges, to apps and smart devices, to pharmaceuticals and renewable energy, engineering feats are everywhere.
The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is a four-year professional degree. The degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand, allowing our graduates to work as professionally qualified engineers all over the world.
Natural resources engineering takes into consideration both the impact of humans on natural systems, and vice-versa. Specialists in this field work in interdisciplinary teams and partner with communities including mana whenua to come up with creative approaches to solve the complex and large-scale challenges facing our communities, like their development, food production, and the conservation and management of our natural resources.
Natural resources engineers are:
UC is the only university in Aotearoa New Zealand that offers this programme.
How do I plan my degree?
The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours requires a minimum of 480 points:
The first year of the degree comprises nine courses (120 points), made up of six compulsory courses and three first-year courses, which vary depending on which Engineering discipline you want to specialise in. Find guidance online to structuring your first year to keep your options open if you are undecided on which discipline you wish to pursue.
The first year is followed by three years of study in one of the Engineering disciplines. Some disciplines also offer the opportunity to include a minor subject. Possible to the second year of the degree is limited and based on your performance in the first year.
All students must also complete 800 hours (approximately 100 days) of practical work placement.
Natural resources engineers are scarce in the professional workplace and there are plenty of exciting careers, including research and academic opportunities in Aotearoa New Zealand and all around the world. Recent graduates have found positions with professional engineering consultancies, local and regional councils, primary industry companies, central government departments, and Crown Research Institutes.
Students must have completed the below qualifications or equivalent:
NCEA entrance requirements - You should aim to have at least: 14 credits in Level 3 maths or calculus including both differentiation and integration; 14 credits in Level 3 physics; 14 credits in Level 3 chemistry. 18 credits are strongly recommended in all subjects.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma -You will need to have: minimum of 4 HL (or 5 SL) in maths (HL is recommended); minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in chemistry; minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in physics (HL is recommended).
Cambridge International Examination (CIE) - You will need to have: maths and physics - D grade or better at A level or A in AS level; chemistry - D grade or better at A level or A in AS level.
Alternatively the first year can be completed in more than one year (maximum of two years) with a minimum requirement of:
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements as:
Undergraduate application deadline: Semester 1 (February start) by 31 October.