UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Expected Feb 2024
University of Canterbury
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.
Electrical and Electronic Engineers harness one of the core forces of the universe to enable a sustainable future of our world and effectively combat climate change. They create systems to provide efficient and clean energy solutions for homes and industry, the hardware parts that transfer information between computers, and also the smart miniature devices we now see around us.
Digital television, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, medical imaging, and space exploration have all been possible in large part because of electrical and electronic engineering innovation.
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.
UC Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates are well equipped to join the technological and information revolution, with a wide range of career options. Some these are an electronics design engineer, biomedical engineer, consulting engineer, entrepreneur, or an educator/researcher in industry, school, or university.
Now, and especially in the future, electrical and electronic engineers have the opportunity to develop innovative systems such as:
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.