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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


Become part of a community that plays a role in improving our future – blend theory and practice to contribute to an increasingly technologically advanced, sustainable world.

This four-year programme, comprising a blend of theoretical and practical work, ensures that you’re career-ready upon graduation. You’ll pursue one of the nine specialisations available at our country’s leading Engineering faculty.

We are known also for our passionate, active community. With dedicated support services and student networks to help you with personal or academic issues, we’ll provide you with all the resources necessary for success.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering involves the design of equipment and systems that provide essential services such as power, communications and electronics.

Subject overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a well-established discipline that involves communications and control technology, the development and exploitation of electric power systems, the design and implementation of complex signal processing devices on computer platforms, robotics design, the application of modern instrumentation, and high-power electronics. Offered by our Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, this discipline is vital in ensuring the reliability and sustainability of upcoming generations of electricity transmission, industrial automation, communication infrastructure and electric vehicles.

Many students pursue this specialisation for its adaptability – the fundamental theories it provides lead to broad applications. Our faculty is also proud to be home to research leaders in many areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, including green and renewable energy, and wireless power transfer, which may someday lead to our ability to charge vehicles on-the-go in some cities.

Where can Electrical and Electronic Engineering take you?

Graduates of this field tend to be recognised as a best bet for future-proofing as the technological world embraces rapid advancement in digital and processing systems. Not many engineering disciplines change as rapidly as Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This opens up possibilities for graduates to envision the types of technological challenges they will pursue – we see them in a wide range of industries, either following traditional pathways as electrical engineers, or seizing new opportunities in robotics, communications, information systems and processing plants.

Jobs related to this programme


Consultant engineer

Hardware and software developer

Project manager

Quantity surveyor

Research and design engineer

Systems engineer

Further study options

Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering Studies

Master of Disaster Management

Master of Energy

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Secondary school qualifications

You need to have one of the following:

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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