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Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Electrical Engineering Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) - Rotokauri Campus Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) - Rotokauri Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 30000

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36 months


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Program Overview

As an electrical engineering technologist, a workday could involve being busy specifying, designing, or supervising the construction of systems and equipment that produce, distribute or use electricity, calculating costs and materials needed, bidding for contracts, overseeing electricity system tests and writing reports or even instruction manuals.

Electrical engineering includes the specialist area of mechatronics, which merges the two disciplines of mechanical engineering and power engineering for in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of power automated systems.

This programme is for those who want a career in engineering. Students will learn theory and hands-on practical skills using modern technology in our engineering labs. If students are in employment, the project module can be tailored to their workplace.

What you will learn

Year 1- In the first year, students will study core engineering modules and an electrical engineering module. There are three pathways to choose from when it comes to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical):

  • Power engineering - Waikato is a major contributor to the electricity supply grid producing about 50% of New Zealand's energy needs. Millions of dollars are spent annually upgrading the electrical infrastructure in the Waikato. This investment requires a highly qualified and skilled workforce that graduates of the Bachelor can be part of. Power engineering graduates will be competent at analysing, solving, managing and taking responsibility for broadly-defined electrical and power engineering problems and activities. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the operation and protection of power systems; an understanding of the design requirements for power systems; in-depth knowledge of the operation and performance of electrical machines; and knowledge of the fundamental components of power electronic systems.
  • Mechatronics - Mechatronics merges the two disciplines of mechanical engineering and electronics. It also includes aspects of computing, robotics and automation. This pathway is much in demand by manufacturers because of its combination of all these different disciplines. 

Year 2 - In the second year, students will study modules entirely specific to the electrical engineering major. This could be in the design, operation and protection of power systems, machinery, or electronics.
Year 3 - In the final year, students will put all the skills and processes they've learned into completing a practical, industry-based project. If already in employment, students can tailor the project to suit their workplace.

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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 10 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Jul 2024


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent

    6 IELTS Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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