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Programme overview

Learn to keep pace with the ever-changing technology in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. The Bachelor of Applied Technology, specialising in Electrotechnology, helps you discover what it takes to develop, engineer and service electrical and electronics equipment. Learn to use materials, tools and equipment skillfully and safely.

Highlights

  • A mix of theory and practical work to provide you with the knowledge to confidently apply your skills in a wide range of situations.
  • Industry links: thanks to our strong ties with industry sponsor, Schneider Electric, you get to hone your skills using the latest electronics software, work-bench-simulated circuits, mechatronics/electronic workbenches and Labvolt electronic computer hardware.
  • A major industry project in your final year, giving you a chance to make valuable contacts.

Qualification

Once you’ve successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification: Bachelor of Applied Technology.

Exit qualification: If you complete the first two years of the degree, you may exit the programme with a Diploma in Applied Technology (Electrotechnology).

    Admission requirements

    For this programme, you will need the following:

    1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:

    • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
    • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)
    • Your 42 credits must also include 20 credits at Level 3 in any two of the following domains: Physics, Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics and Modelling

    2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)

    3. 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau

    4. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have one or more of the following:

    • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
    • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
    • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

    Don’t have NCEA? We also accept:

    • Completion of a relevant endorsement of the Certificate in Applied Technology; OR
    • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification AND demonstrate your practical abilities by providing a small portfolio of evidence.

    For more information download the programme regulations:

    Programme Regulations

    Courses and timetables

    All courses and timetables for 2018 will be available shortly.

    CoursesCreditsAim
    Self-Employment and Managing Projects (APPT5111) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of project management, pricing, tendering and quoting, and gain an understanding of self-employment in a small-to-medium enterprise (SMEs) in the residential building industry.
    Technology Skills 1 (APTE5101) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To introduce and develop effective skills for the investigations and learning required for studies in technology.
    Technology Skills 2 (APTE5102) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop knowledge and understanding of industry structures, Treaty of Waitangi//Tiriti o Waitangi implications, small business practices, and use of industry software in selected areas of technology.
    CoursesCreditsAim
    Sustainable Technologies (APTE6103) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to investigate sustainable technology principles and integrate this knowledge within a local context.
    Technology Practice (APTE6104) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to investigate and apply systems of environmental resource management and sustainability
    CoursesCreditsAim
    Industry Investigation (APTE7105) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to investigate an area of industry and to compose and present a formal research proposal.
    Industry Project (APTE7106) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To enable the student to conduct research within the context of an industry area
    Industry Project (Sem B) (APTE7106-SB) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to conduct research within the context of an industry area
    CoursesCreditsAim
    Technology Materials (APTE5201) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an understanding of the properties, performance and applications of common materials relevant to technologies.
    Engineering Computer Aided Design (APTE5202) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop introductory knowledge and skills of Draughting and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) related to a particular technical discipline
    Electrical and Electronic Principles (APTE5601) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to gain an understanding of electromagnetic principles and their applications in circuits and amplifiers.
    Analogue Electronics (APTE5602) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to consolidate fundamental electronic knowledge through applications with amplifiers.
    Microprocessors (APTE5603) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to develop an understanding of microprocessor and microcontroller architecture and interfacing requirements
    Single Phase Installations (APTE5604) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to develop fundamental electrical knowledge of single phase installations and appliances.
    Poly Phase Installations (APTE5605) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to develop understanding of three phase circuit theory as applied to power engineering.
    Computer Programming (APTE5606) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to develop an understanding in the practice of a disciplined approach to computer programming.
    Professional Writing (COMM5542) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable students to think critically and communicate effectively for academic and business purposes in such modes as the presentation of proposals and reports, and to conduct basic research procedures. It prepares students for successful management of communication applications in the academic and business environment.
    CoursesCreditsAim
    Engineering Concept Modelling (APTE6201) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable students to use modelling and analysis techniques applicable to the areas of study.
    Technology and Society (APTE6205) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to broaden the awareness of the student to the impact of technology on the daily lives of people in society overall and suggest some approaches for dealing with compromises and decisions that occur at the interface of technology and society.
    Negotiated Studies (APTE6206) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to foster the development of the learner-practitioner who embraces life-long, personal and professional advancement.
    Steering and Suspension (APTE6507) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable students to analyse theoretical and practical aspects of steering and suspension
    Automotive Professional Practice (APTE6511) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to enable the student to discuss the operational requirements of an automotive workshop at level 6 .
    Electrical Installations and Machines (APTE6607) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to design electrical installations according to Industry standards and technical parameters.
    Electricity Generation and Transmission (APTE6608) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)To enable the student to examine complex engineering issues related to the generation and transmission of electricity.
    Sensors and Wireless Communications (APTE6609) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to enable the student to solve complex problems in electronics engineering through new technical knowledge, experiences and practices.
    Digital Electronics and Applications (APTE6610) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)The purpose of this course is to enable the student to solve complex problems in electronics engineering through new technical knowledge, experiences and practices.
    Embedded System Hardware (APTE6611) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an understanding of microcontroller hardware technology and its selection and application
    Power Electronics (APTE6613) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an understanding of the concepts and applications of power electronics including basic converter types
    Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (APTE6614) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To extend the students knowledge and programming skills for PLCs, using advanced PLC control techniques. To introduce the concepts of automation networking and network programming.
    CoursesCreditsAim
    Professional Business Management (APTE7207) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To study the strategic management of businesses in a sector, their business management models and practices.
    Power Systems (APTE7610) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide the students with an understanding of three-phase power systems with an emphasis on generation and transmission systems.
    Electrical Machine Dynamics (APTE7611) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide the students with an understanding of dc and ac electrical machine dynamics and control.
    Embedded Hardware 2 (APTE7612) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To introduce the student to structured design of embedded systems to include top-down decomposition and bottom-up course construction within a `C? based design environment. The student is also introduced to re-configurable hardware at schematic capture level as an alternative technology to the microcontroller. A mid-range microcontroller and `C? compiler are used as the tools for the implementation of a full embedded system project.
    Robotics (APTE7613) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To familiarise students with modern industrial robot concepts, applications and programming. To equip students with the necessary skills to design a system using a robot for an industrial application.
    Systems & Control (APTE7614) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide students knowledge and analytical skills in industrial control systems.
    Signal Processing (APTE7615) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To introduce students to aspects of analogue signal processing, in particular filtering. The underlying principles are detailed and relevant calculations performed.

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    Entry requirements

    Minimum requirements: 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 from a mix of subjects, 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Maths & English language requirements or relevant & equivalent qualifications, along with proof of work, also accepted.

    Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.

    Duration

    3 Years

    Tuition Fees

    Annual

    Total Qualification

    Student fees:  $6,104$18,313
    Government tuition subsidy: $11,168$33,504
    Total:$17,272$51,817

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