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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Science and Engineering or the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for at least four years.
2.   Candidates must gain at least 480 points with a maximum of 120 points at Level 1 and including 60 points from ENGG482 for the BE or 60 points from ENGG492 for the BE(Hons). The remaining 300 points are made up of Level 2, 3, or 4 papers as prescribed in the handbook for the Bachelor of Engineering for one of the specified programmes listed in section 3 of these regulations.
3.   The specified programmes are:
      Biochemical Engineering
      Electronic Engineering
      Engineering Science1
      Materials and Process Engineering
      Mechanical Engineering
      Software Engineering
4.   Candidates must also satisfy the Dean of Science and Engineering and the Dean of Computing and Mathematical Sciences that they have each completed a minimum of 800 hours of industrial experience relevant to their specified programme.
5.   The Dean of Science and Engineering and the Dean of Computing and Mathematical Sciences may waive one year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree for candidates who have achieved exceptionally high grades in approved subjects in the New Zealand University Entrance, Bursary and Scholarships examinations or in other examinations considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.2
6.   Candidates who have completed the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science, New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (NZCE), National Diploma in Engineering (NDE) or equivalent qualification prior to enrolment for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering may apply to the Dean of Science and Engineering and the Dean of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for exemption from up to 240 points at Levels 1 and 2 towards the Bachelor of Engineering degree.
7.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Bachelors Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.
Note:
1.   There will be no new intake into the Engineering Science programme in 2006.
2.   The waiver of degree requirements is specific to the Bachelor of Engineering and would not be transferable to any other University of Waikato qualification, except the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, in cases where a student is subsequently accepted for admission into the Honours degree.

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