Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))
- The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
- Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications. Candidates should indicate by the mid-point of their second-year studies whether they wish to add Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice (Cert(PEngPrac) or the Diploma of Engineering Management (DipEM) to their studies, or intend to continue in the BE(Hons) alone.
- The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years. If taking the DipEM concurrently, it may be possible for students to complete over the summer of their fourth year of study.
- Candidates must enrol in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science and follow an approved programme of study.
- Candidates must gain at least 480 points at 100, 200, 300, and 500 level, with at least 360 points above 100 level and at least 120 points at 500 level.
- Candidates must complete the requirements of a specified programme.
- Software Engineering
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Materials and Process Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- To complete the requirements of a specified programme, candidates must pass the papers prescribed for that programme in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
- Candidates must also satisfy the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division that they have completed a minimum of 800 hours of industrial experience relevant to their specified programme. This may be achieved within the BE(Hons), using zero-point placement papers, or by concurrent enrolment in the Cert(PEngPrac) or DipEM. Completed zero-point placements from the BE(Hons) cannot be credited towards the Cert(PEngPrac) or DipEM if a student subsequently enrols in that qualification.
- The Degree may be awarded with
- First Class Honours, or
- Second Class Honours (first division), or
- Second Class Honours (second division), or
- Third Class Honours.
- If awarded, the level of honours will be determined on the basis of the candidates’ grades in the papers in Year 3 and 4 of the Engineering programme.
- For purposes of IPENZ accreditation the total points that must be achieved for the BE(Hons) component of a conjoint qualification will normally be 480 points, however the points requirement may be reduced depending on the second degree taken for the conjoint qualifications. If reduced, candidates must gain a minimum of 405 points at 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 levels including at least 315 points above 100 level, 210 points above 200 level and 105 points above 300 level. Students considering a conjoint qualification which includes the BE(Hons) should consult with the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.
- Candidates must complete the requirements of a specified programme, as specified in sections 6 and 7.
- Candidates must also satisfy the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division that they have a completed a minimum of 800 hours of industrial experience relevant to their specified programme.
- The Degree may be awarded with a level of Honours, as specified on sections 9 and 10.
- The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
- These regulations apply to all new applicants for the BE(Hons) from 2018. Students who enrolled in the BE(Hons) prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.
Requirements for the Degree
Award of Honours
Conjoint component requirements