Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
  2. Admission

  3. 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.
  4. Requirements for the Degree

  5. 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.
  6. Candidates must enrol in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences or the School of Engineering and follow an approved programme of study.
  7. 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.
  8. Candidates must complete the requirements of a specified programme.
    1. School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences specified programme
          Software Engineering
    2. School of Engineering specified programmes
        Chemical and Biological Engineering
        Civil Engineering
        Electrical and Electronic Engineering
        Environmental Engineering
        Materials and Process Engineering
        Mechanical Engineering
        Mechatronics Engineering
  9. 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.
  10. Candidates must also satisfy the Dean of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and the Dean of Science and Engineering 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.
  11. Award of Honours

  12. The Degree may be awarded with
    1. First Class Honours, or
    2. Second Class Honours (first division), or
    3. Second Class Honours (second division), or
    4. Third Class Honours.
  13. 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.
  14. Variations

  15. The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
  16. Transitional Arrangements

  17. 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.