Engineering (2021)

Engineering involves designing and creating processes, materials and devices. General Engineering papers are taken as part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) degree at 100, 200, 300 and 500 levels.

The BE(Hons) is available in: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Software Engineering.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(Eng) and GradDip(Eng)

    A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma is available to graduates who have not included Engineering at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Eng), PGDip(Eng) and ME

    To complete an ME, students must complete the equivalent of 120 points at 500 level, including either ENGEN593 or ENGEN594.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN100Engineering Math and Modelling Fundamentals15.021H (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    A review of core topics in engineering maths and numerical modelling that underpin study in professional engineering. Topics include university entry-level algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, numerical computation and modelling.
    ENGEN101Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications.
    ENGEN102Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton)
    A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers.
    ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton)
    Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas.
    ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (Hamilton)
    Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
    PHYSC100General Physics for Engineers15.021A (Hamilton), 21H (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an introduction to the core ideas in physics. Topics covered include kinematics, mechanics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces and fields, electric circuits, optics, modern physics and relativity, taught in a problem solving context.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics15.021B (Hamilton)
    Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes, ducts and channels, and external flow over objects.
    ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
    ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 115.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
    ENGCV212Structural Engineering 115.021A (Hamilton)
    Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ...
    ENGCV223Water Engineering 115.021B (Hamilton)
    Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and channels and introduction to hydrology.
    ENGCV231Geotechnical Engineering 115.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers basic concepts and principles governing the mechanical behaviour of soils, rocks and slopes, including the effective stress concept, shear strength of soils, and stability concepts. Field and laboratory work provide opportunity to learn practical skills and apply the knowledge gained.
    ENGCV241Highways and Surveying15.021B (Hamilton)
    Introduces the principles and techniques of land surveying and the basic theories and design techniques in highway and pavement engineering.
    ENGCV251Construction 115.021A (Hamilton)
    An understanding of the properties, limitations, and selection of materials used in construction is fundamental for a practising civil engineer. This paper covers in more detail the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of common building materials such as timber, steel, ceramics, polymers, and composites. The paper also co...
    ENGCV280Civil Design Challenge 115.021B (Hamilton)
    Civil design principles are applied to an open-ended design challenge. Design standards and calculations for timber structures are introduced, along with engineering drawings, construction and testing of structures.
    ENGEE211Electromagnetics and Machines15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context.
    ENGEE231Electrical Circuits15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback.
    ENGEE233Digital Electronics and Microprocessors15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction.
    ENGEE281Design of Smart Systems15.021B (Hamilton)
    The paper will involve a number of design case studies and design project, involving smart homes and buildings, smart manufacturing and agriculture, smart grids, and smart transportation.
    ENGEN201Engineering Maths and Modelling 215.021A (Hamilton)
    Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them.
    ENGEN270Engineering and Business15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business...
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 10.021X (Hamilton)
    First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGEN272Engineering Work Placement 130.021X (Hamilton)
    First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
    ENGME251Dynamics and Vibration15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers dynamics of rigid bodies and fundamentals of vibration. Topics in rigid body dynamics are planar kinematics, mass moment of inertia, and planar kinetics including force, acceleration, work, energy, impulse and momentum. Vibration topics include single, two, multi-degree of freedom vibration systems and forced vibr...
    ENGME280Design and Manufacturing 115.021B (Hamilton)
    The paper focuses on the principles of fundamental manufacturing processes and engineering design methods. Practical aspects of selected major manufacturing processes via workshop and practical sessions give students the opportunities to build up their practical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge to solving practical prob...
    ENGMP211Materials 115.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
    ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 115.021A (Hamilton)
    Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN301Engineering Maths and Modelling 315.021A (Hamilton)
    Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering.
    ENGEN370Engineering and the Environment15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 20.021X (Hamilton)
    Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year.
    ENGEN372Engineering Work Placement 230.021X (Hamilton)
    Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGEN390Special Topics in Engineering 115.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN391Special Topics in Engineering 215.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project60.021X (Hamilton)
    This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
    ENGEN570Engineering and the Profession15.021D (Hamilton)
    The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication.
    ENGEN581Honours Research Project30.021D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN582Honours Research and Development Project45.021D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
    This is the final year Honours, research and design "capstone" project.
    ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 315.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN584Special Topics in Engineering 415.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN585Special Topics in Engineering 515.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN586Special Topics in Engineering 615.021X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN587Directed Study 130.021X (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ENGEN588Directed Study 230.021X (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ENGEN593Engineering Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENGEN594Engineering Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENGME555Advanced Control in Mechatronics15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches students the advanced application of control in mechatronics. This paper covers theory of microcontrollers, state space, basic programming for obstacle avoidance, path planning and navigation of mobile robots.
    ENGME585Industrial Technology and Innovation 115.021A (Hamilton)
    ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
    ENGME586Industrial Technology and Innovation 215.021B (Hamilton)
    ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
    ENGMP516Materials Characterisation15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the basic theory and use of advanced analytical techniques used in materials characterization using optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential thermal analysis (DTA).
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN800Engineering MPhil Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN900Engineering PhD Thesis120.021I (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X2 (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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