Engineering Technology

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Technology

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental technical concepts needed to understand the design and engineering of electronic, mechatronic, networked and software systems. Experience is gained in basic engineering practice, with assembly and testing of basic hardware, software and networked systems, and construction of a personal computer.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should have:
    1. Gained an understanding of fundamental principles underlying Engineering, especially electronic, mechatronic, networked and software systems (BE graduate attributes 3(a)).
    2. Gained experience in working within a team, including breaking up and allocating tasks, managing a team, and working with other people to achieve a defined task (BE graduate attributes 2(a), 2(b) and 3(d)).
    3. Practiced communication through explaining what they have done in coursework and reasons for it with their peers and others (BE graduate attribute 2(b)).
    4. Developed an understanding of the role of engineers and their responsibility to society (BE graduate attribute 1(a)).
    5. Demonstrated creative and critical thinking through the design, implementation and testing of systems to solve real-world problems (BE graduate 3(b)).

    Assignmetns 1-5 25% (5% each)
    Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (Group) 25%
    Terms Test 1 20%
    Terms Test 2 20%
    Tutorial Participation 10%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.