Faculty of Engineering


Exemptions to practical work

The practical work component of your BE(Hons) gives you hands-on experience in the industrial workplace, and measures your ability to complete a formal written engineering report.  Only in exceptional circumstances will an exemption be considered.

You must complete 800 hours of practical work as part of the BE(Hons) programme, and submit reports about your work. You will undertake your practical work during the summer break at the end of Parts II and III.

The following examples give the requirements of the practical work component in specific circumstances.

 

Direct entry into Part II

There are no exemptions given if you have transferred directly into Part II of the BE(Hons), even if you are transferring from a BSc degree.

 

Direct entry into Part III from another tertiary provider

If you are transferring from another tertiary institution directly to Part III of the BE(Hons) programme, you must complete 400 hours of practical work (including a minimum of 200 hours sub-professional work) as specified by your department.

You must also submit a full and appropriate report based on the work.

 

Direct entry into Part III with NZCE or equivalent

If you are transferring into Part III of the BE(Hons) programme from the NZCE (or equivalent), you must submit a practical work report/s which covers at least 400 hours of the work you completed during or after your study for the NZCE. These hours should include a minimum of 200 hours sub-professional work experience.

You must also provide evidence of the work you undertook.

 

Substantial work experience before entering the BE(Hons)

If you have substantial industry experience before entering the BE(Hons) programme, you may be exempt from completing the full 800 hours of practical work. Your industry experience will be accessed by your department to determine its suitability as a substitute for the practical work component.

You need to provide evidence of the work that you have completed.