Faculty of Engineering


Detailed enrolment information for students pursuing a BE(Hons) degree.


Enrolment for the BE(Hons)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) consists of 480 points, usually divided into four 120-point parts. You can read more about the degree structure here.

To successfully graduate with a BE(Hons), you must complete each of the core courses for your specialisation with a sufficient GPA. If you fail a course, you must repeat that course in the next available semester.

You should complete each Part of the degree chronologically; ergo, you will not normally be permitted to enrol in Part II unless Part I has been completed, enrol in Part III unless Part II has been completed, or enrol in Part IV unless Part III has been completed.


Returning students

Refer to this page if you are a student returning to the Faculty of Engineering in Part II, III or IV.


Part I

Part I, your first year of study, is a common year – all students take the same courses and will be exposed to the nine specialisations we offer. It is comprised of:

At the end of Part I you will select your specialisation, and concentrate on this specialisation over the next three years of the BE(Hons). Click here for a schedule of Part I courses and course descriptions.

Enrol in your courses through Student Services OnlineDo this as soon as possible; classes fill up quickly. If you don't complete your enrolment by the prescribed deadline, your place in the programme may be withdrawn. Please also enrol in the tutorial and lab streams associated with your courses where available.


Part II

You will be asked to choose your engineering specialisation at the end of Part I via an online form. Places for each specialisation are limited. Failure to submit the online application by the prescribed deadline may mean that you miss out on your first preference. 

You will be notified via email of your allocated specialisation. The specialisation allocation may be conditional upon successful completion of Summer School courses. 

While planning your Part II schedule, you should consult the University Calendar or your specialisation's degree schedule in the Undergraduate Handbook. Take note of the course requirements and elective options.


Workshop Practice (ENGGEN299)

All Part II students are required to attend an approved Workshop Practice course before they enrol in Part III. If you think you may be eligible for an exemption, you should contact us at foe-enquiries@auckland.ac.nz. Click here for more details on Workshop Practice.


Conjoint students

If you are undertaking a BE(Hons) conjoint programme, we recommend that you have discussions with course advisers from both faculties, as well as consult your programme requirements in Student Services Online. Your normal course load should be 135 points over two semesters.

If you do not have the necessary course pre-requisites or have a timetable clash, you will need to apply for an enrolment concession (you will be prompted to apply when enrolling online). Faculty staff will process your application and enrol you in the requested courses where appropriate.


Direct entry to Part II

Once you have accepted your offer of place, enrol in your courses for the year via Student Services Online. Students given direct entry in Semester Two will need to discuss their enrolment with the appropriate department. Refer to the Undergraduate Handbook for a list of specialisation degree schedules.


ENGGEN 199 and ENGGEN 204

  • You must enrol in ENGGEN 199 in Semester One
  • You will not be able to enrol in ENGGEN 204 unless you have completed ENGGEN 199
  • You will not be able to proceed to Part III until both requirements above have been completed
  • You must still complete ENGGEN 199 regardless of:
    • Whether you are a native speaker of English or not
    • Whatever other credit you may have been awarded for Part I

Out of schedule electives

If you wish to enrol in an elective course that is not listed as an option in the schedule for your specialisation, is outside of your department, or is from another faculty, the course must be assessed for relevancy and approved.

You are required to apply for an enrolment concession to gain approval from the departmental course adviser. If the course is not approved but you proceed with enrolment anyway, it is possible that the course will not be counted towards your degree.



If you need help or further information at any point throughout the enrolment process, you may:

Tips and other essentials:
  • Make sure you check your fees statement to ensure you are enrolled in all your courses.
  • Before you enrol, you can use the Student Services Online Timetable Planner to avoid any clashes.
  • Be aware of all enrolment deadlines for the year. This link also includes deadlines for making course changes.
  • Go to this page to learn how to enrol in a course.
  • Note that room allocations are subject to change even during the first two weeks of semester.