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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Engineering and Innovation Management)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • A prescribed programme of 4 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Engineering with a more commercial outlook

Learn the skills to successfully take your engineering skills into the commercial world.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours parent structure.

What is it like?

Industry needs talent led innovation engineers who have a well-developed ability to integrate their technical engineering skills with their enterprise skills to commercialise technical products/processes.

This degree will teach you how to draw on specialised technical engineering knowledge and give you experience in management, finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing and project management. This will see you well placed to provide leadership to take companies to the next competitive level.

What will differentiate you from others?

Together with a sound technical base (either from a chemical, electronic or mechatronic basis) you will learn how to draw on your specialised engineering knowledge in the methods of engineering analysis and design and have:

  • A strong ability to effectively manage projects within a commercial environment; utilising your enhanced communicative and facilitating skills, to get the most from finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing and suppliers.
  • A core capability to take new products to market
  • A strong grasp of the technical challenges companies face, yet with an understanding of what these means in the global commercial world

Work around the world

The BE (Hons) programme has been accredited by Engineering NZ as a professional engineering degree under the Washington Accord. This is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.

Signatories are from Australia, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, and Peru. This means you can practice as an engineer in these countries using your Massey University BE (Hons) qualification.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, agriculture, technology, computer science, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study compared to the national median. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates.

Preparing for study

If you do not have the required subjects Massey University offers various engineering preparatory pathways which will bring you up to the necessary standard. Talk to us to find out more.

A good fit if you:

  • Have a passion for turning ideas into reality
  • Would like to gain not just engineering skills, but the knowledge of how to turn products into commercial successes
  • Like to be a creative problem-solver and lead product design and development projects
Afnan Kayed
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Engineering and Innovation Management) with a minor in Mechatronics
Graduated in 2018
GovTech Talent Graduate - Ministry of Business, Innovation, & Employment

“Engineering is a blend of all my strengths and passions – it involves maths, physics, research and problem-solving, but also creativity, innovation and the chance to improve the lives of many…”

Throughout my time at Massey, each day was filled with challenges and growth. I learnt so much, not just academically, but also about myself too. In particular how to think critically and innovatively, to work in a team and communicate effectively, as well as how to manage pressure and overcome obstacles.

I chose to study engineering at Massey as it had such a good reputation and I wasn’t disappointed. This course sets you up for any career you desire and makes sure you will be job ready.

In my current role as a GovTech Talent Graduate at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, I am helping with the digital transformation of the public sector. I get to rotate among different agencies and roles to find what path I want to pursue. I have already looked into project management, user experience design and chatbot development to name a few and I find it incredibly rewarding doing work that will benefit all New Zealanders as I continue to learn and grow.


The manufacturing industry needs you!

“Engineering graduates with a mix of engineering, innovation and business skills will be critical to the success of the manufacturing firms employing them. Manufacturers tell us they like to employ people with a mix of practical as well as theoretical knowledge.

The most successful manufacturers are offering services to their customers so ‘soft skills’ matter too. This major looks like it ticks a lot of those boxes”.

Catherine Beard, Executive Director, Manufacturing NZ

What type of companies employ these graduates?

Typically you would work in any industry that designs and manufactures products. Companies that could:

  • Have fewer than 20 employees and generally find it difficult to employ just engineering specialists (i.e. mechanical, electronics, etc.) and need a specialist who has the technical expertise and commercial acumen
  • Be a larger company that has a significant pool of internal engineering specialists that need complementary management and commercial capability to direct and integrate small to medium projects
  • Be looking for a strong technical yet entrepreneurial injection into their business

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