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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering)

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

Play a key role in making the technology that is a key part of our lives

Studying toward the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you play a key role in the design and manufacture of the technology that is a key part of our world.

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

What is it like?

The Massey University Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you become an excellent electronic and computer engineer. You will be multi-disciplinary, have excellent practical skills and be able to design, develop and manage both software and hardware projects. You will be capable of working in a team environment to solve problems from the device level to networks, communication systems and embedded systems.

Electronic systems sense what is happening in the world around us, and computer systems process this data to extract information, or to control some activity. Virtually every aspect of our lives involves electronic and computer technology. Electronic systems sense what is happening in the world around us, and computer systems process this data to extract information, or to control some activity.

Tablet computers, smart phones and internet banking are commonplace today - the obvious examples of electronics and computers in modern day life. However, most electronics and computer systems are hidden: in appliances from toasters to washing machines to refrigerators; in cars; in traffic systems; in heating systems. These are just a few examples of how electronics and computers have integrated and become all pervasive in modern day life, ensuring the continued relevance of this area of engineering.

Internationally recognised

The BE(Hons) programme has accreditation by Engineering NZ as a professional engineering degree under the Washington Accord.

Hands-on practice as you learn

The distinctive feature of the engineering course at Massey is that much of our teaching is based in the laboratory where you get real hands-on practice. There is also a strong emphasis on embedding computing & electronics technologies in every-day consumer products and the importance of the user interface.


Massey engineering graduates are sought-after by employers for their ability to be valuable employees from Day One.

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.

Prepare yourself

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:

  • Are fascinated by how things are designed and programmed as well as how they work;
  • Are interested in electronics, computers and communications;
  • Want to learn how to design and implement modern electronics chips and systems.
Daniel Konings
Bachelor of Engineering
Graduated in 2015
Massey PhD student

“The Massey Engineering program is challenging but extremely rewarding. The diverse nature of the subjects promotes critical thinking and teamwork within a technical environment which are crucial skills as you move into the workforce...”

This was useful when I joined Glidepath as a Software Engineer. This role involved developing software for airports all around the world. The learning strategies that Massey taught me allowed me to quickly get up to speed with the required technical competencies.

I decided to come to Massey for my Bachelor of Engineering because I liked the idea of smaller class sizes and lecturer engagement. By second year my lecturers knew me by name and were happy for me to pop by any time with queries, as long as I had tried to solve the problem myself first. This open-door policy helped me excel at university and contributed to me being able to pass my degree with 1st class honours.

This openness also allowed me to build a professional relationship and understand the supervision style I would receive from staff members should I progress to postgraduate study. I also had the opportunity to contribute to teaching activities (as a tutor, laboratory coordinator, assistant lecturer etc), assist with the preparation of grant applications, and help run academic conferences. This enabled me to gain skills that are essential to leading an academic career.


What might your career look like?

As an electronics and computer engineering graduate you will be as much at home designing an electronic or embedded hardware system as working on a large scale distributed software application. 

There are well-defined career structures within computing and electronics, leading to senior specialist positions and a variety of management positions including project leader, programming manager, systems manager, or more general management.

Examples include:

  • Electronic engineering sectors
  • Systems management/programmer/analyst
  • All software sectors
  • Information technology sectors from research and development to service

Sought after by employers

You will gain a broad range of skills and practice as well as strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Massey graduates are sought-after by employers for their ability to be valuable employees from Day One.

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