Jump Start Your Journey
We recognise that new students come with diverse backgrounds in knowledge, confidence, and experience, especially those who may not yet meet the Physics and Maths entry requirements. Jump Start is designed to be the perfect primer, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the engineering programme of your choice.
What is Engineering Jump Start?
Engineering Jump Start is a four-week in-person preparation paper offered at our Hamilton campus from 22 January to 16 February 2024 for prospective BE(Hons) students. The relaxed teaching environment of Jump Start combines elements of both high school and university approaches.
General information about Jump Start
Who can benefit from Jump Start?
All prospective BE(Hons) students can benefit from Jump Start. The course covers entry-level physics and maths (similar to NCEA Level 3) and is essential for those who may not meet the direct entry requirements of the BE(Hons) or have been away from studies for some time. Additionally, it eases the transition to university life and provides an opportunity to foster new friendships.
Learn about eligibility for Jump Start
What papers should I take?
The Engineering Jump Start paper, ENGEN100 General Physics and Mathematics for Engineers, will help prepare you for first-year but does not count towards the degree. You can guarantee entry to the BE(Hons) by achieving University Entrance and a B- grade or higher in this paper.
Entry into BE(Hons)
How much does it cost?
For new students who qualify, the Fees Free programme can cover the cost of Jump Start (tuition fees and course costs) in addition to the first year of university studies.
Refer to the official website www.feesfree.govt.nz to see if you qualify and for official information.
Fees-free for new students