Breadcrumbs

Engineering First-Year

In your first-year, you learn about the foundations of professional engineering and experience a little taste of what each engineering discipline contributes to solving complex challenges that matter to people.

Study planners for first-year

The first-year in engineering has many papers in common across all the programmes. The guide below will help you know which papers to take as part of your engineering first-year depending on your initial programme selection.

A-Trimester

The first trimester is common to all engineering programmes, except Software Engineering, This means you can reassess your BE(Hons) programme selection after A trimester and change if you want to.

Papers are worth 15 points.  This structure applies to study starting in 2021.

  • Compulsory

View the Software Engineering programme

B-Trimester

The second trimester has two common papers across all engineering programmes and two papers specific to your programme. You can change your specified programme after B trimester to another programme that follow the same set of 100 level papers.

Civil, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Papers are worth 15 points.  This structure applies to study starting in 2021.

  • Stream
  • Compulsory

Chemical & Biological and Environmental Engineering

Papers are worth 15 points.  This structure applies to study starting in 2021.

  • Stream
  • Compulsory

Stream Elective Paper

Choose 15 points from the following:

  • CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity
  • BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Materials & Process Engineering

Papers are worth 15 points.  This structure applies to study starting in 2021.

  • Stream
  • Compulsory

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Papers are worth 15 points. This structure applies to study starting in 2021.

  • Stream
  • Compulsory

Looking forward to your first-year

A common highlight for our first-year students is the boat design-challenge in ENGEN180. This challenge pits first-year teams against one another in a race to collect and remove rubbish from Oranga Lake at the university.

The one-day event is always a blast and is open to the public, so you can invite your family and friends to watch and enjoy.


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