Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Conjoint programmes

Conjoint programmes enable you to complete a BE(Hons) and another degree faster than if you were to complete them separately. They can be an excellent choice if you know that the other degree component will be beneficial in your proposed career, or if you are a capable student with skills in various areas.

Quick facts
Full-time 5 years (6 years with LLB)
Points for BE(Hons)
405 points
Points for other degree 270 points (390 for LLB)
Conjoint combinations
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA/BE(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - BCom/BE(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws - BE(Hons)/LLB
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - BE(Hons)/LLB(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Property - BE(Hons)/BProp
  • Bachelor of Science BE(Hons)/BSc (with approved science major)
Courses View the course schedules
Further information

Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Prospectus

Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Handbook

Help and advice

Engineering Student Centre

Undergraduate advisers


A conjoint degree enables you to complete a BE(Hons) and another degree concurrently, with a reduction in the total points required for each degree component.

Most BE(Hons) conjoint programmes can be completed in five years. They generally consist of engineering courses totalling 405 points and 270 points from the other degree courses. An exception is the BE(Hons)/LLB (the LLB component requires 390 points).

The workload for a conjoint programme is higher than that of a single degree (usually 135 points per year, compared with 120 points per year for a single degree). The BE(Hons) programme alone is considered to have a high workload so conjoint students must be prepared for an even higher workload. Because of this, there is a higher entry requirement for BE(Hons) conjoint programmes. In addition, you must maintain at least a B- average (GPA of 4.0) across all courses for the duration of your conjoint degree.


Planning a conjoint programme

Planning a conjoint degree can be complex. You are advised to select your BE(Hons) courses first and then fill your points with courses from your other degree, as the latter usually provides more timetable flexibility. It is recommended that each year you discuss your courses with advisers from both faculties, as well as consulting your programme requirements in Student Services Online.

In general, the BE(Hons) component of a conjoint programme consists of 405 points, ie, 75 points less than the full BE(Hons). This reduction in points is accounted for by:

  • Replacing the combined 30 points of ENGSCI 111 and ENGGEN 121 with a single 15-point course, ENGGEN 150.
  • Not including the 15-point General Education course in the Engineering component of the conjoint degree.
  • Omitting 30 points from Part II or III of the BE(Hons) component that are essentially covered by a course with similar content in the other component of the conjoint degree.
  • Omitting 15 points from Part IV electives.

Information on the requirements of your other degree component can be found in the University of Auckland Calendar or relevant faculty handbook. To meet the requirements of your engineering specialisation, please refer to the conjoint degree planners below.