Science & Engineering

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The Faculty of Science & Engineering is home to some of the most well-respected researchers in the science and engineering communities. Our researchers - your lecturers - are amongst the best in the country. Teaching and research in the Faculty is supported by first-class facilities and some of the world's most advanced laboratory equipment.

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We offer flexible programmes that produce multi-skilled, adaptable graduates who are ready for the challenges of today and have the skills to tackle the obstacles of tomorrow. As a student, your career prospects are limited only by your interests and your imagination.

School of Science

The School of Science brings together the former Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Earth sciences into a cohesive cross-disciplinary unit providing greater opportunities in teaching and research.

School of Engineering

The University of Waikato's engineering degrees will put you at the cutting edge of the engineering industry. All eligible programmes in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) have full accreditation from Engineering New Zealand.


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Engineering Design Challenge Race

1st Jun 2018 10:00am
During the first year engineering paper - ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering - teams of students design and build model boats…

Sediment transport in mangroves

18th Jun 2018 7:00pm
Trying to explain how mud and sand move into the mangroves and get trapped in these environments and relating this…

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