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School of Engineering

Engineering at Waikato University

The University of Waikato's engineering degrees here in New Zealand 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 the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), making our New Zealand engineering qualifications professionally recognised in 18 countries and regions, including Australia, the UK and the USA.

This is reflected in the programmes offered:

The professional application of engineering and design skills, including the requirements of professional practice mean you will be prepared for engineering roles, and able to create, design and realise sophisticated engineering technologies. Our Waikato engineering papers combine high-end design skills with the ability to develop, run and manage engineering companies whatever their size, allowing you to develop your own potential. The University of Waikato's Cooperative Education Unit arranges and oversees the industrial work placement component of your Waikato engineering degree, which will ensure the quality of your engineering work placement.

We also offer a wide range of PhD projects covered by the research interests of our academic staff.


Find possible career opportunities in engineering and physics.


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News and Events

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Our People

Meet staff and students from the School of Engineering.

Our Research

Discover the areas of research in the School of Engineering.

Waikato's Formula SAE Team

Find out more about the Waikato School of Engineering's Formula SAE Team.

Explore Engineering with Us

Bachelor of Engineering(Honours) student, Elizabeth Geddes will show you why she chose Waikato and why you should too. Start your tour in the School of Engineering's Large Scale Lab, check out the autonomous biped robot in the electronics workshop and head down to the University's Village Green where students meet to hang out. You'll enjoy all this and more with former Whangarei Girls' High School student Elizabeth as your guide.