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School of Engineering


There is a global demand for Waikato's School of Engineering graduates as the nation and the world experiences a lack of suitably qualified engineers.

Our eligible engineering programmes are fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ), indicating they meet the internationally benchmarked standards for professional engineering specified by the Washington Accord. Our graduates have been exposed to a broad range of engineering-related principles throughout their undergraduate degree, while our ME and PhD graduates have developed world-class research skills in their specialist areas.

The following are some of the possible positions/employers Waikato's School of Engineering graduates can hope for - or have already achieved. For useful information on engineering careers in general visit Futureintech.

Career Opportunities

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cheese Production Supervisor
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Computer-aided Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Food and Drink Technologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Engineer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Medical Sciences Technician
  • Patent Attorney
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Theoretical Physics Researcher

Potential Employers

  • ABB
  • BBC Technologies
  • Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper
  • DairyNZ
  • Fonterra
  • Food and Dairy Industries
  • Instrument Supplies
  • Industrial Technology Systems (ITS) Ltd
  • Manufacturers
  • New Zealand Steel
  • Private Research Companies
  • Styrotech
  • Universities and Polytechnics