Why study Science & Engineering at Waikato?
Waikato is home to some of the most well-respected researchers in the science and engineering communities. Being part of our Science and Engineering Faculty enables you to be part of a community with the best chemistry and biology researchers in the country. Our engineering degrees are accredited by the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and our engineering staff are involved in projects that will put you at the cutting edge of engineering. Our staff and campus are uniquely placed in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand to offer a thorough grounding in all aspects of the Earth and ocean sciences.
Many study options
From qualifications with work placement components to IPENZ Professional accreditation, we lead the way.
We pride ourselves on our progressive and innovative subject range
We have a range of undergraduate and graduate papers, across a wide range of disciplines.
Gain valuable work experience with work placements that count towards your final degree. Make a name for yourself by participating in international competitions such as the World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback, in vehicles designed and built at Waikato University. There may even be opportunities to travel to the icy wonderland of Antarctica.
Some of the most innovative research in the country happens in the Waikato science & engineering labs, utilising facilities that are second to none.
A beautiful campus
Our campus is picturesque and lively, and Waikato's new Student Centre is a modern and inviting space for studying and socialising.
Small class sizes
Our classes are relatively small, meaning more opportunities to engage with your fellow classmates and to the faculty staff. At Waikato, you won't be "just a number".
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