Study Science & Engineering with us
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 Earth sciences.
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.
The University of Waikato has more scholarships per student than any other university in New Zealand. There are scholarships and grants for many student groups. Read more
At the University of Waikato, work placements (internships) are offered as part of the Bachelor of Science (Technology) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees. Cooperative education staff liaise with industry, research institutes and local government organisations to place students in work places relevant to their qualification and interests. Read more
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.
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".
At the University of Waikato, our science and engineering qualifications are recognised internationally, our standards are respected throughout the world, our global connections are wide and strong, and our student profile is diverse. Read more
The School of Science and Engineering values the input of Māori students. We encourage you to reach the highest levels in Science and Engineering. Read more
Find out more about:
- Credit for previous study
- Focusing on a specialised major
- New student admission*
- *Contact us for advice on the specific degree entry requirements.
- Potential science & engineering careers
- Student accommodation options
- See the Science & Engineering Handbooks