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Study Science & Engineering at Waikato

Quality staff

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.

Many study options

  • Qualifications
    From qualifications with work placement components to IPENZ Professional accreditation, we lead the way.

  • Subjects
    We pride ourselves on our progressive and innovative subject range

  • Papers
    We have a range of undergraduate and graduate papers, across a wide range of disciplines.

Exciting opportunities

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.

Excellent facilities

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.

International Students at Waikato University

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".

Work Placements at Waikato University

Find out more about:

Credit for previous study
Focusing on a specialised major
New student admission*
Potential science & engineering careers
Student accommodation options

Find out more about BSc, BSc(Tech) and BE degrees

*Contact us for advice on the specific degree entry requirements.

Contact us for an appointment to discuss your options or apply to enrol now!

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We have scholarships and grants for many student groups, including Maori students and adult students, secondary school leavers and in many subject areas.

Student Profiles

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Ashleigh Weatherall
BSc(Tech) in Animal Behaviour

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Winter 2015