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Careers in Science & Engineering

For anyone about to embark on the demanding path of tertiary study, there is the need to choose a programme of study that will lead to a secure and rewarding career. There is plenty of evidence to show that science graduates have rewarding and well-paid careers. Scientists and engineers also have the satisfaction of knowing that the work they do makes a positive difference to the lives of other people all over the planet.

Waikato graduates are trained to be innovative, multi-skilled, and adaptable. Consequently, their career prospects are limited only by their interests and imagination. Our graduates are pursuing careers here and overseas in a wide range of occupations including, but not limited to, those listed below.

Our science and engineering degrees prepare graduates for much more than life in the laboratory. They are a foundation for the future, a key to a secure and rewarding career, and a first step along the pathway of lifelong learning.

Meet some of the Faculty's past students and see what they are doing now

Visit Futureintech's website to discover more about careers in science, engineering and technology.

Career Opportunities

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Behaviour Scientist
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Astronomer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Biodiversity Ranger
  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cheese Production Supervisor
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Computer-aided Engineer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Earth Scientist
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Fisheries Scientist
  • Food and Drink Technologist
  • Food Biochemist
  • Forensic Technician
  • Forestry Technician
  • Geneticist
  • Geologist
  • Geologist
  • Groundwater Scientist
  • Hazard Management
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Engineer
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Medical Sciences Technician
  • Nursery Grower
  • Patent Attorney
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Planner
  • Plant Pathologist/Physiologist
  • Pou Takawaenga
  • Project Manager
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quarantine Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Soil Scientist
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Theoretical Physics Researcher
  • Volcanologist
  • Water Laboratory Technician
  • Water Resource Management
  • Zoo Curator or Assistant
  • Zoologist

Potential Employers

  • ABB
  • Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors
  • Agricultural Research Industry
  • BBC Technologies
  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper
  • Conservation Sector
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • DairyNZ
  • Environmental Consultancy Firms
  • Fonterra
  • Food and Dairy Industries
  • Instrument Supplies
  • Industrial Technology Systems (ITS) Ltd
  • Local Bodies and Regional Councils
  • Local Body Authorities
  • Manufacturers
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Mighty River Power
  • New Zealand Steel
  • NIWA Ltd
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Private Research Companies
  • Styrotech
  • U-Parkit - Ahu Developments
  • Universities and Polytechnics
  • Zoos