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Study Science and Engineering at Waikato and you will be learning from lecturers whose expertise and knowledge in their subjects is respected both locally and internationally. Our progressive and innovative subject range allows our graduates to meet the needs of regional industries and to contribute to the development of the national and international knowledge economy.

Animal Behaviour: Knowledge of animal behaviour is important for anyone interested in areas such as conservation biology of native birds, the control of pest species, evolutionary biology, population ecology and the efficient and humane management of farm animals.

Biochemistry: Biochemistry – the study of life in chemical terms – is one of the fastest growing areas of modern science. You'll learn about the fundamental molecules of life – proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids – seeking to understand how they interact in living organisms, both in health and disease.

Biological Sciences: As a Biological Sciences student at the University of Waikato you will benefit from our practical and innovative approach to teaching, as well as one-on-one time with world-renowned researchers.

Biotechnology: Biotechnology applies science and engineering to biological systems for developing useful products and technologies. It touches every aspect of modern life and is crucial in feeding, fuelling and healing the world, both now and for future generations.

Chemical & Biological Engineering: The Chemical and Biological Engineering programme at the University of Waikato combines the traditional discipline of chemical engineering with new and emerging specialisations in engineering to produce graduates who are better equipped to solve the world’s sustainability challenges.

Chemistry: Chemistry is fundamental to our understanding of all branches of science and for a wide range of industries. A degree in Chemistry from the University of Waikato means you'll gain an excellent grasp of Chemistry theory, supported by a strong emphasis on practical expertise.

Civil Engineering: The world needs competent and trained Civil Engineering professionals to address the increasing challenges in urban and rural facilities and infrastructure.

Earth Sciences: The demand for experts in Earth Sciences continues to grow as we look to better manage our soil, water, minerals, energy and coastal and marine resources, as well as understand natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions.

Electronic Engineering: The work of electronic engineers is essential to our social, business and industrial lives. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.

Environmental Engineering: Study Environmental Engineering at the University of Waikato for a career where you'll make a lasting impact on society by helping to protect and enhance our natural and man-made environments, while enjoying excellent job prospects.

Environmental Planning: Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We'll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.

Environmental Sciences: The pressure on our environment is increasing as the human population grows. Environmental Sciences provide a basis for understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to them.

Materials and Process Engineering: By studying Materials and Process Engineering at the University of Waikato, you will learn how to add value to raw materials used to manufacture a number of useful products, while minimising waste.

Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineering uses mechanics and energy principles to design, research, develop and manufacture tools, engines, motors and other devices.

Physics: Physics aims to understand the entire physical world, from the sub-atomic to the cosmological.

Psychology: From analysing the reasons for anger to considering the best way to train dogs, the study of Psychology allows insight into countless intriguing facets of cognitive function.

Software Engineering: When you study software engineering, you'll be learning about how to use a scientific and disciplined approach to designing and developing complex software systems. You'll also learn how to operate and maintain such systems.

Science and Technology Education: The Science and Technology Education programme is for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education.