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School of Engineering

Our Students

This is a small collection of some of the current and recent students from the School of Engineering. Find out how they are getting on in their studies, or what they are getting up to upon completion of their qualifications.


Rene Engelbrecht

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
For engineering graduate Rene Engelbrecht, her first year out of university has been a busy and exciting one.


Luke Fielding

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
“As someone of Māori descent, it bothers me that so few Māori are completing qualifications in science and engineering, so if I can help change that, then I’ll be pleased.”


Elizabeth Geddes

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Elizabeth Geddes made her mark on campus, as president of the University of Waikato's Young Engineers Society.


Terry Halford

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Terry Halford “fell through the cracks” at school and left without qualifications. Today he’s an environmental engineer, having qualified with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Waikato.


Leon Henderson

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Since 2013 Leon has been a research associate at Cambridge University, working in an automotive engineering capacity on a project funded by Volvo Trucks.


Pinwei Jin

Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering (ME) student Pinwei Jin has designed and built a remote control robotic snake, which he hopes will be used in the future for rescue operations.


Aaron Low

PhD
Dr Low graduated from Waikato with a doctorate in 2012. He works at Ligar, a company based at Ruakura in Hamilton that specialises in commercial filtration to extract organic and inorganic molecules.


Victoria McCullough

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Victoria McCullough chose engineering because she wanted to study towards a career that was both academic and practical.


Kirsten Nel

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
For electronic engineering honours graduate Kirsten Nel, the University of Waikato was her first choice because of glowing reviews from current students.


Tennille Nisbet

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
“I believe I’m attending the best school of engineering in the country because the education is uniquely hands-on and the classes are a good size.”


Mahonri Owen

Master of Engineering
For engineering masters student Mahonri Owen, the drive to help others led him to undertake one of the most complex research projects – to design and create a brain-controlled electro-mechanical prosthetic hand.


Tom Petchell

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Choosing to undertake tertiary study is a big decision, and not one that engineering student Tom Petchell took lightly.


Erin Sims

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours


Ollie van Woerden

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Researching the complexities of turning bloodmeal into bioplastic, alongside top engineering academics, has been the task for materials and process engineering student Ollie van Woerden.


Timothy Walmsley

PhD
A PhD focused on increasing the energy efficiency of milk powder production has led University of Waikato engineering graduate Tim Walmsley to a full-time job with the very research group within which he worked as a PhD candidate.


Grace Waters

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Grace’s highlight of studying at the University of Waikato was the culture within the School of Engineering. “You felt like you were part of a community. The lecturers knew your name and wanted to help grow you.”