Study Science & Engineering

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 eligible engineering programmes are fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (formerly 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 Engineering New Zealand 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

Work Placements

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

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.

International Students

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

Māori Students

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

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