School of Engineering

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At Waikato, we guide our students to become innovative professional engineers, who blend maths, science, design and business thinking, to solve the challenges that matter to people.

Choose from eight programmes

At Waikato, we offer eight engineering programmes including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering.  These qualifications are internationally accredited and recognised around the world. The first trimester of the BE(Hons) is common to most programmes, so you have time to get a little taste of each discipline before locking in your programme choice.

What is professional engineering
Why study engineering at Waikato
BE(Hons) and postgraduate programmes

Innovation is in our DNA

The annual Waikato Engineering Design Show celebrates the fine achievements of our undergraduate professional engineering students. The event is open to the public and a great opportunity to see some cutting-edge tech in action and meet some of our up and coming engineering talent doing what they do best - innovating to solve real-life problems.

Join us at WaikatoEDS, 17-18 October

Jump start your engineering journey

If you're passionate about becoming a professional engineer but do not quite meet the BE(Hons) entry requirements or want a refresh of NCEA Level 3 maths and physics, join us for the Engineering Jump Start programme from late January through February each year, at the Hamilton Campus to give yourself the best chance to succeed in first year engineering.

Engineering Jump Start
General information about Jump Start
Registration information

Add a business edge

Industry needs leaders with more than just superb engineering skills to disrupt the status quo. Unique to Waikato, students can concurrently study the Diploma in Engineering Management along side the BE(Hons) to gain the engineering nous and business acumen needed to accelerate their careers and open doors to top-management positions in industry.



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Washington Accord - international engineering alliance recognised