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Our Graduates and Students

Kirsten Nel

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Kirsten Nel, Lead Engineer at Gallagher was impressed by the hands-on element of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.


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.


Nick Wotton

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"I was one NCEA credit short in physics so I enrolled in the Jump Start programme and took the General Physics and Mathematics for Engineers paper in four weeks over summer. Jump Start was a good refresher for everything I’d forgotten from school. I’d highly recommend the programme to students who need extra credit or just want to get a head start on their studies. It gave me a confidence boost and an idea of what to expect from uni."


Julio Marquez

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"I liked the sense of community I found in Hamilton compared to other places, and loved the layout of the University of Waikato with the lakes and all the green spaces, as well as the amazing facilities like the library and computer rooms."


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.


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.


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.


Dharna Sofat

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"Civil engineering is something I have always wanted to do since I was a child. I have worked hard to get here and I am glad that Waikato is giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream."


Lana Kong

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"Whether it's students or staff, the people around you are the ones who motivate you, support you and help you grow and make sure you take every opportunity you can to learn more and do more. The opportunities that I've had since then at Waikato have far exceeded my expectations and have really helped shape my university experience."


Rhys Compton

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"My masters focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence application in health and biotechnology. There is so much room to make our health systems more efficient for patients and doctors, and machine learning and AI will be at the core of this."


Nicc Moeono

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Nicc completed his engineering studies at Waikato and now works as a graduate engineer in renewable energy for Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation (EPC).


Ashleigh Dick

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"As an environmental engineer, I believe we need to look more holistically at society, through the lens of poverty and education, to truly affect change for the environment."


Erin Sims

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"It’s cool being able to do both sides of engineering. I really like spending time on the computer designing, but then also doing the hands-on side."


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.”


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.


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.”


Scott Harvey

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
"The highlight of my study so far is definitely the people I've met. I have had endless opportunities everywhere to develop and learn outside the classroom (If you're willing to seek them out and take them!)"


Larissa Kopf

Master of Engineering Practice
"I chose Waikato over other options in New Zealand because of the smaller classes and the lecturers are really accessible. I also heard about the first year engineering design challenge and liked how practical it sounded."


Rahul Jangali

PhD
"The reality is that our farmers cannot find people to harvest and thin apples, and we need these robots more than ever."