Our connections with industry are unparalleled, across both the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.  We place a high value on these relationships because we know they are critical to us continuing to provide a high quality education and researching and innovating in areas that matter.

How we work with industry

We believe that solving complex challenges facing our region, nation and the world requires a tripartite relationship between the university, service providers and problem owners.

We apply this tripartite approach across everything we do, including our four world-leading research centres, working with our Industry Advisory Group and arranging work placements.

Work placements

Our graduates graduate with 800 hours of professional experience. Interested in hosting one of our students while they are undertaking their professional experience? Find out more in the link below.

Learn more about work placements
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Engineering Design Show

This world-class Engineering Design Show is the flagship event of the School of Engineering and the high-point of our degree programmes. It provides an opportunity to see firsthand how our students excel in designing, building and testing new products, structures and solutions for the real world.  Students also compete within the event for industry-sponsored prizes.

See our Engineering Design Show

Professional BE(Hons) degree accreditation

Our four-year professional BE(Hons) programmes receive accreditation from Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) through the international Washington Accord, meaning it meets the same standards at Auckland and Canterbury Universities and has global recognition.

Accredited programmeAccredited since/from
Chemical and Biological Engineering2011
Civil Engineering (provisional)2020
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (previously Electronic Engineering)2022
Environmental Engineering (anticipated provisional)2021
Materials and Process Engineering2002
Mechanical Engineering2006
Mechatronics Engineering (anticipated provisional)2022
Software Engineering2006