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.
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
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 programme||Accredited since/from|
|Chemical and Biological Engineering||2011|
|Civil Engineering (provisional)||2020|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering (previously Electronic Engineering)||2022|
|Environmental Engineering (anticipated provisional)||2021|
|Materials and Process Engineering||2002|
|Mechatronics Engineering (anticipated provisional)||2022|