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.
Our graduates graduate with 800 hours of professional experience. Are you interested in hosting one of our students while they are undertaking their professional experience?
Learn more about work placements
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|
|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|
Industry Advisory Group 2020-2021
The Industry Advisory Board is a key body that helps ensure that the School of Engineering understands the engineering education and research needs of New Zealand. The Advisory Board provides ‘external’ advice to the Dean of Engineering regarding priorities and directions of current activities and future developments. Its members are professional engineers, engineering managers, and senior managers, with extensive experience from working in industry, academia, or government.
- Keith Gallagher - Gallagher Group
- Dr Alistair Scarfe - Robotics Plus Ltd
- Arnold Yeoman - Evonik
- Bernard Fulton - Fonterra
- Iain Brown - Stiles and Hooker
- John Sharpe - Cytonome
- Steve Raynor - Tauranga City Council
- Gerrard O-Connor - PDV Consultants