Studying Engineering

New Zealand needs more professional engineers working in the economy. Currently, fewer than 1,000 professional engineers graduate each year.

Civil engineering student on job site

Waikato's School of Engineering have programmes that get you job ready including 8 BE(Hons) programmes, paid work placements, postgraduate degrees and a dual qualification with our world-class Waikato Management School. We also offer a range of scholarships and awards to help get you on your way.

BE(Hons) programmes

BE(Hons) programmes are your first step towards a career in engineering. Our programmes are designed to meet the demands of our modern, global society.

Postgraduate degrees

Take the next step in your engineering career.

Dual qualification in engineering and management

We have teamed up with our internationally-recognised Waikato Management School to develop a new dual qualification, comprising the BE(Hons) and Diploma in Engineering Management (DipEM), to develop the industry leaders of tomorrow.

The diploma comprises two enhanced work placements (800 hours in total), two engineering papers focused on business and the profession, and two management papers covering subjects such as leadership, strategic thinking, marketing, supply chains and more.

Read more about studying a Dual Qualification with Management