Electronic engineers design, build and maintain many of the latest technologies that society relies on, including: Smart phones, the internet, drones, medical diagnostic equipment, efficient and safe fossil-fuel craft, electric vehicles, alternative energy, agricultural management systems, computers, smart factories, navigation aids for aircraft, human implants, electronic toys and games.
There is a global shortage of electronic engineers, and the New Zealand Government has set a priority to expand electronics education. When you graduate you will be in demand by employers looking for capable graduates with the practical experience and robust engineering and design skills you will gain at Waikato.
An important part of the Electronic Engineering programme at the University of Waikato is supported work placements into relevant industries. This gives you the opportunity for paid work experience while further exploring the field of Electronic Engineering you could choose for your career.
You'll work on major research design projects, creating products with commercial applications, which are then showcased at our annual Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show. Importantly, there is also a focus on developing well-honed communication skills that are such a vital part of the profession.
At Waikato the Electronic Engineering programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ); meaning your degree is internationally recognised and you can work just about anywhere in the world.
The electronics laboratories at the University of Waikato feature the latest equipment and are supplied with a wide selection of modern components and powerful software. Classes are run in an environment just like that found in contemporary electronics companies. Engineering students have access to the latest equipment including vector impedance and spectrum analysers, precision meters, fast oscilloscopes, semiconductor analysers, lightning and surge simulators, distortion analysers, complex signal sources, a range of special-purpose measuring equipment, a mechanical workshop and high-power computing facilities.
Build a successful career
As an electronic engineering graduate you could work in a range of exciting fields including aerospace, livestock management, renewable energy (wind, solar, geo), electronic mapping, data communications, satellite systems, vehicle companies, hospitals, and the military.
- Electronic Engineer
- Manufacturing Manager
- Mechatronic Engineer
- Product Design Engineer
- Embedded Programmer
- Research and Development
Study Electronic Engineering in any of these qualifications
Students must take the following papers and a further 15 points chosen from an elective first year Science paper (not COMP123, MATH165, MATH168 or PHYS100). 15 points at level 100 Chemistry or BIOL101 or COMP104 are recommended.
|Introduction to Computer Science 2||COMP104||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Electronics||ENEL111||15.0 Points|
|Foundations of Engineering||ENGG180||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Computing||ENGG182||15.0 Points|
|Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers||ENGG183||15.0 Points|
|Calculus for Engineers||ENGG184||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering||ENMP102||15.0 Points|
|Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1||PHYS103||15.0 Points|
|Computer Systems||COMP200||10.0 Points|
|Analog Electronics and Circuit Analysis||ENEL205||20.0 Points|
|Electronics for Digital Systems||ENEL212||10.0 Points|
|Electricity and Magnetism||ENEL284||10.0 Points|
|Quantum and Solid State Physics||ENEL285||10.0 Points|
|Preparation for the Professional Workplace||ENGG279||0.0 Points|
|Engineering Design||ENGG282||10.0 Points|
|Linear Algebra for Engineers||ENGG283||10.0 Points|
|Differential Equations for Engineers||ENGG284||10.0 Points|
|Multivariable Calculus for Engineers||ENGG285||10.0 Points|
|Engineering Applications||ENGG287||10.0 Points|
|Engineering Work Placement 1||ENGG371||0.0 Points|
|Manufacturing Technology||ENMP215||10.0 Points|
|Electromagnetic Waves||ENEL312||20.0 Points|
|Microprocessor Applications and Control||ENEL317||20.0 Points|
|Application Specific Integrated Circuits||ENEL321||20.0 Points|
|High Speed Communications||ENEL382||20.0 Points|
|Engineering Work Placement 2||ENGG372||0.0 Points|
|Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience||ENGG379||0.0 Points|
|Science and Engineering Management A||ENMP282||10.0 Points|
|Computational Mathematics||MATH257||10.0 Points|
Students take ENGG381, ENGG492, and 40 points chosen from the remaining papers listed below.
|Special Topics in Electronics||ENEL301||20.0 Points|
|Electro-optical Instrumentation||ENEL423||20.0 Points|
|Power Electronics||ENEL485||20.0 Points|
|Engineering Statistics||ENGG381||20.0 Points|
|Control Theory and Image Processing||ENGG401||20.0 Points|
|Honours Research and Management Project||ENGG492||60.0 Points|
Work placements are a major feature of the Electronic Engineering programme and you will complete 800 hours of relevant work experience during your degree.
Our Cooperative Education Unit actively seeks and oversees your industrial work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals, and monitoring the quality of your work experience. They are the leader in New Zealand for co-operative education programmes, with an average 250 students placed in industry every year.
By the time you graduate you will have the credibility of paid experience to take to your interviews.
Scholarships and prizes
For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.Closing Date: 2016-04-15 23:59:00
For students enrolled full-time in the fourth and final year of a BE(Hons) and who are currently enrolled in ENGG492. Applicants must also be completing ENGG492 in October in the year of tenure. Applications are welcome from groups enrolled in ENGG492. The Award will have a value of $5,000.Closing Date: 2016-10-01 23:59:00
For students who are enrolled full-time at any level (and including) first and honours year of relevant degree and are undertaking study in the fields of science, economics, or engineering and related fields with specific interests in energy matters. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.Closing Date: 2017-03-31 23:59:00
For students who are intending to enrol full-time in the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours) degree in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Waikato and are currently completing the final year of secondary school. The Scholarship has a value of up to $4,000Closing Date: 2016-08-31 23:59:00
For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to study part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Engineering in either a masters degree 90 or 120 point thesis or the first year of a PhD degree.Closing Date: 2016-07-18 23:59:00
For students enrolling full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.Closing Date: 2017-03-15 23:59:00