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Engineering professionals are solving the world's problems and leading the way in innovation by improving infrastructure, building smarter technologies and finding alternative energy sources.

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Engineering as a subject is only available for the qualifications listed on this page. For a list of programmes available for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, please go to BE(Hons).

New Zealand needs more professional engineers working in the economy.  Currently, fewer than 1,000 professional engineers graduate each year. Countries with similar populations to New Zealand have more than double that number of engineering graduates.

As a trained engineer, you will be in-demand and essential for New Zealand’s growth in technology-related enterprises.  Our close links with New Zealand industry ensures you will be work-ready and able to apply your engineering skills and scientific knowledge to solve real-world, industrial and societal problems.

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Faculty:

100 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGEN100General Physics and Maths for Engineers18S (Hamilton)
A review of core topics in maths and physics that underpin study in engineering. Topics include kinematics, mechanics, electric circuits, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, basic algebra and basic calculus.
ENGEN103Engineering Computing18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering.
ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics18A (Hamilton)
Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering18B (Hamilton)
Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
ENGEN170Engineering and Society18B (Hamilton)
Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability.
ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering18A (Hamilton)
Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
ENGEN183Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications.
ENGEN184Calculus for Engineers18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.

200 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and ducts, flow over bodies, and compressible flow.
ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 118B (Hamilton)
This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
ENGCV212Structural Engineering 118A (Hamilton)
Analysis of statically determinant structual systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, couplings, trusses and frames; plus introduction to design of simple structural elements.
ENGCV223Water Engineering 118B (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscocity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and channels and intoduction to hydrology and fluvial processes.
ENGCV231Geotechnical Engineering 118A (Hamilton)
Basic principles and concepts governing the behaviour of soils and rocks, including phase relationships, permeability and seepage, soil strength, compressibility, slope stability analysis, consolidation and settlement.
ENGCV241Highways and Transportation18B (Hamilton)
Introduces the basic theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering, and traffic engineering and transportation planning.
ENGCV251Construction 118A (Hamilton)
Engineering properties, performance and constraints of common construction materials including timber, steel, concrete polymers and composites. Materials selection and application to contruction methods.
ENGCV280Civil Design Challenge 118B (Hamilton)
Civil design principles are applied to an open-ended design challenge. Design standards and calculations for simple civil structures are introduced, along with engineering drawings, and construction and testing of simple structures.
ENGEE211Electromagnetics18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context.
ENGEE231Circuit Theory18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback.
ENGEE232Analog Electronics18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the characteristics of diodes and BJTs, CE, CC, CB, Darlington and cascode configurations, push-pull amplifiers and operating class, power supply and oscillator circuits. To an assumed understanding of feedback, operational amplification, and complex impedance, the ideas of dynamic resistance and small-signal anal...
ENGEE233Digital Systems18A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction.
ENGEE280Electronics Design18B (Hamilton)
This course is an introduction to the design process in electronic engineering. The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) as a tool is reinforced using practical exercises.
ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 218B (Hamilton)
Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series.
ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 118A (Hamilton)
Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
ENGME251Dynamics and Vibration18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the principles and application of dynamics and vibration.
ENGME280Design and Manufacturing 118B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of engineering design and manufacture.
ENGMP211Materials 118A (Hamilton)
This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 118A (Hamilton)
Stress and failure analysis of statically determinant and material systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, twisting in circular shafts and couplings.

300 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGG301Special Topic in Engineering18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical, literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic, supervised by a member of staff.
ENGG302Engineering for Technology18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers engineering fundamentals and the design process and the relationship of engineering to technology. It includes a design-build-test experience and links to pedagogical teaching processes.
ENGG381Engineering Statistics18A (Hamilton)
Aimed specifically at Engineering students, this paper covers statistical models, experimentation for quality design and control, process measurement and improvement, statistical process control and capability, and reliability.
ENGG386Engineering Modelling18A (Hamilton)
Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
ENME323Thermofluids18A (Hamilton)
The fundamental concepts and laws of fluids mechanics and heat transfer in steady and transient systems.

400 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGG401Control Theory and Image Processing18A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with PID feedback control of linear systems using classical as well as state space methods. It also deals with signal processing with special attention to image processing. It is highly computer and project based.
ENGG492Honours Research and Management Project18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
An engineering research and development project, including design philosophy, market requirements, specifications, design and analysis, component and materials selection, prototype development, documentation, quality and failure analysis, standards and codes, IP protection, and project planning and management.

Prescriptions for the GradCert(Eng) and GradDip(Eng)

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma is available to graduates who have not included Engineering at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
ENGG501Control Theory and Image Processing18A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with PID feedback control of linear systems using classical as well as state space methods. It also deals with signal processing with special attention to image processing. It is highly computer and project based.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Eng), PGDip(Eng) and ME

To complete an ME, students must complete the equivalent of 120 points at 500 level, including either ENGG593 or ENGG594.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGG593Engineering Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGG594Engineering Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENME540Finite Element Analysis and Applications18A (Hamilton)
This paper explains the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to solve engineering problems using a commercial software package.
ENMP502Special Topics in Engineering 118A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP503Special Topics in Engineering 218A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP504Special Topics in Engineering 318B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP505Special Topics in Engineering 418B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP513Advanced Material Properties and Performance18A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP514Advanced Materials Processing18A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP515CAD/CAM for Engineering18A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP516Materials Characterisation18B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP542Design for Energy and the Environment18C (Hamilton)
This interdisciplinary paper focuses on the important aspects of science and technology related to new and existing energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered reflect the trend of current development in energy technology.
ENMP543Environmental Technology Water and Wastewater 118A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP544Environmental Technology Water and Wastewater 218B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP561Bioprocessing 118A (Hamilton)
Theory of protein purification and selected large-scale bioprocesses.
ENMP562Bioprocessing 2This paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
ENMP563Food Technology 118A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP564Food Technology 218B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP568Engineering Applied Practice 118B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP569Engineering Applied Practice 218A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP585Industrial Technology and Innovation 118A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP586Industrial Technology and Innovation 218B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENMP590Directed Study18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGG800Engineering MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGG900Engineering PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Science and Engineering Masters Fees Awards  Closed

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.

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship  Open

When students apply to enrol in a PhD, DMA, EdD or SJD they will be asked to indicate whether they wish to be considered for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship on the Application to Enrol form. Applications will be considered in three rounds a year (1 March, 1 July and 1 November).
Closing Date: 01 Jul 2018

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Masters Study Award  Closed

For female students who are New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, who at the time of the application are enrolled full- or part-time in a masters thesis worth at least 90 points. The scholarship will have a value of $2,000.

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Merit Award for Doctoral Study  Closed

For females who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, and who have been accepted by the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the University of Waikato for confirmed enrolment fulltime for a doctoral degree. The scholarship has a value of $3,000 a year for up to 3 years.

Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Dame Jocelyn Fish Award  Closed

For female students who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, and are enrolled full-time in the second year or above of a first degree, majoring in a non-traditional field for women (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics, The value of the award is $1,000 and is tenable for the course of the degree up to a maximum of three years.

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Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
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