At the University of Waikato you will have the opportunity to explore the key, over-lapping disciplines of materials engineering and process engineering.
Materials engineers make critical decisions in selecting and developing the best materials for a particular purpose. As a materials engineer you could work on a number of diverse projects, including understanding the properties and uses of wood and steel, designing and constructing new filters for sewage treatment, and providing new materials for the energy industry.
Process engineers make critical decisions in the processes and utilities required to manufacture a product. As a process engineer you could work on converting trees into paper and fibre board, iron sand into steel, effluent into drinkable water and producing solar panels for electricity generation.
An important part of the Materials and Process Engineering programme at the University of Waikato is supported work placements into relevant industries. This gives you the opportunity for paid work experience while exploring first-hand the field of Materials and Process 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. There is also a focus on developing well-honed communication skills that are such a vital part of the profession.
At Waikato the Materials and Process 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.
Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research, such as 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software.
- Energy Efficiency Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
- Materials Engineer (plastics, composites, metallurgy)
- Process Design Engineer
- Products/process Development Engineer
Study Materials and Process Engineering in any of these qualifications
|Chemical Reactivity||CHEMY102||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Computing||ENGEN103||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Mechanics||ENGEN110||15.0 Points|
|Materials Science and Engineering||ENGEN112||15.0 Points|
|Engineering and Society||ENGEN170||15.0 Points|
|Foundations of Engineering||ENGEN180||15.0 Points|
|Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers||ENGEN183||15.0 Points|
|Calculus for Engineers||ENGEN184||15.0 Points|
|Fluid Mechanics||ENGCB223||15.0 Points|
|Heat and Mass Transfer||ENGCB224||15.0 Points|
|Process Engineering Design 1||ENGCB280||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Mathematics 2||ENGEN201||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Professional Practice 1||ENGEN270||15.0 Points|
|Industry Placement 1||ENGEN271||0.0 Points|
|Engineering Thermodynamics||ENGME221||15.0 Points|
|Materials 1||ENGMP211||15.0 Points|
|Mechanics of Materials 1||ENGMP213||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Work Placement 2||ENGG372||0.0 Points|
|Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience||ENGG379||0.0 Points|
|Materials 2||ENMP311||20.0 Points|
|Mechanics of Materials 2||ENMP313||20.0 Points|
|Process Engineering and Design||ENMP321||20.0 Points|
|Transport Processes and Unit Operations||ENMP323||20.0 Points|
Students must take the following papers and a further 10 points at 200 level or above.
Work placements are a major feature of the Materials and Process 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: 2017-05-31 23:59:00
For students who are enrolled in the final year or have completed a Bachelors degree in Science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics and are eligible to enrol in a masters degree at a New Zealand University. Up to three scholarships of $30,000 will be available each year + tuition fees.Closing Date: 2016-08-08 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 (120 pts) 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: 2017-08-31 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