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 Engineering New Zealand (formerly 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
Papers available within this subject
|Code||Paper Title||Occurrence / Location|
|CHEMY102||Chemical Reactivity||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Secondary School - Unistart)|
|A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.|
|ENGEN103||Engineering Computing||18A (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.|
|ENGEN110||Engineering Mechanics||18B (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.|
|ENGEN112||Materials Science and Engineering||18B (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...|
|ENGEN170||Engineering and Society||18B (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.|
|ENGEN180||Foundations of Engineering||18A (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.|
|ENGEN183||Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers||18A (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.|
|ENGEN184||Calculus for Engineers||18A (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.|
|Code||Paper Title||Occurrence / Location|
|ENGCB223||Fluid Mechanics||18B (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.|
|ENGCB224||Heat and Mass Transfer||18B (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.|
|ENGCB280||Process Engineering Design 1||18B (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.|
|ENGEN201||Engineering Mathematics 2||18B (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.|
|ENGEN270||Engineering Professional Practice 1||18A (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.|
|ENGEN271||Industry Placement 1||18C (Hamilton)|
|First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.|
|ENGME221||Engineering Thermodynamics||18A (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.|
|ENGMP211||Materials 1||18A (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.|
|ENGMP213||Mechanics of Materials 1||18A (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.|
|Code||Paper Title||Occurrence / Location|
|ENGG372||Engineering Work Placement 2||18C (Hamilton)|
|The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.|
|ENGG379||Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience||18A (Hamilton)|
|Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.|
|ENGG386||Engineering Modelling||18A (Hamilton)|
|Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.|
|ENMP301||Special Topics in Technology||18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)|
|An independent theoretical, literature or experimental investigation of a technological topic, supervised by a member of staff.|
|ENMP311||Materials 2||18B (Hamilton)|
|This paper advances knowledge presented in ENMP211 on structure, property, processing relationships fundamental to materials science and engineering. This paper includes microstructure modification, new materials and applications.|
|ENMP313||Mechanics of Materials 2||18A (Hamilton)|
|The scientific principles and relationships underlying mechanics and performance of materials. This paper covers stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, deflections and angle of twist, stress in bending fatigue and materials testing.|
|ENMP321||Process Engineering and Design||18B (Hamilton)|
|Advanced design and process technology for chemical, mineral, biological products and food processing. The principles of chemical and biological engineering, including designing production systems, process simulation, process economics, equipment design and separation technology.|
|ENMP323||Transport Processes and Unit Operations||18A (Hamilton)|
|Application of heat and mass transport processes to common industrial equipment analysis, design and operation.|
Students must take the following papers and a further 10 points at 200 level or above.
|Code||Paper Title||Occurrence / Location|
|ENGG381||Engineering Statistics||18A (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.|
|ENGG492||Honours Research and Management Project||18A (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.|
|ENMP411||Advanced Materials Engineering||18A (Hamilton)|
|An advanced study of the relationships between processing and microstructure of engineering materials. Sub-topics include solidification, ceramic processing, joining and repairs of composite materials and powder metallurgy.|
|ENMP422||Advanced Process Simulation and Control||18A (Hamilton)|
|Process dynamics, simulation and control and modern control systems, including open and closed loop, linear and non-linear systems, PID control, stability and tuning. It includes process simulation with commercial software packages.|
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 350 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