By studying Materials and Processing at the University of Waikato, you will learn how to add value to raw materials used to manufacture a number of useful products, while minimising waste. These products can be as varied as dietary formulae, foods, ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, new metal alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated boards, functional proteins, and composites.
Materials and processing skills are used in industrial and other activities where materials are undergoing chemical, biochemical or physical changes.
At Waikato you will learn about process science, which involves knowing how to prepare raw materials, how to make reactions occur, and how to separate and purify products. You will understand how to limit and treat wastes, minimise energy use, and consider sustainable processes.
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.
- Composite Engineer
- Materials Scientist
- Process Engineer
- Product Developer
Study Materials and Processing in any of these qualifications
|Foundations of Engineering||ENGG180||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering||ENMP102||15.0 Points|
|Engineering Design||ENGG282||10.0 Points|
|Materials 1||ENMP211||20.0 Points|
|Mechanics of Materials 1||ENMP213||20.0 Points|
|Manufacturing Processes||ENMP214||10.0 Points|
|Manufacturing Technology||ENMP215||10.0 Points|
|Engineering Thermodynamics||ENMP221||20.0 Points|
|Biotechnology: Food and Bioresources||ENMP222||20.0 Points|
|Environmental Technology 1||ENMP241||20.0 Points|
|Science and Engineering Management A||ENMP282||10.0 Points|
|Science and Engineering Management B||ENMP283||10.0 Points|
|Dynamics and Mechanisms||ENME351||20.0 Points|
|Machine Dynamics and Control||ENME352||20.0 Points|
|Mechanical Engineering Design||ENME380||20.0 Points|
|Special Topics in Technology||ENMP301||20.0 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|
|Engineering Microbiology||ENMP325||20.0 Points|
|Environmental Technology 2||ENMP341||20.0 Points|
|Technological Innovation and its Management||ENMP381||20.0 Points|
|Finite Element Analysis and Applications||ENME440||20.0 Points|
|Mechanics of Vibration||ENME451||10.0 Points|
|Advanced Product Development||ENME480||10.0 Points|
|Materials and Processing Elective||ENMP407||10.0 Points|
|Advanced Materials Engineering||ENMP411||10.0 Points|
|Materials Performance in Service||ENMP413||10.0 Points|
|Advanced Process Simulation and Control||ENMP422||20.0 Points|
|Biochemical Engineering||ENMP427||20.0 Points|
|Environmental Technology 3||ENMP442||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Mat&Proc) and GradDip(Mat&Proc)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Materials and Processing at an advanced level in their first degree.
Within the Graduate Diploma, a specialisation in Agricultural and Biosystems is available.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Mat&Proc), PGDip(Mat&Proc), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)
Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. ENMP581 is compulsory for the MSc(Tech). Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Chairperson. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.
To complete a BSc(Hons) in Materials and Processing, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed for Materials and Processing, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally ENMP591).
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.
|Materials and Processing MPhil Thesis||ENMP800||120.0 Points|
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.
|Materials and Processing PhD Thesis||ENMP900||120.0 Points|
Scholarships and prizes
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 qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to enrol part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Science in either a 180pt masters, the taught components of a masters degree or the research component of a masters degree. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000 per year for two years.Closing Date: 2016-07-18 23:59:00
For school leavers who are intending to enrol full-time in the first year of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science(Technology) in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and are performing well academically in their final year of secondary school. The Scholarship has a value of up to $4,000.Closing Date: 2016-08-31 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