Engineering First-year

In your first-year, you learn about the foundations of professional engineering and see what each engineering discipline contributes to solving complex challenges that matter to people.

Te Kura Mata-Ao School of Engineering

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Looking forward to your first-year

A common highlight for our first-year students is the boat design-challenge in ENGEN180. This challenge pits first-year teams against one another in a race to collect and remove rubbish from Oranga Lake at the university.

First year papers

Jump Start (February)

Joining the Engineering Jump Start programme helps you prepare to succeed in your first-year of engineering. Jump Start is optional for students that meet the BE(Hons) entry requirement for their specified programme.

These are the papers to take as part of your first-year, depending on your initial programme selection.

H Trimester

A-Trimester (March - June)

The first trimester of study comprises four 15-point papers that are common to all engineering programmes, except Software Engineering. This means you have the option to reassess your BE(Hons) programme selection after A trimester.

B-Trimester (July - November)

The second trimester has two common papers across all engineering programmes and two papers specific to your programme. You can change your specified programme after B trimester to another programme that follow the same set of 100 level papers.

Frequently asked questions

Contact the School of Engineering

Te Kura Mata-Ao | School of Engineering

The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand.
School Office: Room E.2.07, E Block, Gate 8, Hillcrest Rd, Hamilton.