Why study Engineering at Waikato?

Professional engineering at Waikato is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets, but we don't want to keep it that way. Here are the key reasons why you should study engineering with us.

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Choose from a full range of accredited BE(Hons) programmes

We offer world-class Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, BE(Hons), programmes in the pillar engineering disciplines as well as critical emerging areas. Our programmes are proudly supported by local industry and accredited by Engineering New Zealand.

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Study where jobs exist in a fast growing region

Situated in Central North Island's vibrant industrial hub, we provide students with 800 hours of paid placements, often resulting in permanent job offers. Our committed Work Integrated Learning team ensures consistent support throughout.

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Gain a business edge

At Waikato, you can attain a dual qualification - BE(Hons) and Diploma in Engineering Management - in just four years. Unique in NZ, it blends technical prowess with vital management skills, propelling graduates into industry leadership.

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Jump Start your way into first-year Engineering

Our Engineering Jump Start program includes two Summer papers in foundation physics and math. We encourage all prospective students to join Jump Start, especially those who need a refresher or might fall short of the BE(Hons) entry requirements.

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Earn scholarships and awards

We offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist you in covering your fees for the first year and support you in your subsequent years of study. Our standards-based awards reward excellence with no cap on the number of recipients.

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Be part of a world-class Engineering Design Show

Engage in design projects yearly throughout your degree. In October each year, you will present your innovative designs to potential employers in what can only be described as one of the best undergraduate design shows in the Southern Hemisphere.


Learn from leading innovators, engineers and professors

Our faculty comprises Engineering NZ Fellows, Members, and innovative researchers. With diverse academic backgrounds from top global universities, we mentor students to excel and lead in engineering.


Start the BE(Hons) before locking in your engineering programme

At Waikato, you can decide on your engineering program after completing your first-trimester of studies. This means you have a chance to explore various engineering fundamentals, aiding informed degree and career decisions.


Start your studies in Tauranga

Start your studies in Tauranga for smaller classes and limited spots. Tauranga locals can save on student loans, while Hamilton residents can experience independence. The award-winning Tauranga campus boasts new engineering labs right in the city center.

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.