Waikato's engineering degrees receive international accreditation

15 December 2023

Waikato University School of Engineering

The University of Waikato has received international accreditation, either full or provisional, for all eight of its Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programmes by Engineering New Zealand on behalf of international accreditation body, The Washington Accord.

Professor Mike Duke, Dean of the School of Engineering, says the accreditation underscores the quality of the education that students can expect to receive and the calibre of graduates that the industry can expect to see.

"We are thrilled with the outcomes of the accreditation process. It reflects our ongoing dedication to providing students with world-class engineering education that prepares them for success on the global stage."

The Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering programmes have received accreditation for the first time. Dr Megan Boston, Programme Leader for Civil Engineering says:

“Achieving full accreditation is a testament to the expertise of our academic staff and commitment to delivering exceptional education in civil engineering."

Dr Graeme Glasgow, Programme Leader for Environmental Engineering, said the programme “features industry placements to prepare students for the workplace. These opportunities provide training across this important field of study across water treatment, solid waste management and sustainable energy systems to address national and international challenges.”

Two newly established degrees, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, have been provisionally accredited. This is the first stage in the process and will be eligible for full accreditation in 2025.

Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Software Engineering and Materials and Processing Engineering programmes retained their accreditation status.

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