At Waikato, explore internationally accredited engineering degrees. Try various disciplines before deciding, ensuring an informed choice for your future.

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Now, more than ever, the world needs more creative engineers and at Waikato, that’s what we do best. We lead the way when it comes to high-tech, innovative solutions to real world problems and we work with industry every step of the way.

Eight programmes to choose from

At Waikato, we offer eight engineering degree programmes including civil engineering, mechanical engineering and mechatronics. These qualifications are internationally accredited which means they are recognised around the world.

You don’t have to decide on your preferred programme until completing your first trimester of studies, giving you time to get a little taste of each discipline so you can make an informed decision.

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Jump Start your entry into first year this January

Passionate about pursuing engineering but don’t have the necessary NCEA Level 3 credits in Calculus or Physics? We offer two papers through the Jump Start Programme starting late January designed especially for prospective engineering students.

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Ready for the next level?

Masters of Engineering is a research-focused degree designed for graduates who wish to do further research. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree.

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Gain a unique business edge

Waikato engineering students can gain a unique business edge by concurrently studying towards a Diploma in Engineering Management along side the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) all within 4 years.

This dual qualification equips graduates with enhanced business management expertise in preparation of rapid progression into management and leadership positions.

Study where the jobs are

The fast-growing Waikato and the Bay of Plenty regions make the Waikato School of Engineering the ideal place to launch your engineering career.

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) students complete 800 hours of work placement – usually paid - within their degrees, supported by our dedicated Work Integrated Learning team. Often this results in a permanent job when they finish their studies.

Learn about engineering work placements 

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Start your studies in either Hamilton or Tauranga

You can start your engineering degree in either Hamilton or Tauranga. Our Tauranga students benefit from smaller class sizes and new, state-of-the-art facilities in our award-winning building located in the heart of the Tauranga CBD.

Experience our Engineering Design Show

Held over two days in October and open to the public, our world-class Engineering Design Show is the flagship event of the Waikato School of Engineering and the high-point of our degree programmes. Pop along and see first-hand how our final-year students are excelling in designing, building and testing new products, structures and solutions for the real world. Watch this space for more details about the 2024 event.

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