PhD - Engineering as a subject
Engineering as a subject is only available for the qualifications listed on this page. For a list of programmes available for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, please go to BE(Hons).
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.
Engineering professionals are solving the world's problems and leading the way in innovation by improving infrastructure, building smarter technologies and finding alternative energy sources.
- Applied Linguistics
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Resource Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Management and Sustainability
- Management Communication
- Marketing and Communication
- Materials and Processing
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Enterprise
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism Management
Apply to enrol
|Start Dates:||The first day of any month from February to November|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||$6,415 - $6,878 per year|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$32,577-$42,841 per year *New international students may be eligible for domestic fees|
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New Zealand resident International PhD students pay the domestic fee.
*Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
Papers available within Engineering
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.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Engineering students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship Accepting applications
It is only possible to apply for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship as part of the application to enrol process. That is why the 'Apply Now' button on the Scholarships page takes you to the University's application to enrol page. When applying to enrol in a PhD, DHSc, DMA, EdD, or SJD, prospective students will be able to indicate that they wish to also be considered for a UoW Doctoral Scholarship.
Closing Date: 31 May 2022
Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Masters Study Award Not currently accepting applications
To assist women students who are New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, who at the time of the application are enrolled full- or part-time in a masters thesis worth at least 90 points.
Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Merit Award for Doctoral Study Not currently accepting applications
To assist women students who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, and who have been accepted by the Postgraduate Studies Committee of the University of Waikato for confirmed, full-time enrolment for a doctoral degree after April 2020.
Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Dame Jocelyn Fish Award Not currently accepting applications
To assist women students who have been New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents for at least 2 years, and are enrolled full-time in the second year or above of a first degree, majoring in a non-traditional field for women (e.g. computer science, engineering).