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
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Resource Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Materials and Processing
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism Management
Apply to enrol
|The first day of any month from February to November
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):
|$6,800 - $7,221 per year
|Estimated Fees* (International):
|$6,800 - $7,220 per year
|Area of Study:
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 this Scholarship as part of the Doctoral application to enrol. Before you submit a formal application to enrol, be sure to read the doctoral application process here By clicking the 'Next Steps' button, you will be taken to the application to enrol.
Closing Date: 30 April 2024