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Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Chemical and Biological Engineering programme at the University of Waikato combines the traditional discipline of chemical engineering with new and emerging specialisations in engineering to produce graduates who are better equipped to solve the world’s sustainability challenges.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering uses process engineering, science and maths principles to transform chemical and biological materials into high value products and services, in a safe and cost-effective way.

Chemical and biological engineers are ‘think big’ professionals who work in cooperation with others to bring about the large-scale benefits of advances in chemistry, biotechnology, materials and environmental sustainability to the real world.

As a chemical or biological engineer, you could play a vital role in the creation and production of new medicines, nutritious foods, novel materials, new energy sources, better waste treatment methods and a sustainable global future.

Research into bioprocess engineering is a major part of the wider Chemical and Biological Engineering programme at the University of Waikato.  Current research being carried out by the University's bioprocess engineering research group includes fermentation of functional foods, production of high value pharmaceuticals, and bioconversion of food waste into value-added chemicals. This research work involves strong industrial collaborations across a wide range of sectors, especially in food, agriculture and energy.

An important part of the Chemical and Biological Engineering programme at the University of Waikato is supported work placements into relevant industries. This gives you the opportunity for paid work experience while exploring the field of Chemical and Biological Engineering you could choose for your career.

You'll work on major research design projects, creating products with commercial applications, which are then showcased at our annual Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show.   Importantly, there is also a focus on developing well-honed communication skills that are such a vital part of the profession.

At Waikato the Chemical and Biological Engineering programme is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ); meaning your degree is internationally recognised and you can work just about anywhere in the world.


Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research, such as distillation columns, heat transfer equipment, 3D printing, a mechanical workshop, polymer and metal processing equipment as well as computer labs with engineering design software.

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The skills you will learn are highly transferable, making you employable across a huge range of sectors from food and beverage, materials, energy and water treatment to healthcare and petrochemical.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton

Study Chemical and Biological Engineering in these qualifications

Chemical and Biological Engineering as a specialisation of

Career opportunities

  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food Processing Engineer
  • Process Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer

Year 1

Students must take the following papers: CHEMY102, ENGEN103, ENGEN112, ENGEN170, ENGEN180, ENGEN183 and ENGEN184.

Plus 15 points of electives from their chosen elective path: BIOMO101, CHEMY101, EARTH101, EARTH102, ENGEN110, ENGEN111, PHYSC101.

Year 2

Students must take the following papers: ENGCB223, ENGCB224, ENGCB280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEN271, ENGME221 and ENGMP211.

Plus 15 points of electives from their chosen elective path: BIOMO201, Any 200 level CHEMY paper, 200 level EARTH paper, or ENGMP213.

Year 3

Students must take the following papers: ENGCB321, ENGCB322, ENGCB323, ENGCB324, ENGCB380, ENGEN301, ENGEN371, ENGEV342.

Plus 15 points of electives from their chosen elective path: Any 200/300 level BIOMO paper, 200/300 level CHEMY paper, 200/300 level EARTH paper, or ENGEV341, or ENGMP311, or ENGEN390.

Year 4

Students must take the following papers: ENGCB521, ENGCB580, ENGEN570, ENGEN581.

Plus 30 points of electives (with no more than one 300 level paper): ENGEN391, ENGEV341, ENGMP311, ENGMP313, ENGCB523, ENGCB527, ENGEV541, ENGEV542, ENGMP511, ENGMP512, ENGMP513, ENGME580.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
BIOMO101Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology19B (Hamilton)
An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution.
CHEMY101Structure and Spectroscopy19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 19C (Hamilton)
A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
CHEMY102Chemical Reactivity19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Secondary School - Unistart)
A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
EARTH101Introduction to Earth System Sciences19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive...
EARTH102Discovering Planet Earth19B (Hamilton)
This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes.
ENGEN103Engineering Computing19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton)
This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering.
ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton)
Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.
ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
ENGEN170Engineering and Society19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability.
ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
ENGEN183Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications.
ENGEN184Calculus for Engineers19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19S (Hamilton) & 19S (Tauranga)
A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
BIOMO201Biochemistry19A (Hamilton)
The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental molecules of life). Students will be introduced to molecular techniques used to study these molecules and gain an appreciation of how they interact in living organisms in health and d...
BIOMO202Genetics19B (Hamilton)
This paper deals with genetics in the widest sense from the molecular and cellular to the applied and evolutionary. Both prokaryote and eukaryote genetics are discussed with respect to DNA replication, hereditary, gene expression and control, and the role of mutations at both the DNA and chromosomal levels. The paper provides a pat...
BIOMO203Microbiology19A (Hamilton)
This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu...
BIOMO204Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease19B (Hamilton)
This paper integrates basic cell physiology with organ-based physiology and histology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure-function relationships in physiological processes. Intercellular communication, tissue/organ structure and systems physiology will be discussed in the context of health and di...
CHEMY201Organic Chemistry19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings; an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry.
CHEMY202Physical Chemistry19B (Hamilton)
This course covers aspects of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and phase equilibria; chemical kinetics; conductance and electrochemistry.
CHEMY203Inorganic Chemistry19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular orbital, crystal field theories; transition metal coordination complexes.
CHEMY204Analytical Chemistry19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass-spectrometry (MS); qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures using gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
EARTH211Earth Resources and Materials19A (Hamilton)
An introduction to the nature, composition and origin of earth resources and materials. Topics covered include: minerals in society and their properties; origin of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; volcanological and sedimentary processes and the importance of earth materials as sources for resources used by society.
EARTH221Soil Science19B (Hamilton)
An introduction to the nature, formation, and classification of soils, their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological properties, and issues of soil quality, land degradation and sustainable management.
EARTH231Water Resources, Weather and Climate19A (Hamilton)
New Zealand's water resources are coming under increasing pressure for human use, while their management requires that they also provide for healthy freshwater ecosystems. This paper describes the key physical processes that influence the distribution of water in space and time from a New Zealand perspective. Topics covered include...
EARTH241Oceanography19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography
EARTH251Spatial Analysis in Geosciences19A (Hamilton)
An introduction to quantitative spatial analysis in the geosciences, including production of maps and cross-sections of geomorphology and Earth materials from field and aerial image interpretation, use of 3D models of Earth materials, and an appreciation of volumes and stresses in the Earth's crust.
ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics19B (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and ducts, flow over bodies, and compressible flow.
ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 119B (Hamilton)
This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 219B (Hamilton)
Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series.
ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 119A (Hamilton)
Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 119C (Hamilton), 19S (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton)
First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
ENGMP211Materials 119A (Hamilton)
This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 119A (Hamilton)
Stress and failure analysis of statically determinant and material systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, twisting in circular shafts and couplings.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
BIOMO301Advanced Biochemistry19B (Hamilton)
This paper builds on the principles of biochemistry introduced in BIOMO201 to examine molecular mechanisms underlying cellular communication and trafficking of proteins between organelles, cellular stress responses, cell death, and the degradation of biomolecules. Students will also examine the molecular basis of human diseases suc...
BIOMO302Advanced Genetics19A (Hamilton)
A study of advanced microbial and eukaryotic genomes, DNA topology, next generation sequencing, the expression of genes, genetic variation, inheritance patterns, human disease, complex traits, bioinformatics, population genetics, and protein evolution.
BIOMO303Advanced Microbiology19B (Hamilton)
The paper will provide knowledge of microbial functions and the role of the microbiome in human and ecosystem health.
BIOMO304Applied Animal Physiology19A (Hamilton)
The paper will provide a knowledge of mammalian physiology and its application to research in health, exercise and primary production.
BIOMO306Molecular Biology and Health19B (Hamilton)
This paper will provide the application of molecular biology knowledge and skills in the health sciences. This paper is specifically designed to bring together the areas of genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and physiology and look at how they are informing the prevention and treatment of human diseases. Throughout the paper, Uni...
CHEMY301Advanced Organic Chemistry19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers advanced aspects of organic chemistry including pericyclic reactions, natural product chemistry, organic synthesis including retrosynthetic analysis and stereo-electronic influences in carbohydrate chemistry.
CHEMY302Advanced Physical Chemistry19A (Hamilton)
This course covers advanced aspects of physical chemistry including quantum mechanics and spectroscopy; statistical thermodynamics; surface chemistry.
CHEMY303Advanced Inorganic Chemistry19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry including heavy transition elements; f-elements; organometallic chemistry of main group and transition metals; bioinorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry.
CHEMY304Advanced Analytical Chemistry19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including instrumental techniques, quality assurance, quality control, sampling techniques and method validation.
EARTH311Volcanology19A (Hamilton)
A study of pyroclastic rocks, physical volcanology, volcanic hazards, the origin of magmas, crystallisation of rock-forming minerals and phase equilibria, petrology and trace element geochemistry of volcanic rocks, and geothermal and mineral resources.
EARTH312Sedimentary Geology19B (Hamilton)
The ultimate goal of sedimentary geology is to reconstruct the history of the Earth's surface. This paper explores the links between sedimentary rocks and past environments through two major strands: reconstructing depositional environments and understanding the effects of sea-level change on sedimentary processes (sequence stratig...
EARTH313Engineering Geology19A (Hamilton)
Engineering Geology is the application of the principles of earth sciences to ensure hazards associated with landslides or unfavourable soil and rock conditions are identified in engineering or environmental work. This paper gives an introduction to the field of engineering geology. Topics covered include: landslide processes and t...
EARTH321Pedology and Land Evaluation19B (Hamilton)
This paper comprises two parts that together examine the role of pedology in land-use related issues and land management. Part (1): the stratigraphy of soils, their formation and classification in New Zealand; the occurrence and variability spatially of soils, and how they can be mapped using classical and digital techniques includ...
EARTH322Soil and Water Management19A (Hamilton)
This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on management practices that optimise resource use for productive purposes with attention to avoidance or minimisation of environmental effects. Topics include soil degradation, soil fertility, ...
EARTH331Hydrology19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the techniques of both resource and hazard analysis of fresh water. There is focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies, at the regional level and for analysis of pumped wells. There are also aspects of surface water application, including hydro power studies. Hazard aspects will include t...
EARTH341Coastal Oceanography19A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes.
EARTH342Coastal Geomorphology and Management19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management. Topics covered include coastal sediments and processes; coastal landforms, their origin and evolution; coastal hazards and their mitigation; and case studies of coastal issues.
ENGCB321Thermal Engineering19B (Hamilton)
Application of engineering thermodynamics to steady and unsteady industrial processes, including, steam boiler systems, advanced power and refrigeration cycles, cooling towers and plant utility systems
ENGCB322Chemical and Biological Operations19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the principle and application of enzymes, concepts of fermentation technology, principles of bioreactor operation, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation techniques, and bioprocess economics.
ENGCB323Chemical Reaction Engineering19A (Hamilton)
This paper is an introduction to the quantitative treatment of chemical and biological reaction and reactor engineering, including homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting systems.
ENGCB324Mass Transfer Operations19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the application of heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics to chemical and physical separation process.
ENGCB380Process Engineering Design 219B (Hamilton)
Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics.
ENGCV312Structural Engineering 219B (Hamilton)
Analysis of statically indeterminate structures, application of moment-area method, computer analysis of structures, design of structures in steel, wood, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete.
ENGCV323Water Engineering 219A (Hamilton)
Application of fluid mechanics principles to water engineering applications such as design of pipe system networks, pump characteristics and selection, open channel flow, hydraulic jump, measurement, analysis and modelling of surface hydrological processes.
ENGCV331Geotechnical Engineering 219B (Hamilton)
Basic principles and concepts governing the behaviour of soils and rocks, including phase relationships, permeability and seepage, soil strength, compressibility, slope stability analysis, consolidation and settlement with application to design of foundations.
ENGCV351Construction 219A (Hamilton)
Construction processes and building technology including surveying, site preparation, earthworks, foundations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), risk assessment, site health and safety, construction project management, demolition and site remediation.
ENGCV380Civil Design Challenge 219B (Hamilton)
Engineering design principles applied to an advanced open-ended civil design challenge. Design standards, project finance, environmental consideration, health and safety and risk assessment.
ENGEN301Engineering Mathematics 319A (Hamilton)
Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering.
ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 219C (Hamilton)
Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year.
ENGEN390Special Topics in Engineering 119A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN391Special Topics in Engineering 219A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEV341Environmental Engineering 219B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems.
ENGEV342Sustainable Engineering19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis.
ENGME352Machine Control and Applications19A (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the theory and application of machine control.
ENGME353Electrical and Mechanical Machines19A (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the theory and application of electrical and mechanical machines.
ENGME357Microcontrollers and Mechatronics19B (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the basics of mechatronics with advanced theory of machine control.
ENGME380Design and Manufacturing 219B (Hamilton)
This paper covers modern aspects of engineering design and manufacture.
ENGMP311Materials 219B (Hamilton)
It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
ENGMP313Mechanics of Materials 219B (Hamilton)
Advanced level knowledge on mechanics and performance of materials, covering stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of non-circular sections, fatigue, materials selection and materials testing.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB521Advanced Process Control19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
ENGCB523Advanced Energy Engineering19A (Hamilton)
Analysis of chemical processing plants and renewable, cogen and smart energy systems through pinch analysis and total site process integration.
ENGCB527Advanced Biological Engineering19A (Hamilton)
This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing.
ENGCB561Advanced Bioprocessing 119A (Hamilton)
Theory of protein purification and selected large-scale bioprocesses.
ENGCB563Food Technology 119A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGCB564Food Technology 219B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGCB580Process Engineering Design Project19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing.
ENGEN570Engineering Professional Practice 219Y (Hamilton)
Role engineers in industry, business and society, contract law and legal responsibility, Treaty of Waitangi considerations, intellectual property, teamwork and leadership skills, responsibilities of a professional, ethics with industrial case studies.
ENGEN581Honours Research Project19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 319A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN584Special Topics in Engineering 419A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.?
ENGEN585Special Topics in Engineering 519A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN586Special Topics in Engineering 619A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN587Directed Study 119A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGEN588Directed Study 219A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGME580Product Innovation and Development19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers modern aspects of product innovation and development.
ENGMP511Advanced Materials Properties and Performance19A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials behaviour and engineering.

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Work placements are a major feature of the Chemical and Biological Engineering programme and you will complete 800 hours of relevant work experience during your degree.

Our Cooperative Education Unit actively seeks and oversees your industrial work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals, and monitoring the quality of your work experience.  They are the leader in New Zealand for co-operative education programmes, with an average 250 students placed in industry every year.

By the time you graduate you will have the credibility of paid experience to take to your interviews.

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