Engineering events and outreach

Public events


Massey lecturer Sunil Lai spoke at the nationwide 2018 Techweek event on the Brain Computer Interface. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) allows humans to interact with machines via thoughts. In active BCI setup, the system learns to map the brain signals to desired actions the human wants the machine to perform, for example operating a prosthetic limb or a wheelchair.

Smart homes concept - person holding smart phone controlling room activity


Tech Simple is a free lecture series that brings Massey experts to you to explain some of the new technology in our world.

Upcoming talks are to be confirmed.

School events


  • Chocolate Moulding and Brain Computer Interface workshops - A group of Ross Intermediate students are participating in these workshops in June.
  • Brave Thinkers Programme - a group of year 12 and 13 students are visiting the engineering laboratories in July 2018.
  • Augmented reality – As part of Agriweek, school students took part in an augmented reality (AR) experience using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, enabling them to interact with an energy drink plant.
  • Water quality testing - Massey engineering staff are working with the Pūhoro STEM Academy group in a mechanics lab to help them with end of year external exams.
  • Fundamentals of the electric bicycle – Puhoro STEM Academy students are also having a session working with our staff to explore the fundamentals and design of the electric bicycle.
  • Electronics, biochemical engineering and product development - a group of students from Wanganui Collegiate attended a 2-day on-campus workshop at Massey, where they were engaged in experiments relating to electronics and biochemical engineering, and product development.


  • Introduction to HoloLens Headset (90min). Experiencing virtual reality on a production plant
  • Brain Computer Interface (120min). Hands-on activity that involves controlling objects only using only the brain
  • Chocolate Moulding Lab (120min). Understanding the chemical principles behind moulding chocolate
  • Introduction to image processing (30min) Brief tutorial on how the digital camera works
  • Spot the difference contest (30 min) Participants compete in a 'spot-the-difference' game and learn about how limited our visual perception actually is.
  • Water Quality Testing (90 min) Measuring turbidity (loss in transparency due to suspended particles)
  • Mechatronics Workshop (75 min) Laser cutting, 3D printing and scanning
  • Capturing traffic over the internet (60 min) Hands-on testing on routes, IP addresses and live packet capture
  • Photoshop tutorial (60min) The participants will create a composition in Photoshop and learn about lighting and colour


Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) engagement programme provide activities and learning to underline student curriculum at NCEA Level 1 to 3. Find out more by contacting us below

Research seminars

Current research within the school is presented through a series of research seminars.

Topics include computer science and information technology, electronic and information communications as well as industrial management and innovation.

Resources for schools

We offer posters and a video which outline careers in engineering and some of the exciting things international and New Zealand engineers have been involved in creating. These are free resources which you can download below.

Engineering infographic

Print version

Infographic - engineering.pdf (716 KB)

Career pathway infographic engineering

Print version

Career pathway - engineering.pdf (696 KB)

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