College of Sciences graduate and student profiles

Agriculture and environment


"The BAgriScience sets you up with a broad education covering all aspects of agriculture so you have lots of career options after graduating."

milly farquhar, environmental science

“Study at Massey really opened my eyes to the many environmental wrong-doings happening in New Zealand and sparked my passion for protecting the environment…”

Ngaire Larsen, Ecology

"Doing this programme was a good challenge. It suited me because I wanted to do some postgraduate study before leaving university but also keep my options open to possibly do a PhD in the future."

Emma Phillips, Earth Science

“I think my experiences at Massey really shaped me into the person I am today. It was hard work but exciting and so rewarding."

Engineering and Advanced Technology

Arron Cox, Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 

"My choice to study at Massey University was easy as I was attracted to the 'hands on' teaching approach the school adopted – I could start learning important practical skills from day one.

Banu Pashutanizadeh, Mechatronics 

"I enjoyed Massey because it’s not intimidating – the sizes of the classes were big enough that you had a lot of mates but small enough that you knew every single person’s name!" 

Tom Leijen, Mechatronics 

"I chose to study at Massey University because of its progressive view towards engineering education…”

Moresby Kainuku, Electronic and Computing 

“I chose Massey not just because it’s close to my home but because the Albany campus has small class sizes with an almost whānau type atmosphere, and the research is cutting edge”. 

Information Sciences

Helen Durrant, Software Engineering

"I appreciated Massey’s focus on the theoretical side of computer science - it provides a solid foundation and depth of understanding of programming that will allow you to thrive in the industry."

John-Daniel Trask, Computer Science

"After graduating from Massey in 2004, I worked at Intergen in Wellington as a software developer. I left three years later to start my own company – Mindscape, specialising in software development tools."

Sarah Hui, Information Systems

"The first year papers were an excellent foundation which was built upon in the following years into more specialised areas such as graphical programming, internet programming, artificial intelligence and mobile systems development."

Dion Shepherd, Computer Science 

"One of the things I found most useful about Massey’s master’s degree was getting to work with a company and see the real world applications of my learning. I think that made it so much easier to slip straight into a developer role."

Fundamental, Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Anushree sen gupta, CHEMISTRY

"A degree in chemistry from Massey University is held in high esteem internationally and it ensured that I was a competitive applicant for an exclusive and prestig­ious course at King’s College."

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ciaran campbelL, ECOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY

"After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in ecology and zoology, the Department of Conservation offered me a position as a Freshwater Ranger."


“During my second year, I came across the genetic counselling profession and knew straight away this was the career I wanted to pursue…”


“The skills and scientific rigor I learned in my MSc have served me throughout my science career and in my current job…”

Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences


"The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology provided the perfect combination of veterinary science knowledge, clinical experience, and management preparation that I needed."

Jo Anne Au Yong, VET SCIENCE

"Veterinary medicine requires hard work and dedication, and the support given by the lecturers and staff at Massey University made learning enjoyable."


“Massey University has a really good reputation in animal science so it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose where to study…”


"I have completed other forms of continuing education but found the Massey masters programme to be the most satisfying and adaptable to fit around my work schedule." 

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