Try and learn
Our engineering degrees include 800 hours work experience, so you can see what works in the real world – and what doesn't.
Our qualifications in this area are accredited by international industry bodies, so you can work in New Zealand and overseas.
Get ahead at work
Expand your existing expertise at work or advance your career with Massey. Or change direction with a new qualification.
Go broad or specialise
Massey's large range of science courses means you can specialise in your area of interest or mix and match across disciplines.
Learn by doing. See what works, and what doesn't. Our engineering degrees include project-based learning, practical assignments and 800 hours working as an engineer with companies such as Beca, Fonterra, Rocket Labs, Spark, Vodafone, Scott Technology, Beta Solutions and GreenTech.
Learn from world-class lecturers and researchers. Get hands on with real-world projects for industry and communities. Master new skills in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities such as our on-site microbrewery – and equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters. Graduate work-ready, with qualifications recognised nationally and internationally.
Engineering is a good fit if you:
- do well in maths and sciences
- want to translate your ideas into real solutions
- like to build or make things and solve problems
Engineering courses may cover:
- chemical engineering
- communications engineering
- computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing
- computer systems engineering
- electronics in embedded systems, such as appliances or cars
- mechanics and robotics.
How to study engineering
Discover what we offer if you’re interested in engineering – whether you’re coming to university for the first time, changing direction or returning to advance your study or career.
Undergraduate bachelor's degrees with honours
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – BE(Hons)
Start becoming an engineer from day one of your studies at Massey. You’ll learn the skills to make you a sought-after employee in New Zealand and internationally.
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Become a chemical and bioprocess engineer who designs, optimises, and operates industrial processes.
Electronics and Computer Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Massey's Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you play a key role in the design and manufacture of electronic and computer systems for industrial and everyday applications.
Mechatronics – Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Will you create the next life-saving device? Or the next iteration of search and rescue robots? Help companies automate their manufacturing processes? All these things are possible if you become a mechatronics engineer.
Certificate in Science and Technology – CertScTech
The Certificate in Science and Technology is a shorter study option at university level. It is used primarily as a ‘pathway’ to help you complete subjects you need to enter another qualification.
Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology – GCertScTech
Do you want to expand your knowledge or learn a new subject without completing a second bachelor’s degree? Massey’s Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology is a flexible postgraduate study option.
Diploma in Science and Technology – DipScTech
Undertake a shorter, more flexible study option with the Diploma in Science and Technology at Massey.
Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – GradDipL&SCM
Gain in-depth knowledge to advance your career in logistics and supply chain management.
Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology – GDipScTech
The Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to retrain in an area of science that interests you.
Relevant undergraduate subjects to major or specialise in
When you apply to study at Massey, for some undergraduate qualifications you can choose what subject you’d like to specialise in. You can usually change your mind after you get to university, depending on the courses you enrol in.
Master of Engineering – ME
With Massey's Master of Engineering, you will develop a more in-depth understanding of an area of your choice, within the field of engineering.
Master of Engineering Studies – MEngSt
Advance your career by gaining in-depth knowledge and research skills with Massey’s Master of Engineering Studies.
Electronics and Computer Engineering – Master of Engineering Studies
Whether you are looking to move up the hierarchy in your engineering career and/or are interested in developing analytical skills through applied research, the unique aspects of Massey’s Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will give you a step up.
Mechatronics – Master of Engineering Studies
The Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) is part of the most well-established offering of mechatronics within New Zealand. Massey staff have many years work experience in these areas.
Master of Quality Systems – MQS
Join Massey’s Master of Quality Systems, the only graduate-level qualification in quality management in Australasia.
Master of Supply Chain Management – MSCM
With Massey’s Master of Supply Chain Management you will gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts and the skills to solve complex problems.
Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems – PGDipQS
With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a manager who ensures quality systems are integrated throughout your organisation.
Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management – PGDipSCM
Learn how to manage supply chain relationships and optimise global logistics with Massey’s Diploma in Supply Chain Management. These skills are crucial to business success.
PhD and other doctoral degrees
Doctor of Philosophy – PhD
A prestigious research qualification that demonstrates your ability to carry out independent and original research in your chosen field.
Relevant research areas at Massey
Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to engineering at Massey.
You'll have access to a wide range of first-class facilities when you study with us.
Specialist facilities include:
- advanced electronics lab
- mechanical workshop
- microrobotics lab to investigate tiny smart systems.
Massey's microbrewery is used for teaching, research and commercial partnerships. The facility includes:
- 200L brew capacity
- ten 200L combined fermentation and conditioning tanks
- clean-in-place (CIP) system
- computer-based process control and data acquisition system
- plate and tube heat exchangers.
ecentre: Develop your entrepreneurial mindset
Got a business idea? ecentre helps students and staff gain hands-on experience and knowledge to build a sustainable enterprise.
Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators, supported by people who understand your goals.
Location: All campuses and available to distance students
Jobs in engineering
Engineers design and develop products, processes or systems. Some move into management, research and development, or start their own business.
It's a career that spans the energy sector, healthcare, manufacturing and primary industries such as agriculture and forestry. Job prospects are good in New Zealand and overseas, with high demand for skilled engineers.
Engineering careers include:
- chemical engineers, who process raw materials into foods, fuels or medicines
- electronics engineers, who design appliances, computer systems or electronic devices
- mechatronic (mechanical/electronic) engineers, who design smart products and machines such as medical devices or robotics.
Annual salary ranges for engineering jobs
- Average salary of $100,000 a year.
- Team leaders earn an average of $120,000.
- Managers earn an average of $160,000.
- Chemical engineer
- Electronics engineer
Salary ranges disclaimer
Indicative pay rates are:
- in New Zealand dollars
- based on careers.govt.nz data.
Which engineering qualification?
Examples of where our qualifications may take you.
|Jobs||Examples of what you could study|
|Chemical engineer||Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering)|
|Electronics engineer||Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electronics and Computer Engineering)|
|Mechatronics engineer||Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechatronics)|
Accreditations and rankings
Accreditation by Engineering NZ under the Sydney accord
The BFoodTech(Hons) (Food Product Technology) is accredited by Engineering NZ under the Sydney Accord (an international agreement).
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply accreditation
Massey's Master of Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Get an information guide
Download our guide to find out more about studying engineering at Massey.