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Study engineering , Akona te mātauranga pūkaha

Study engineering at Massey to work in industries ranging from electronics to robotics, software to industrial and farm automation, healthcare to energy and fuels, manufacturing to food processing.

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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.

Global recognition

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.

Overview

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:

  • biotechnology
  • 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 study

An undergraduate qualification is generally the first thing you’ll study at university.

Undergraduate bachelor's degrees with honours

An undergraduate honours degree is a four-year bachelor’s degree. We also offer postgraduate honours years.

Undergraduate certificates

If you want to study at university, but aren't sure if you want to commit to a degree, try an undergraduate certificate.

Graduate certificates

Graduate certificates let you study in a subject you're interested in without doing a second bachelor's degree. Or you can use it as a bridge to postgraduate study if you already have an undergraduate degree.

Undergraduate diplomas

Undergraduate diplomas let you try university study before you commit to a degree. They’re also useful if you need to advance your career.

Graduate diplomas

Graduate diplomas can help you advance to postgraduate study or research in a subject you haven’t majored in for your undergraduate study.

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.

Postgraduate study

Once you’ve graduated with a bachelor’s degree – or have equivalent experience – you’ll be ready to take on postgraduate study.

Master's degrees

A master's degree normally builds on a main subject of study from your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas are postgraduate-level qualifications that are longer than a postgraduate certificate. If you’re successful, you might be able to use the credits towards the longer master’s degree.

PhD and other doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees, including PhDs, are the highest degrees we award. They’re very demanding and their entry criteria reflect this.

Relevant research areas at Massey

Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to engineering at Massey.

Engineering research

Our facilities

You'll have access to a wide range of first-class facilities when you study with us.

Engineering facilities

Specialist facilities include:

  • advanced electronics lab
  • mechanical workshop
  • microrobotics lab to investigate tiny smart systems.

Microbiotics Lab

Microbrewery

Used for teaching, research and commercial partnerships, Massey's microbrewery includes:

  • 200L brew capacity
  • 10 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

Engineers salaries in New Zealand range from $48,000 to $130,000, with a median of $75,000.

Salary ranges disclaimer

Indicative pay rates are:

Which engineering qualification?

Examples of where our qualifications may take you.

Table showing jobs and what you could study to enter them.
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 BFoodTechHons (Food Product Technology) is accredited by Engineering NZ under the Sydney Accord (an international agreement).

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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)

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