Top Engineering Universities in New Zealand

New Zealand boasts an excellent mix of large and small universities offering top-quality educational programs, including engineering studies that range from diploma, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees to specializations such as aeronautical and astronautical engineering – focusing on aircraft inside Earth’s atmosphere while the latter design and test spacecraft to be used beyond it.

The University of Waikato in New Zealand is an acclaimed engineering school, and its undergraduate engineering program allows students to complete up to 800 hours of paid work experience in their chosen field. Other notable highlights of the university include the Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory and 6 public libraries – in addition, locals love playing rugby at several of Hamilton’s rugby teams!

New Zealand boasts several excellent engineering universities, but one that stands out is University of Canterbury. Renowned for being research-oriented, it ranks in the top one percent of universities globally and its engineering programs are considered among the finest globally. Graduates can continue on with either a research master’s or complete their PhD programs after receiving their undergraduate degree.

Auckland University of Technology stands out as another promising choice, noted for its engineering programs. A relatively young university, it has quickly risen through the rankings; in 2021 it was ranked 375th by QS; among its notable alumni is Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford!