Engineering In Waikato
Manufacturing has been crucial in cementing the Waikato as Aotearoa New Zealand’s agricultural powerhouse, with dairy product manufacturing alone accounting for 62% ($9,295.3 million) of the sector’s contribution in 2020.
This vital industry largely services on-farm engineering requirements, transportation, food processing and packaging. Many businesses create exports in their own right, producing and exporting engineering plant and equipment world-wide.
In Waikato about 61,500 people are employed in the manufacturing, engineering and logistics sector (MEL). In fact, manufacturing was the largest employing sector in Waikato Region in 2021 accounting for 11.0% of total employment.
(Sources: Hanga Aro Rau Skills and Workforce Leadership Plan; Waikato Region Annual Economic Profile; mbie.govt.nz)
Work In Waikato
Waikato is a strategically significant land area between the fastest-growing metropolitan centres in New Zealand and at the heart of the golden triangle, the economic zone encompassing Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. This area generates over 50% of New Zealand gross domestic product (GDP) and is home to over 50% of NZ’s population.
Waikato is known for its green pastures and food production, supported by manufacturing (12% of filled jobs). As a significant employer and contributor to GDP, the engineering and manufacturing sector is a critical enabler of industry across the Waikato, which requires skilled and qualified staff at all levels.
As a significant employer and contributor to GDP, the engineering and manufacturing sector is a critical enabler of industry across the Waikato, which requires skilled and qualified staff at all levels. (Source: MBIE Regional Workforce Plan)
Study In Waikato
Studying in the Waikato is one of the wisest choices you’ll make. Located in the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand, this vibrant region with its cultural diversity and laid-back lifestyle offers a range of options to suit every personality and learning path.
There’s an a world-ranked university and highly regarded technical institute in a safe, welcoming environment.
Outside the classroom you can take part in sport, cultural activities and take your pick from surf beaches, mountains and cycle paths. Or if you want to relax, there are many cafes, bars, shopping centres and restaurants.
University of Waikato’s School of Engineering guides students to become innovative professional engineers, who blend maths, science, design and business thinking, to solve the challenges that matter to people.
Wintec – Te Pūkenga offers a diverse and exciting range of engineering and built environment programmes that produce graduates who move on to stimulating and challenging careers within the industry.
Whether you are looking to study at the University of Waikato, Wintec – Te Pūkenga or gain a qualification that has a practical vocational focus there are many options within the Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics sector including:
» University of Waikato
› Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)
› Diploma in Engineering Management (Dip EM)
» Wintec Te Pūkenga
› Bachelor of Engineering Technology
› NZ Diploma in Engineering