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Why UC Engineering?

21 August 2023

UC’s Faculty of Engineering was the first Engineering School in New Zealand. Today we're internationally recognised for excellence in teaching and research and for the calibre of our graduates. See why UC Engineering is ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide for Engineering and Technology.


UC’s Faculty of Engineering | Te Kaupeka Pūhanga started life as the first Engineering School in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are now internationally recognised for the excellence of our teaching and research, and the calibre of our graduates.

  • UC is ranked in the top 250 in the world for Engineering and Technology* .
  • We offer innovative degree programmes tailored to careers in the real world.
  • Study options in various different types of Engineering including our unique qualifications in Humanitarian Engineering, Forestry Science, Product Design, and Data Science.
  • State of-the-art laboratories and teaching spaces, providing our students with enviable, world class study and research spaces.
  • UC also has close links with numerous local companies, which presents a unique opportunity for students to work alongside them as part of the reshaping of our new and vibrant city.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Faculty of Engineering and helping you along your journey to become one or more of many things – engineer, scientist, inventor, designer, builder, and great thinker.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019.

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