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Collaboration and teamwork

21 August 2023

At UC Engineering you get to work with and learn from others. From cultural awareness to working across disciplines, learn more about our collaboration and teamwork opportunities.

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Cultural awareness

Cultural awareness is embedded across our Engineering, Forestry Science, and Product Design degrees. Negotiation and cross-cultural skills are taught in project management, and we engage Māori advisors as part of programmes.

 

Working across disciplines

At UC, you have the opportunity to work across disciplines. We encourage creative problem solving and collaboration between disciplines, through teamwork, group projects, communication, and leadership skills development. Having the School of Mathematics and Statistics in our Faculty gives students a more integrated understanding of their application to problem solving. Mathematics and statistics underpins much of engineering, and is at the forefront of breakthroughs in science, technology, and finance. It is an interdisciplinary field, with students working across not only the Faculty of Engineering Te Rāngai Pūkaha programmes, but also across faculties, universities, and other organisations. Data Science is our newest subject on offer, combining mathematics, computing, technology innovation, and practical results.

 

Student mentoring and engagement

We offer all first year Engineering students access to a peer mentoring scheme, called ENGMe! 40 Engineering students in their second and third year, who have “been there and done that”, offer advice, tips and tricks, and answer questions from new students. A schedule of events is also run during the first year, tailored to first-year Engineering students, with events covering TEDX-style talks from our Engineering programmes, a final year project showcase day, and a look at what our innovative research centres do behind the scenes.


Rory Ellis

Studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

“I like it when different areas combine because it means I’m not doing the same thing every day. Everyone involved in a collaborative project has different passions, connections and personalities. It’s anything but boring. Even when I was getting my undergrad and doing coursework, there were a lot of opportunities for collaboration. You become more independent as you go into graduate studies, so to be able to develop those connections throughout my time at UC has been really nice.”

rory ellis
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