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Study Engineering and Product Design

Pūhanga me te Hanga Otinga

08 September 2023

Engineering and Product Design are ever-evolving area that make it possible to work in lots of different industries and become an entrepreneur. From aerospace and electronics to natural and human worlds, check out all the subjects you can study with us at UC. 


Exciting hands-on opportunities

As an Engineering or Product Design student, there are plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience including:

  • creating products
  • lab work and workshops
  • research projects
  • competitions like robot fighting and bridge building
  • using modern tech like AR, VR, robotics, gaming, manufacturing, seismic testing, and more.

State-of-the-art facilities

Engineering and Product Design students enjoy the use of world-class facilities, including the:

  • high-voltage lab (the only one of its kind in Aotearoa)
  • Structural Engineering Laboratory
  • AR/VR suite
  • Formulation Laboratory
  • Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory
  • wind tunnel, and more.

Industry and global connections

One benefit of studying at UC is the tight community of local and international lecturers, researchers, and industry connections. All of our Engineering and Product Design students do a final-year project, many of which are funded by industry, and can lead to scholarships and jobs.

UC’s Erskine Programme brings up to 70 academics each year from top universities around the world — you can learn from and interact with world experts in their fields.

UC hosts a number of engineering research centres where you can get involved in various research projects.

Student culture

Be mentored as part of EngMe, a 10-week programme, where you will be introduced to campus and student life by senior Engineering or Product Design students who are here to support your transition from high school, or being out of study, to university.

With more than 160 active clubs on campus, you can pursue whatever interests you outside of your studies or try something different like art, outdoor exploration, yoga, op-shopping, and many more.

You can also connect with industry through Engineering and Product Design clubs such as:

  • Engineering Society
  • Product Design Society
  • Women in Engineering
  • Computer Society
  • UC Aerospace
  • UC BioMed.

Indigenous knowledge

Kaupapa Māori is integrated into our courses, so you can learn tikanga Māori and the potential of using indigenous knowledge to create sustainable solutions for the betterment of our world.

You can also get involved in humanitarian and social causes such as community development in Aotearoa and overseas, food and water shortages, energy, and climate change, by doing our Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering.


We provide support including help with injuries or learning disabilities affecting your studies; health, sports, and fitness; mental health, and more. 

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