Accreditation and Affiliations
The Wellington Faculty of Engineering has internationally recognised and accredited programmes, as well as affiliations with professional organisations.
The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours has been accredited under international accords for engineering and IT professionals.
You can be confident knowing that your Engineering degree will be recognised internationally.
The Software Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours has been recognised with full accreditation by both Engineering New Zealand under the Washington Accord and IT Professionals New Zealand under the Seoul Accord.
The Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, which is being replaced by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major from 2021, was fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand under the Washington Accord. Our newest major, Cybersecurity Engineering in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, will also go through the same rigorous accreditation process in 2022.
We also have affiliations with various other professional and charitable groups and value our partnerships with sponsors who provide grants and scholarships.
Engineering New Zealand
Engineering New Zealand is a non-profit membership organisation that represents engineering in all its forms and promotes the integrity and interests of our members, the profession, and the industry.
Student membership is free, as is the first year for engineering grads who enter the industry until October 1 each year. Our student members enjoy many benefits including access to industry leaders through regional networking events, site visits and can apply for scholarships and enter industry student awards.
Visit the Engineering New Zealand website
Student Engineers of New Zealand
Student Engineers of New Zealand (SENZ) is an initiative by Engineering New Zealand to formalise student engagement throughout New Zealand. Together with students from other national universities, such as Auckland and Canterbury, students at Victoria University of Wellington are helping to facilitate industry-to-student interactions.
The Victoria University of Wellington researchers were awarded a grant to organise and host the inaugural SENZ event in Wellington in 2009.
A student membership with Engineering New Zealand can help kickstart your career and our tools and resources can help you transition confidently into the workforce.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association and is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
The New Zealand Central Section of the IEEE provides expertise, scholarships, support and opportunity for our engineering degrees.
Visit the New Zealand Central Section website
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia–Pacific.
The IET provides a global knowledge network to allow ideas to be exchanged and promotes science, engineering and technology worldwide. A recent example of an IET-organised event was a student visit to the New Zealand Navy ship, HMNZ Canterbury to explore large-scale engineering practice.
Visit the IET New Zealand website
IT Professionals New Zealand
IT Professionals NZ is a community of thousands of professionals who work in the IT industry and care about professional practice, support professional development, set standards, and work hard to help other members get ahead. With a history spanning more than 56 years, ITP is the largest and most trusted tech body in New Zealand.
Visit the ITPNZ website
Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia
Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE) is an association of university computer science departments in Australia and New Zealand.
Visit the CORE website