View the range of professional organisations the Wellington Faculty of Engineering is affiliated with.

Engineering New Zealand

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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 through 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.

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

Visit the Engineering New Zealand website.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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 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

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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.

Student Engineers of New Zealand

Student Engineers of New Zealand (SENZ) is a new initiative by IPENZ 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 group were awarded a grant to organise and host the inaugural SENZ event in Wellington in 2009.

Broadband enabled Science and Technology GRID

Broadband enabled Science and Technology GRID (BeSTGRID) coordinates New Zealand research organisations providing services and infrastructure (often known as eResearch) for research collaborations. ‘eResearch’ is a strong theme in the Faculty’s interdisciplinary research projects.

Visit the BeSTGRID website.


Victoria University of Wellington is part of PlanetLab, a global experimental networking facility designed for conducting cutting edge research on current and future network technologies, such as Next Generation Networks (NGNs), Next Generation Internet (NGI) and Future Internet.

Two planetlab nodes have been installed at the University.

Visit the PlanetLab website.

(Sun Microsystems) Oracle

(Sun Microsystems) Oracle sponsors work into proof methodologies for concurrent algorithms as a research project in the School.

Visit the Oracle website.

We also have affiliations with various other professional and charitable groups and value our partnerships with sponsors who provide grants and scholarships, such as the Freemasons Charity and the Association for Computing Machinery.