Careers

Graduates of the Wellington Faculty of Engineering have the right theoretical, practical, and transferrable skills for rewarding careers.

Dr Bryan Ng in the university machine room.
Our graduates leave equipped for successful careers within the industry.

Completing a qualification in the Wellington Faculty of Engineering will open up a wide range of career choices. You'll have a strong academic grounding, industry-relevant skills, and the transferrable communication and teamwork skills that employers are looking for.

We have a strong relationship with industry, and are committed to providing meaningful workplace experiences for students (a core part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree).

Our students have gone on to work as business analysts, computer programmers, consultants, electronics engineers, game developers, project managers, robotics engineers, research scientists, software engineers, web developers and more.

They've been employed by a wide range of companies, including Catalyst, DataCom, Facebook, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sidhe Interactive, Snapper, Telstra Clear, TradeMe, Weta Digital, and Xero.

Divya Patel at her desk at Xero.

Divya Patel

With an interest in technology, problem solving and creativity, Divya knew software engineering was perfect for her—now she’s a graduate data scientist at Xero.

Jayden Nowitz stands in front of fish hook sculpture

Jayden Nowitz

Master of Engineering graduate Jayden Nowitz is working to keep our government agencies safe from cyberattacks.

Steph Dean at Westpac.

Steph Dean

As an information security analyst for Westpac, Steph Dean is using what she learnt during her degree to keep customers' information safe and secure.

Brendan Vercoelen sits at a desk with a computer and smiles.

Brendan Vercoelen

Brendan came to Victoria University of Wellington, interested in both the software design and electronics aspects of engineering.

Computer programmer Milton Ngan in front of a printed backdrop.

Milton Ngan

Milton helped create the massive render farms, data centres and other Weta Digital tools that made Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Avatar possible.

Computer science graduate Mark Paston in action as a professional football player

Mark Paston

After 15 years as a professional footballer, Mark was able to embark on a second career in IT using his degree in Computer Science and Electronics.

George Sadlier

George studied computer science at Victoria University of Wellington in the mid-nineties and now works for Google.

Andy Linton

Andy is one of 14 people worldwide entrusted with keeping the keys to the Internet safe.

Pippin Barr presenting on stage at a conference.

Pippin Barr

Pippin studied Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington and now works for Concordia University as a Scholar in Residence.

Andrew Chalmers

After graduating Andrew Chalmers started a postdoctoral fellowship with the Computational Media Innovation Centre.