Graduate stories

Our graduates share stories on their chosen professional paths and how studying at the Faculty of Engineering has been integral to their success.

The Master of Engineering Management gave Ryan the technical and commercial know-how to succeed.

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Bowen still sees himself as an engineer in spite of the slight disconnections between his education and career path.

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As a sustainability-focused engineer, Kyle is following a lecturer’s mantra of “making change from the ground up”.

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John stays in touch with the Engineering alumni community through his role with the AUEA.

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The flexibility of an Engineering degree and the ability to try different things helped Emily find a niche she enjoys.

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Michael Rasmussen at Hampton Downs.

Michael's time with the Formula SAE team prepared him for a career following his passion for motorsport.

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Lavannya Iliger

Lavannya Iliger saw the Master of Engineering Studies as a chance to grow her management expertise.

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Sherry has always enjoyed analysing problems and working with computers.

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Oliver grew a passion for sustainability during his degree that continues to develop in his work.

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Before he even sat down for his first lecture, Chester Booker was sure he wanted to specialise in Software Engineering.

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Tommy says a degree from the University of Auckland is an awesome springboard to launch a career.

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Karen chose a route that gives her various opportunities to make an impact on people’s lives.

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Correy's experience as an engineering student inspired him to engage with outreach activities for those in his position.

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Penelope’s pathway is determined by the open-ended variety she sees in engineering.

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With top researcher input and unique facilities, Gordon considers his PhD to be an exceptional experience.

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Eryn is motivated to focus on developing new techniques for forensic research, consequently helping make the world a safer place.

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Neil wanted a flexible degree that wouldn't restrict him to a certain field or job so he chose a Master of Operations Research.

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Alex's Master of Energy gave him a thorough knowledge of geothermal energy that's fundamental to his current role.

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Kat uses her Master of Disaster Management to help build global disaster resilience.

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Ivan found the Master of Engineering Studies invaluable to his job at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

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