Chemical and Materials Engineering

Emily discusses the invaluable combination of materials science and process engineering in a single programme.

Emily Badley

Emily Badley in an engineering lab

“I decided to apply for engineering because it offered a broad range of specialisations, and the skills that are developed during the degree can be applied in many other fields. Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland is a unique degree – most other universities offer either materials science or process engineering, but not both. The combination of these two disciplines gives us a much broader knowledge of chemical engineering, which will be invaluable in industry.

“We have some outstanding lecturers in the department who are at the top of their respective fields, and inspire and engage with the student body both in and out of the classroom. One of my favourite courses was CHEMMAT 121, because the lecturers we had were fantastic – they gave me my first taste of materials science which sparked my interest in Chemical and Materials Engineering.

“The Part I Assistance Centre and the student tutors were very helpful, and the programme helped me immensely with the academic transition from high school to university. The faculty has a very strong and supportive student culture, and engineering has a way of banding people together. The experiences we have shared over the years has resulted in friendships that I’m sure will last a lifetime.”