Andrew is a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduate, with a major in Mechatronics Engineering. He is now employed as a mechanical design engineer at Halter.
A broad knowledge base
“I work at one of New Zealand’s most exciting tech companies. We enable farmers to remotely monitor and move their cows. I came to University with a passion for creativity and entrepreneurship, which my studies refined."
I came to University with a passion for creativity and entrepreneurship, which my studies refined.
“I wanted to be on the cutting edge and have the capacity to work across multiple fields when I entered the workforce. In order to create, I would need a broad knowledge base across multiple disciplines. Engineering at Auckland gave me just that.”
A rounded skillset
“Engineers aren’t renowned for communication and people skills. The University runs Systems Thinking Projects in very large groups for exactly this reason. They were some of my most enjoyable projects, and they made me a well-rounded, employable engineer!
Work experience and overseas opportunities
“If you want the best engineering companies to intern for, Auckland’s got them. I was fortunate to be selected for the inaugural Bruce McLaren Automotive Award. I was hosted near London for a nine-week internship. It radically accelerated my learning and gave me an incredible start for my career – and the University of Auckland made it happen.
“I also worked for UniServices, the commercialisation department of the University, as a research assistant in a commercial partnership with external companies. As part of this I travelled to Germany and meet with key contacts. I found I loved research that had business potential and this realisation guided my decisions as I looked for that ‘perfect’ first job. I was lucky enough to find it.”