Materials and Process Engineering (2020)

The Materials and Process Engineering programme covers a wide range of skills and contains two engineering disciplines that overlap in many areas. The materials engineer makes critical decisions in selecting the best materials for a particular function; the process engineer makes critical decisions in the processes and utilities required to manufacture the product. For example, materials engineering involves understanding the properties and uses of wood and steel, designing and constructing new filters for sewage treatment, and providing new materials for the energy industry. Process engineering include converting trees into paper and fibre board, iron sand into steel, effluent into drinkable water, and gas into electricity.

Materials and Process Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).

To complete the specified programme in Materials and Process Engineering, students must complete the following programme.


On this page


  • Year 1

    Students must take the following papers: CHEMY101, ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN110, ENGEN112, ENGEN170 and ENGEN180.

  • Year 2

    Students must take the following papers: ENGCB223, ENGCB224, ENGCB280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEN271, ENGME221, ENGMP211 and ENGMP213.

    If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).

  • Year 3

    Students must take the following papers: ENGCB324, ENGCB380, ENGEN301, ENGEN370, ENGEN371, ENGMP311 and ENGMP313.

    Plus 30 points of electives from: CHEMY203, CHEMY204, ENGME280, ENGCB321, ENGCB322, ENGCB323, ENGCV323, ENGEN390, ENGEV341 or ENGME352.

    If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).

  • Year 4

    Students must take the following papers: ENGCB580, ENGEN570, ENGEN581 and ENGMP512.

    Plus 30 points of electives (with no more than one 300 level paper) from: ENGCB321, ENGCB322, ENGCB323, ENGCV323, ENGEV341, ENGCB521, ENGCB523, ENGEN585, ENGEV541, ENGEV542, ENGME580, ENGME585, ENGME586, ENGMP511 or ENGMP513.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CHEMY101Structure and Spectroscopy20A (Hamilton) & 20C (Hamilton)
    A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
    ENGEN101Engineering Mathematics 1A20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications.
    ENGEN102Engineering Mathematics 1B20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20C (Hamilton)
    A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20G (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers.
    ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CHEMY203Inorganic Chemistry20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular orbital, crystal field theories; transition metal coordination complexes.
    CHEMY204Analytical Chemistry20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass-spectrometry (MS); qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures using gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
    ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics20B (Hamilton)
    Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes, ducts and channels, and external flow over objects.
    ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer20B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
    ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 120B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
    ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 220B (Hamilton)
    Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them.
    ENGEN270Engineering and Business20A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business...
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 120X (Hamilton)
    First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGEN272Engineering Work Placement 120X (Hamilton)
    First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
    ENGME280Design and Manufacturing 120B (Hamilton)
    The paper focuses on the principles of fundamental manufacturing processes and engineering design methods. Practical aspects of selected major manufacturing processes via workshop and practical sessions give students the opportunities to build up their practical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge to solving practical prob...
    ENGMP211Materials 120A (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
    ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 120A (Hamilton)
    Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses in skeletal structural members (bars, beams and shafts). Stresses in structural connections. Critical loads of struts under standard boundary conditions. Transformation of normal and shear stresses through use of Mohr's circle.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGCB321Thermal Engineering20B (Hamilton)
    Application of engineering thermodynamics to steady and unsteady industrial processes, including, steam boiler systems, advanced power and refrigeration cycles, cooling towers and plant utility systems
    ENGCB322Chemical and Biological Operations20B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the principle and application of enzymes, concepts of fermentation technology, principles of bioreactor operation, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation techniques, and bioprocess economics.
    ENGCB323Chemical Reaction Engineering20A (Hamilton)
    This paper is an introduction to the quantitative treatment of chemical and biological reaction and reactor engineering, including homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting systems.
    ENGCB324Mass Transfer Operations20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the application of heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics to chemical and physical separation process.
    ENGCB380Process Engineering Design 220B (Hamilton)
    Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics.
    ENGCV323Water Engineering 220A (Hamilton)
    Application of hydraulics and hydrology in water engineering such as design of water distribution systems, fundamentals of flow in open channels, design of hydraulic structures, fundamentals of surface water hydrology, rainfall-runoff models, analysis and modelling of hydrological processes, fundamentals of groundwater hydrology, d...
    ENGEN301Engineering Mathematics 320A (Hamilton)
    Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 220X (Hamilton)
    Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year.
    ENGEN372Engineering Work Placement 220X (Hamilton)
    Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGEN390Special Topics in Engineering 120X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN391Special Topics in Engineering 220X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEV341Environmental Engineering 220B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems.
    ENGME352Control and Applications20A (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches students the theory and application of control in mechanical and electrical systems. This paper covers the introduction of s-domain and plane, open and closed-loop control, PID control, digital control, root locus and frequency response analysis.
    ENGMP311Materials 220B (Hamilton)
    It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
    ENGMP312Materials Manufacture20A (Hamilton)
    This paper deepens the understanding of students on the relationships between processing conditions, microstructure and properties of materials manufactured via major materials processing technologies including solidification methods, ceramic processing, metallic powder consolidation, and fabrication of composite materials. The pap...
    ENGMP313Mechanics of Materials 220B (Hamilton)
    Advanced level knowledge on mechanics and performance of materials, covering stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of non-circular sections, fatigue, materials selection and materials testing.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGCB521Advanced Process Control20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
    ENGCB523Advanced Energy Engineering20B (Hamilton)
    Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings.
    ENGCB580Process Engineering Design Project20D (Hamilton)
    This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing.
    ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project20X (Hamilton)
    This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
    ENGEN570Engineering and the Profession20D (Hamilton)
    The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication.
    ENGEN581Honours Research Project20D (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 320X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN584Special Topics in Engineering 420X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN585Special Topics in Engineering 520X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN586Special Topics in Engineering 620X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
    ENGEN587Directed Study 120X (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ENGEN588Directed Study 220X (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ENGEV541Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering20A (Hamilton)
    This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Biowin and Superpro Designer.
    ENGEV542Waste Minimisation Engineering20A (Hamilton)
    Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems.
    ENGME580Product Innovation and Development20A (Hamilton)
    ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.
    ENGME585Industrial Technology and Innovation 120A (Hamilton)
    ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
    ENGME586Industrial Technology and Innovation 220B (Hamilton)
    ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
    ENGMP506Materials and Process Systems Analysis20A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers mass and heat transfer, thermodynamics, materials (including metal, polymer and composites) processing and the relationship between microstructure and properties, and bioprocessing and transformation.
    ENGMP512Advanced Materials Manufacture20A (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.
    ENGMP516Materials Characterisation20B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the basic theory and use of advanced analytical techniques used in materials characterization using optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential thermal analysis (DTA).

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am

This page has been reformatted for printing.