View the range of professional organisations the Faculty of Engineering is affiliated with.

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand.

IPENZ is primarily responsible for accrediting our degrees to ensure a high professional standard is maintained, though other interactions also enhance the quality of engineering at Victoria.

Many students and staff are members of the institution, which leads to state of the art training in professional practice, opportunities for career development, networking and visits that showcase the latest engineering in New Zealand.

Visit the IPENZ website.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association and is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

The New Zealand Central Section of the IEEE provides expertise, scholarships, support and opportunity for our engineering degrees.

Visit the New Zealand Central Section website.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

The IET provides a global knowledge network to allow ideas to be exchanged and promotes  science, engineering and technology worldwide.

A recent example of an IET organised event was a student visit to the New Zealand Navy ship, HMNZ Canterbury to explore large scale engineering practice.

Visit the IET New Zealand website.

New Zealand Computer Society

New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS) is New Zealand's body for ICT professionals. It has been working to advance education and professionalism in ICT for the last 50 years. Students interested in computer science are encouraged to select NZCS as their professional body.

Visit the NZCS website.

Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia

Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE) is an association of university computer science departments in Australia and New Zealand.

Visit the CORE website.

Student Engineers of New Zealand

Student Engineers of New Zealand (SENZ) is a new initiative by IPENZ to formalise student engagement throughout New Zealand. Together with students from other national universities, such as Auckland and Canterbury, students at Victoria are helping to facilitate industry to student interactions.

The Victoria group were awarded a grant to organise and host the inaugural SENZ event in Wellington in 2009.

Broadband enabled Science and Technology GRID

Broadband enabled Science and Technology GRID (BeSTGRID) coordinates New Zealand research organisations providing services and infrastructure (often known as eResearch) for research collaborations. 'eResearch' is a strong theme in the Faculty’s interdisciplinary research projects.

Visit the BeSTGRID website.


Victoria University is part of PlanetLab, a global experimental networking facility designed for conducting cutting edge research on current and future network technologies, such as Next Generation Networks (NGNs), Next Generation Internet (NGI) and Future Internet.

Two planetlab nodes have been installed at Victoria.

Visit the PlanetLab website.

(Sun Microsystems) Oracle

(Sun Microsystems) Oracle sponsors work into proof methodologies for concurrent algorithms as a research project in the School.

Visit the Oracle website.

We also have affiliations with various other professional and charitable groups and value our partnerships with sponsors who provide grants and scholarships, such as the Freemasons Charity and the Association for Computing Machinery.