Engineering Science

This area is about the use of analytical and quantitative methods to optimise industrial and management processes or systems.

Studying in this area involves learning how to use math, statistics and computers in a variety of applications related to operations research and continuum mechanics.

Examples of applications include scheduling, transportation routing, supply chain management, logistics, project management, forecasting, and resource allocation.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Management scientist
  • Operations researcher
  • Operations research consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Logistics consultant
  • Decision analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Analyst
  • Maths teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

161% of national
median earnings


Employment

61%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
11%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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