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University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering

The University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering is one of nine faculties that make up the University of Auckland. Located on Symonds Street, Auckland, it has been consistently rated as the best Engineering School in New Zealand for quality of research.[1]

Faculty of Engineering
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The faculty buildings on Symonds Street
Parent institution
University of Auckland
DeanProfessor Nic Peter Smith
Administrative staff
Enrollment data as of 2013



The faculty itself is based at the University of Auckland city campus, with many research groups based at the Newmarket Campus, including the Center for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), and the Yacht Research Unit (YRU). The Faculty has been undergoing recent renovation at its city Campus, including a modern atrium area with café, updated library, four new computer labs, two new large lecture theaters, and updates to equipment and seating in many smaller lecture rooms.

New Zealand's only Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope was acquired by the Research Center for Surface Materials Science (RCSMS) in 2005.[2]


The faculty was made famous for its role in Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory in 1995 and 2000, instrumental in its contribution was the world's first Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel built in 1994 at the Tamaki Campus that allows better simulation of the flow of wind over yacht sails by varying the angle of attack with height.[3] The smaller DeBray wind tunnel situated at the city campus is used for a variety of research and teaching purposes, but is primarily used commercially to provide pedestrian wind environment tests for new building consents for the Auckland City Council using its 1:400 scale model of the Auckland City central business district.





External linksEdit


  1. ^ Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2006 full report
  2. ^ Faculty Profile on the official Faculty website
  3. ^ Background of the Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel Facility