University Student Programmes

2017 Univertsity Programme 


In March 2017 , ESNZ Offered a unique opportunity for 25 New Zealand University Students to Attend  the NZ Petroleum Conference 2017 as part of a two day University Student Programme developed by the Energy industry.


The programme has been developed by ESNZ to showcase careers to students interested in working in our industry.  Particularly to students interested in working in the earth sciences, engineering or environmental fields.


This year  the succsesful applicants attened the programme over a period of two days at the New Zealand Petroleum Conference held in New Plymouth .The event included some guiding lectures on the challenges and science behind petroleum exploration and production , a Feild Trip and the students were hosted by industry professionals at the NZ Petroleum Conference lunch to network with all the members of industry. 


We would like to thank all of the Students, Speakers and Industry Professionals involved in the 2017 University programme.


Students will be able to apply for the 2018 ESNZ Student Programme at the end of july 2017 

Any questions, please email or telephone 06 7575995

Click here for University Student Programme registration form 


University Training

There are very few Petroleum specific degrees in New Zealand.  Victoria university offer a MSc in Petroleum Science and Auckland University has just confirmed an Oil/Gas elective to begin in 2010, Semester 1, within their Engineering Science department.

Most New Zealand universities offer various degrees at undergraduate levels through to doctorates in the major engineering disciplines which align with the Energy industry.

Degree programmes currently being offered in New Zealand by the following universties are:

  Auckland AUT Canterbury Massey Otago Victoria Waikato
Civil including Environmental        
Electrical and Electronic  
Chemical and Process          
Materials and Process          
Computer Science Engineering        
Engineering Management            
Engineering Science          
Engineering Technology          
Earth Sciences


Most universities and polytechnics offer degrees that enable students to enter into specialist business service roles in the Energy sector.

Please click on the above links to gain access to specialist business service education information.

Energy Skills Association - Promoting and developing talent for the New Zealand energy industry

Science Fair

Career and Training Days

University Student Programmes

E-learning Fieldtrip


Energy Skills Association - Promoting and developing talent for the New Zealand energy industry