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Master of Engineering

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 to 1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

The Master of Engineering is designed to help you develop your research skills and enhance your knowledge in the field of engineering. There are two pathways: Research (includes a thesis), or Coursework (includes a research project).

We’re proud to be home to a number of internationally renowned research institutes and centres, and many of our students complete their research project in collaboration with these well-known research entities. AUT's expertise in engineering ranges from telecommunications to materials and manufacturing technologies, and from industrial optimisation to engines and vehicles.

There are two pathways:

Research (includes a thesis)
Coursework (includes a research project)

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience you will be enrolled in either the 120-point (one-year full-time) Master of Engineering or the 180-point (1.5 years full-time) Master of Engineering.

120-point Master of Engineering

Applicants who have previously completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering can apply for the 120-point Master of Engineering.

Research pathway

Students in this pathway will focus on academic research, closely working with one of AUT's well-established research centres. An academic supervisor will be appointed to guide and direct you for the duration of the thesis. Applicants admitted on the basis of a postgraduate diploma or honours degree who have completed a Research Methods paper may be able to enrol directly into the thesis.

You need to complete:

ENGE999 Thesis (120 points)

Coursework pathway

You need to complete:

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
ENGE997 Research Project (60 points)
And 45 points from the engineering papers

180-point Master of Engineering

Applicants with a three-year engineering degree will be enrolled in the 180-point Master of Engineering.

Research pathway

Students in this pathway will focus on academic research, closely working with one of AUT's well-established research centres. An academic supervisor will be appointed to guide and direct you for the duration of the thesis.

You need to complete:

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
ENGE999 Thesis (120 points)
And 45 points from the engineering papers

Coursework pathway

You need to complete:

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
ENGE997 Research Project (60 points)
And 105 points from the engineering papers

Engineering papers

  • General engineering papers
  • Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering papers
  • Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology papers
  • Manufacturing/ Materials Technologies/ Mechanical papers
  • Power/Energy System Engineering papers
  • Telecommunications Engineering papers

Career opportunities

  • Engineering and general management
  • Industrial research roles across a variety of sectors
  • Opportunities to become a researcher in higher education establishments

Entry criteria

Must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (You can study the 120-point (one-year full-time)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (You can study the 120-point (one-year full-time)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology including the paper ENGE601

Applicants must normally have completed an advanced level of calculus at least equivalent to NZQF Level 6.

Applicants to the research pathway are also required to submit a Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form) before enrolling in the thesis.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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