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Master of Engineering Studies in Mechatronics Engineering

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Jul 2022

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field.

Programme overview

The MEngSt allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills. It is flexible – you can study either full-time or part-time, undertake either a primarily coursework or research-focused programme, and choose from sixteen distinct specialisations.

This programme ultimately requires an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. You will demonstrate the high-quality critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are sought-after by employers worldwide, or consider this as foundation for further study.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has enjoyed a long history of research excellence. Embarking on postgraduate study with us gives you the opportunity to tackle projects with real-life relevance, within theoretical frameworks that remain applicable for the future. Major topics that have been undertaken by our Mechatronics researchers include:

  • Actuators for artificial muscles
  • Automation and control
  • Biomimetic structures
  • Industrial solutions, including the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Mechanical Design
  • Medical robotics
  • Motion control systems
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Sensors
  • Smart materials microtechnologies for novel applications, such as wearable sensors

Where could this programme take you?

Your specialisation may determine your career path, though our graduates fit broad roles in planning, evaluating, designing, maintaining and operating engineering products and infrastructure. The MEngSt gives you opportunities to advance in ranking, become a lead engineer, or enjoy a career in research and development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Design engineer
  • Process engineering manager
  • Product engineer
  • Project manager
  • Senior engineer
  • Software developer

Further study options

Master of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points or Research 120 points:

You must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
One year of postgraduate-level study
a research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year.

Taught 180 points:

You must have completed an undergraduate engineering degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field similar to your intended specialisation.

You will need a GPE of 4.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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