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Master of Engineering Studies in Mechanical Engineering

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Canterbury


The Master of Engineering Studies caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training, and is a taught-coursework master's degree with no thesis or research requirement. The MEngSt comprises a combination of 400 and 600-level courses that enables you to study a broad range of topics in your general area of expertise.

The MEngSt may be awarded endorsed in:

Mechanical Engineering

Further study

UC offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in a variety of engineering subjects, including Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Entry criteria

You will need to have completed one of the following from an Aotearoa New Zealand university:

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with First or Second Class Honours
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more
Bachelor of Science with Honours with First or Second Class Honours in appropriate subjects.

Relevance and standard of previous study is the main criteria for approval.

You must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of your prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate. The programme of study must be approved.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic): An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
TOEFL (IBT): Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing, and listening.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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