UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
This endorsed research degree is completed by coursework and a thesis. It aims to provide a research focused learning environment in which students can develop their independent problem solving skills through supervised research. The degree may be awarded with Distinction.
Study in a number of advanced Engineering courses will provide each student with key technical knowledge to enhance and support their research activities.
Mechanical engineers design and develop everything that is moving or has moving parts – from airplanes to wind turbines to dishwashers, as well as everything from macroscopic (large) down to nanoscopic (very small). Mechanical engineers are systematic thinkers with a sense of social responsibility that leads them to constantly seek better ways of doing things.
Postgraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering offer students specialised training in research and creative engineering skills. Students can develop professional experience in areas such as product design, manufacturing, building services, power generation, transportation, and medical technologies.
The Master of Engineering (ME) includes a thesis from your chosen endorsement of 120 points, and up to 45 points of coursework.
Students can study a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at UC.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
Intake: First day of month
You must normally have completed one of the following:
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:
The deadline for applications for the ME is: 10 January (for the February intake); 15 June (for the July intake).