Programme overview

Gain access to our advanced facilities and establish contact with world-class experts. Join us to innovate, improve and push forward the frontiers of knowledge. This research programme allows you to choose from a variety of specialisations and contribute to your preferred field, allowing the potential to apply your in-depth expertise to further study.

The ME is structured to help you develop a sense of independence and confidence in your ability to think critically and conduct fundamental or applied research. Regardless of your specialisation, you will engage with a stimulating mix of theory and analysis, setting you apart in your pursuit of higher-level opportunities.

Programme structure

  • You may pursue either a 120 point or 180 point ME in one of our approved specialisations. This is generally dependent on your prior study. Both options require the completion of a 120 point research thesis.
  • Your thesis topic, which will involve discussions with your supervisor, is determined by your chosen specialisation.
  • The 180 point ME is intended for students with a relevant three-year bachelors degree, such as engineering, science or architecture. This requires the selection of an additional 60 points of courses from a list of taught classes relevant to your chosen research specialisation.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Study option: Research 120 points
Grade required: GPAGrade Point Average5.0

Bachelors degree in an approved subject

Study option: Research180 points
Grade required: GPAGrade Point Average5.0

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5.0.

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have completed an undergraduate degree and have three years of work experience in engineering.  

Course Level

Course Level Masters Degree
Study Type Full Time
Region Auckland
Duration Full-time/Part-time: Varies
Intakes March | July | December
Tuition Fee $42,814 (2020)
Registration Fee
Other Study Costs


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