Build the new possible
Expand your horizons and solve tomorrow's problems with Engineering postgraduate study.
The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering has introduced four new postgraduate programmes in Health Projects, Infrastructure Asset Management, Materials Engineering and Medical Engineering to meet industry and sector needs. These programmes will deepen students' areas of expertise and feature opportunities to collaborate with industry partners. Programme graduates will oversee building projects, create sustainable new materials and build the next generation of medical devices.
The Health Projects programme, in particular, has been created to fill a very specific skills gap. A shortage of qualified project managers has challenged Northern region's District Health Boards’ long-term infrastructure plans, so the New Zealand government plans to invest $9.5 billion into the health sector over the next 15 years. The Faculty of Engineering will train project managers to oversee those infrastructure changes. This programme includes a two-year pilot that will provide four University of Auckland students with paid internships while they study a Master of Engineering Project Management, Health Projects specialisation (MEPM-H).
Learn more about our new postgraduate programmes and how you could use your newfound skills to build the new possible.
Master of Engineering Project Management - Health Specialisation
Created in partnership with multiple District Health Boards (DHBs), this specialisation addresses the shortage of capital works project managers needed to complete New Zealand's upcoming health projects. Health project managers will work in capital projects within the health sector, with a focus on successful project delivery, stakeholder management and risk management.
New technologies will drive the future of the medical industry. Medical Engineering combines knowledge from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering, where the core topics are design-based rather than technical. Subjects include biomedical engineering, medical devices, digital technology, biomaterials and biomedical science and analysis. This postgraduate degree is available as a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and as a masters programme with opportunities for further research.
Infrastructure Asset Management
From roads and telecommunications to water supply and parks, infrastructure is essential to our everyday existence. The upkeep of these resources is a major investment, and the industry needs fresh minds to oversee its systems and nurture the assets that make modern life possible. Masters candidates can choose between three pathways: network management and systems, strategic asset management or a general pathway that has a blend of the endorsements. This postgraduate degree is available as a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and as a masters programme with opportunities for further research. All three programmes have core requirements of infrastructure management courses and climate adaptation.
Materials engineering challenges us to discover and design new materials that look in detail at the structure, properties and performance of the basic resources that make up the world. Materials can no longer be just efficient or economic: they need to contribute to the greater goals of clean energy, respect for the environment and native practices and a low-carbon economy.
Subjects in this programme include advanced materials processing, biomaterials engineering, energy & environmental materials and materials engineering. Students can choose a research project to tailor their postgraduate study to their career ambitions. This postgraduate degree is available as a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and as a masters programme with opportunities for further research.