Specialisations

The Faculty of Engineering offers a variety of specialisations that mirror the diversity of our five departments, the ever-evolving engineering profession, and our increasingly interdisciplinary research.

Undergraduate specialisations

Our nine Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, a signatory of the Washington Accord. This makes it a recognisable engineering qualification in many countries.

Postgraduate specialisations

We additionally offer more postgraduate specialisations to accomodate to the detailed nature of advanced study. You can also undertake a study programme that’s either taught or research-focused.

Bioengineering

Master of Engineering (research)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Computer Systems Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Construction Management

*Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Disaster Management

Master of Disaster Management (research or taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earthquake Engineering

Master of Earthquake Engineering (research or taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Energy

Master of Energy (research or taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management (taught)
Master of Engineering Project Management (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Engineering Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Environmental Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Food Engineering

*Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Geotechnical Engineering

*Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Geothermal Energy Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology
*Master of Engineering (research)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Light Metals Reduction Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Mechatronics Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Medical Devices and Technologies

*Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Operations Research

Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research
Master of Operations Research (research)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Polymer Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering specialising in Polymer Engineering
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Software Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Transportation Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
*Master of Engineering (research)
Master of Engineering Studies (taught)
*Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

* This isn't offered as a PhD specialisation, but can be pursued as a research area in an associated department.