Postgraduate study in Bioengineering

What can you study in Bioengineering?

While doing a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering, you will conduct research at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI). This qualification is fully research-based.

See a full list of research areas at the institute

You will work as part of a larger research team comprising postdoctoral researchers and students in a collaborative environment. You may also have the chance to work with international institutions and organisations as part of your project.

Entry requirements for Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

  • Please check the entry requirements for Master of Engineering in Bioengineering before you apply for this programme (research 120 points).

Entry requirements

  • You should have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Engineering (Honours) (or a bachelors degree in an approved subject) in order to be considered for this programme.

Where can postgraduate study in Bioengineering take you?

Postgraduate study in Bioengineering can open doors for professions in research and industry; another common career pathway is to establish your own start-up.

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Bioengineering

You may pursue either a 120 or 180 points ME in Biomedical Engineering. This is generally dependent on your prior study. Both options require the completion of a 120 point research thesis. The 180 point ME requires an additional 60 points of courses from a list of taught classes.

Your thesis topic should be designed in discussion with your supervisor, and we encourage discussion with potential supervisors during the application stage to ensure that coursework options align with your intended research area.

The 180 point ME is intended for students with a relevant three-year bachelors degree, such as engineering, science or another relevant study. This requires selecting an additional 60 points from a list of taught classes relevant to your chosen research specialisation.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Master of Engineering

120-point option:

  • Completion of BIOENG 796 ME Thesis (120 points)

180-point option:

  • Completion of BIOENG 796 ME Thesis (120 points)
  • At least 60 points from courses listed FROM BIOMENG 771, CHEMMAT 753, 754, 757, ELECTENG 722, 733, ENGGEN 769, ENGSCI 711, 712, 740, 772, MECHENG 743, MEDSCI 703, 737, other relevant 700 level courses offered at the university approved by the Programme Director.

Courses – Faculty of Engineering

Find out more information about the Faculty of Engineering courses or search the Course Outlines.

Apply for Enrolment Concession:

If the result shows something preventing you from enrolling in a class, look for a Concession button below the results. If it's there, it means you can apply for a concession online, where it will be assessed and considered by your faculty. See Applying for an enrolment concession.

Further study options

Scholarships and awards

You may be eligible to apply for one or more of the following scholarships:

You can also search for other scholarships.

Other than scholarships and awards, many of our researchers have grant funding that includes a masters stipend. Projects with such funding can be found on FindaThesis.

Help and advice

For general student enquiries and to contact a postgraduate adviser, please email:
bioeng-pgoffice@auckland.ac.nz