Postgraduate study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
What can you study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering?
A strong research focus is vital to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and postgraduate study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is no exception. You’ll gain opportunities to tackle projects alongside world-class researchers involved in designing real-world applications, such as the Forensics, Audio and Biometrics Group, our internationally-recognised researchers in power electronics, and more.
Major topics may include:
- Design and application of sophisticated medical electronics
- Computer modelling
- Forensic speech analysis
- Green energy
- Information technology
- Local and international telecommunications networks
- Power systems
- Radio system design
- Signal processing
- Wireless power charging
Important requirements for international students
- All international applicants should ensure that they meet all the programme’s entry requirements. You should only proceed with your application if your GPA matches or exceeds the requirements for your country listed in the engineering programme of your choice. Please do not apply if your GPA is below the minimum entry requirements, but consider the alternative study options that may be offered as a pathway into your preferred programme.
- You are strongly advised to consider visa application times. Please be aware of the student visa processing times in your home country and submit the documentation needed well ahead of the Faculty of Engineering's programme application deadlines. For processing times, contact the New Zealand High Commission/Embassy or your education agent.
- If you are applying for your second masters degree, you need to be aware that additional assessment requirements will take extra time. The Faculty of Engineering must assess your previous masters degree courses to ensure that they do not overlap with your selected courses in the University of Auckland programme that you have expressed interest in. You must therefore allow more time for your application to be processed, and be aware that further documentation may be required. Submit your application well in advance of the deadline if this is your situation, as you may also need to take visa application times into account.
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
“My Programme Requirements” is a feature in Student Services Online that tells you what the academic requirements are for your programme.
It shows you what courses you are enrolled in, what courses you have passed and what courses you can take to complete your degree. For more information, see How to view your programme requirements.
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
This is a flexible programme that can be structured around your engineering interests. Find out more
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
This is a 120-point Taught programme. You will need to complete a minimum of 90-points of courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the list provided under the Master of Engineering Studies (excludes research projects). The remaining 30-points can also be selected from this list, or you may choose up to 30-points of other appropriate courses, as approved by the Programme Director. Find out more
Master of Engineering
This degree aims to provide a research-focused learning environment in which you can develop your independent problem-solving skills through supervised research. The programme is offered in two options to suit the existing qualifications and experience of candidates. This degree may be awarded with Honours.
For the 120-point option you will complete a 120-point Research Thesis. For the 180-point option you will need to complete four 15-point electives in advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses which will provide you with key technical knowledge to enhance and support your research activities; followed by a 120-point Research Thesis. Find out more
- 120-point option
ELECTENG 796 A/B Research Thesis
- 180-point option
Select 60 points of electives from the Master of Engineering Studies course schedule below (excludes research projects).
ELECTENG 796 A/B Research Thesis
*Students will be required to submit a thesis topic and supervisor before starting their programme.
Master of Engineering Studies
The Master of Engineering Studies enables you to study a range of topics in your area of expertise. Students that elect to complete a Research Project of 30 points or more may be eligible for their degree to be awarded with Honours. This programme is available as a 120-point and 180-point taught option. Find out more
You must complete a minimum of 45 points from the following electives:
- COMPSYS 726 Robotics and Intelligent Systems
- ELECTENG 704 Advanced Control Systems
- ELECTENG 734 Power Electronics
- ELECTENG 737 Advanced Radio Engineering
- ELECTENG 738 Selected Topics in Advanced Power Systems
- ELECTENG 741 Advanced Digital Communications
- ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa
- ELECTENG 787 Project X (15-points 1 semester)
- ELECTENG 788 Project Y (30-points 2 semesters)
- ELECTENG 789 Project Z (30-points 1 semester)
- ELECTENG 795 Research Project (45-points 2 semesters)
*No more than 45 points can be taken from research projects)
For the 120-point programme you can select up to five 15-point electives and for the 180-point programme you can select up to nine 15-point electives from the following:
- ELECTENG 703 Advanced Power Systems
- ELECTENG 721 Radio Engineering
- ELECTENG 722 Modern Control Systems
- ELECTENG 726 Digital Communications
- ELECTENG 731 Power Systems
- ELECTENG 733 Digital Signal Processing
- ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies
- ELECTENG 736 Analog and Digital Filter Synthesis
*Students may also be eligible to select other relevant courses offered at this university, subject to approval of the Programme Director. The maximum limit for the 120-point programme is 30 points; and 45-points for the 180-point programme.
Not offered in 2024
- COMPSYS 727 Model-based Embedded Systems Design
- ELECTENG 701 Mobile Wireless Engineering
- ELECTENG 706 Topics in Digital Signal Processing
- ELECTENG 732 Communication Systems