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
  • Electromagnetics
  • Forensic speech analysis
  • Green energy
  • Information technology
  • Local and international telecommunications networks
  • Power systems
  • Radio system design
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless power charging

Entry requirements

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.
  • Applicants applying for their second masters degree 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 Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering

120 point option

Completion of ELECTENG 796 ME Thesis (120 points)

180 point option

Completion of ELECTENG 796 ME Thesis (120 points)
At least 60 points from courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering schedule

Master of Engineering Studies

120 point option

At least 45 points from:

  • Semester One
    • COMPSYS 726 Robotics and Intelligent Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 734 Power Electronics (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 737 Advanced Radio Systems (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • ELECTENG 704 Advanced Control Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 706 Digital Signal Processing (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 738 Selected Topics in Advanced Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 741 Advanced Digital Communications (15 points)
  • Semesters One and Two (you cannot choose more than 45 points from this list)
    • ELECTENG 787 Project X (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 788 A&B Project Y (30 points)
    • ELECTENG 789 Project Z (30 points)
    • ELECTENG 795 A&B Research Project (45 points)

Up to 75 points from:

  • Semester One
    • ELECTENG 721 Radio Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 722 Control Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 731 Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 732 Communication Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 733 Signal Processing (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • ELECTENG 701 Wireless Communication (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 703 Advanced Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 726 Digital Communications (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 736 Analog and Digital Filter Synthesis (15 points)
  • Up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

180 point option

At least 45 points from:

  • Semester One
    • COMPSYS 726 Robotics and Intelligent Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 734 Power Electronics (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 737 Advanced Radio Systems (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • COMPSYS 704 Advanced Embedded Systems (15 points)
    • COMPSYS 705 Formal Methods for Engineers (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 704 Advanced Control Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 706 Digital Signal Processing (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 738 Selected Topics in Advanced Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 741 Advanced Digital Communications (15 points)
  • Semesters One and Two (you cannot choose more than 60 points from this list)
    • ELECTENG 787 Project X (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 788 A&B Project Y (30 points)
    • ELECTENG 789 Project Z (30 points)
    • ELECTENG 795 A&B Research Project (45 points)

Up to 135 points from:

  • Semester One
    • ELECTENG 721 Radio Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 722 Control Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 731 Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 732 Communication Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 733 Signal Processing (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • ELECTENG 701 Wireless Communication (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 703 Advanced Power Systems (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 726 Digital Communications (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies (15 points)
    • ELECTENG 736 Analog and Digital Filter Synthesis (15 points)
  • Up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Help and advice

For general student enquiries, please contact the Engineering Student Centre.

If you would like further academic information, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.