Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Semester Two – 24 July
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

New Zealand is a world leader in – and ideally placed for – innovation in renewable energy. Gain industry insights and explore technological developments with our roster of internationally-recognised experts, and prepare to lead in a sustainable global sector that continuously evolves to meet our daily needs. With significant input from top researchers from the Geothermal Institute, you’ll be provided with up-to-date skills and knowledge that directly apply to the real world.

This flexible programme lets you focus on a field of energy while pursuing courses from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Business School. Our schedules and streamed lectures allow you to study while working, and your research can align with your employment. 

This programme has guaranteed scholarships.

Programme structure

Most students complete a 120 point programme, although a 180-point option is also available. The following information is for the 120 point option.

  • You will complete two core courses that provide an overview of the industry’s business and technology issues.
  • The taught option requires the completion of a 45 point research project and three 15 point electives.
  • Electives let you pursue an aspect of the industry that interests you. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of courses that include focusing on a specific form of energy, or engineering technology, environmental science or business.
  • To allow flexibility, your research project is split into two parts; you will fulfil this requirement over two semesters. However, be aware that one part contains twice the course load of the other. You have the choice of which part to complete first.
  • The research programme is targeted at applicants with previous experience in the energy industry. This option involves completing a 90 point research thesis and two core courses.
  • In both cases, your research component requires working on a problem relevant to industry. This may cover economic, environmental, regulatory or technical issues.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Energy

2017 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) or postgraduate study in science or commerce

  • Taught 180 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) or postgraduate study in science or commerce

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0 in 120 points of courses above stage III
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Science with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Commerce with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of 5.0. 

You must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce with a GPA of 5.0 in 75 points above stage II.

You must have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0 in 120 points of courses above stage III
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Science with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with a GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Commerce with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of 5.0. 

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Engineering Technology with a GPA of 5.0. 

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have completed a bachelors degree and have three years of work experience in the energy industry.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    Four-year engineering degree or postgraduate study in science or commerce

  • Taught 180 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in engineering, science or commerce

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    Four-year engineering degree or postgraduate study in science or commerce

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

Alternatively, you must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in engineering, science or business at a recognised university (or similar institution). 

You will need a GPE of 5.0.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar) in engineering, science or business. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

You must have completed a four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

Alternatively, you must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in engineering, science or business at a recognised university (or similar institution). 

You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Engineering Technology with a GPA of 5.0. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have completed an undergraduate degree and have three years of work experience in the energy industry.

How much does a Master of Energy cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,276 – $9,926*
International students
NZ$38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2017
4 July 2017
Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

The MEnergy prepares you for high-ranking, advisory positions worldwide, and your career path is dependent on technical skills and research concentration. Being the in the Geothermal Institute’s flagship programme means you may take advantage of our strong relationships with industry, be it in harnessing networking opportunities or gaining the wide perspectives needed to reach your career goals.

Jobs related to this programme

Some career paths may require further study.

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  • Reservoir engineer
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Alex completed a Master of Energy. He now works as a geothermal engineer in the Research and Development Team of MB Century.

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