Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Grafton, Newmarket
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

The MEngSt allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills. It is flexible – you can study either full-time or part-time, undertake either a primarily coursework or research-focused programme, and choose from sixteen distinct specialisations.

This programme ultimately requires an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. You will demonstrate the high-quality critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are sought-after by employers worldwide, or consider this as foundation for further study.

Programme structure

Taught

  • This is available as either a 120 or 180-point programme. The option you pursue is generally dependent on your prior study.
  • The programme structure varies depending on your chosen specialisation – some offer flexibility and the chance to select courses tailored to your interests, while others have specific requirements. Some specialisations are only available as a 120-point option.

Research

  • This is a 120-point option available for the Food Process Engineering, or Medical Devices and Technologies specialisations only.
  • In both cases, you are required to complete a 90-point research portfolio and two 15-point, taught electives.

2018 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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelors degree in an approved subject

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a BE or BE(Hons) with a GPA of 4.0 in 120 points above Stage III, in the same as your intended specialisation.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in a field related to your chosen specialisation, such as architecture, physics or geology, with a GPA of 4.0.

You must have completed a BE or BE(Hons) with a GPA of 4.0 in 120 points above Stage III, in the same as your intended specialisation.

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 Engineering with a GPA of 4.0.

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

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    Four-year engineering degree

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree in engineering

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    Four-year engineering degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    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.

You will need a GPE of 4.0.

You must have completed an undergraduate engineering degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field similar to your intended specialisation.

You will need a GPE of 4.0.

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.

You will need a GPE of 4.0.

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 Engineering with a GPA of 4.0.

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have completed an undergraduate degree and have three years of work experience in engineering.  

How much does a Master of Engineering Studies cost per year?

2018 fees

The domestic fee for the Light Metals Reduction Technology specialisation will exceed the estimated range due to its required courses.

Domestic students
NZ$9,462 – $10,124.40*
International students
NZ$39,584*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note that the Master of Engineering Studies in Plastics is only available as a part-time programme.

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 One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

Your specialisation may determine your career path, though our graduates fit broad roles in planning, evaluating, designing, maintaining and operating engineering products and infrastructure. The MEngSt gives you opportunities to advance in ranking, become a lead engineer, or enjoy a career in research and development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Design engineer
  • Process engineering manager
  • Product engineer
  • Project manager
  • Senior engineer
  • Software developer

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