Duration
Full-time: Varies
Next start date
2022 Semester One – 28 February
2022 Semester Two – 18 July
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

Materials engineering challenges us to discover and design new materials that look in detail at the structure, properties and performance of basic resources that make up the world. Innovations in this space are often at the core of new technologies that change the way we live. The MMaterialsEng offers a balanced understanding of materials design, synthesis and deployment, whilst cultivating management skills.

Programme structure

The MMaterialsEng is comprised of a combination of taught courses and a core research course. You can decide between a research project or a research portfolio of independent work. Industry is also looking for candidates willing to develop research projects or research portfolios that draw on Māori and indigenous knowledge, such as novel materials for green energy (eg. New Zealand plant fibres or biomass-derived graphite) or extracting valuable metals from industry waste. Students can choose from the following specialisations: biomaterials engineering, energy and environmental materials, and advanced materials processing.

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.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Advanced Materials Processing
  • Biomaterials Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Materials
  • Materials Engineering
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2022 entry requirements

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

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III

OR

You must have completed one of the following with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III:

  • An honours degree in a relevant subject
  • A postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject

Relevant subjects may include applied science, engineering, information technology, science, or technology.

You must have completed a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Relevant subjects may include applied science, engineering, information technology, science, or technology.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirement through your Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you can still gain entry by passing 60 points with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in one of the following:

In some circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a relevant Bachelors degree but have a GPA of at least 4.0 and three years' relevant professional experience.

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a Bachelors degree, but have attained extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience in the engineering profession deemed equivalent to the entry requirements. An interview may be required.

Relevant subjects may include applied science, engineering, information technology, science, or technology.

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

    Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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

    An undergraduate 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.

Alternatively, you must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

Relevant subjects may include applied science, engineering, information technology, science, or technology.

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 Materials Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Materials Engineering with a GPA of 4.0.

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

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

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$11,810.40 – $17,715.60*
International students
NZ$46,752*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 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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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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.

Start dates

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

Taught Masters:

A student who has to complete 120 points in the taught Master of Materials Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:

30 point of common courses from:

  • ENGGEN 730 Management skills for project professionals (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems thinking and project business case (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering contracts for project managers (15 points)
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)

Students must take:

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9

At least 15 points of core courses from:

  • CHEMMAT 720 Materials Design and Processing (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 723 Industrial Materials Engineering (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced functional Materials (15 points)

Research Projects:

  • CHEMMAT 780 Research Project – Level 9 (30 points), or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research Project– Level 9 (45 points)

Up to 30 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • MECHENG 735 MEMS and microsystems (15 points)
  • MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (15 points)
  • MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • CHEM 710 Structural and computational chemistry (15 points)
  • CHEM 780 Advanced Materials Chemistry (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 754 Condensed Matter Physics (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge (30 points)
  • ENGGEN 769 Special Study in Engineering Management
  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)

Biomaterials Engineering

  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and Biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 780 Research project (30 points)*
  • Or CHEMMAT 795 Research Project (45 points)

At least 15 points from:

  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 757 Engineering Biotechnology
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced Microbial Technology in Bioprocess Engineering
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies

Energy and Environmental Materials

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced Materials Characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 780 Research project (30 points)* or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research project (45 points)

At least 15 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced Functional Materials (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)

Advanced Materials Processing

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced Materials Characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)

Research Projects:

  • CHEMMAT 780 Research Project – Level 9 (30 points), or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research Project - Level 9 (45 points)

At least 15 points from CHEMMAT 720, 723, MECHENG 735, 742, 743.

A student who has to complete 180 points in the taught Master of Materials Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:

30 points of common courses from:

  • ENGGEN 730 Management skills for project professionals (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems thinking and project business case (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering contracts for project managers (15 points)
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)

Students must take:

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9

At least 15 points of core courses from:

  • CHEMMAT 720 Materials Design and Processing (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 723 Industrial Materials Engineering (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced functional Materials (15 points)

Research Projects:

  • CHEMMAT 780 Research Project – Level 9 (30 points), or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research Project– Level 9 (45 points)

Up to 90 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 722 Directed Studies of Materials (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and Biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • MECHENG 735 MEMS and microsystems (15 points)
  • MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (15 points)
  • MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)
  • CHEM 710 Structural and computational chemistry (15 points)
  • CHEM 780 Advanced Materials Chemistry (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 754 Condensed Matter Physics (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge (30 points)
  • ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers (15 points)
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)

Biomaterials Engineering

  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and Biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 780 Research project (30 points) or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research Project (45 points)

At least 30 points from:

  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced Materials Characterisation – Level 9
  • CHEMMAT 757 Engineering Biotechnology
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced Microbial Technology in Bioprocess Engineering
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies

Energy and Environmental Materials

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced Materials Characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 780 Research project (30 points) or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research project (45 points)

At least 30 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced Functional Materials (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)

Advanced Materials Processing

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced Materials Characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)

Research Projects:

  • CHEMMAT 780 Research Project – Level 9 (30 points) or
  • CHEMMAT 795 Research project (45 points)

At least 30 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 720 Materials Design and Processing (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 723 Industrial Materials Engineering (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level
  • MECHENG 735 MEMS and microsystems (15 points)
  • MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (15 points)
  • MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (15 points)

Research Masters

A student who has to complete 120 points in the research Master of Materials Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:

  • CHEMMAT 776 or 777 Research Portfolio (90 points)

30 points of courses from:

  • CHEMMAT 720 Materials Design and Processing (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 723 Industrial Materials Engineering (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced functional Materials (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • MECHENG 735 MEMS and microsystems (15 points)
  • MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (15 points)
  • MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • CHEM 710 Structural and computational chemistry (15 points)
  • CHEM 780 Advanced Materials Chemistry (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 754 Condensed Matter Physics (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 730 Management skills for project professionals (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems thinking and project business case (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge
  • ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)
  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)

A student who has to complete 180 points in the research Master of Materials Engineering must satisfy the following requirements:

Materials research portfolio:

  • CHEMMAT 776 or 777 Research Portfolio (90 points)

At least 30 points of core courses from:

  • CHEMMAT 720 Materials Design and Processing (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 723 Industrial Materials Engineering (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 725 Advanced functional Materials (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)

Up to 60 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and biomaterials – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 758 Resource Recovery Technologies (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 760 Advanced microbial technology (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 763 Waste Reduction and Recycling Technologies (15 points)
  • MECHENG 735 MEMS and microsystems (15 points)
  • MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (15 points)
  • MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (15 points)
  • ENERGY 722 Energy Technology (15 points)
  • CHEM 710 Structural and computational chemistry (15 points)
  • CHEM 780 Advanced Materials Chemistry (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 754 Condensed Matter Physics (15 points)
  • PHYSICS 780 Advanced Imaging Technologies (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 730 Management skills for project professionals (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems thinking and project business case (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering contracts for project managers (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge
  • ENGGEN 769 Special Study in Engineering Management
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)
  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

The University wants to catapult your career to the next level by developing your technical and entrepreneurial skillset. Employers are actively recruiting employees with these skills in the manufacturing and energy industries, materials processing and production, as well as new metals deployment.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Energy materials engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials Development engineer
  • Process engineer

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