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 options available

Programme overview

At present, mathematical modelling is enjoying a high degree of public awareness, with real-world applications such as COVID-19 and climate modelling frequently appearing in the news.

The Master of Mathematical Modelling will expose students to a broad range of realistic modelling techniques and provide them with expertise in advanced computational tools as well as fundamental knowledge of the underlying theoretical principles and assumptions.

This programme is available with both 120- and 180-point pathways. It comprises core Engineering Science and Mathematics courses, and a broad range of electives.

Students will also complete a research project worth 45 points.

Programme structure

The Mathematical Modelling programme is a cross-faculty collaboration between the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science and the Department of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Engineering. It is available with both 120- and 180-point pathways. The programme includes four core courses and elective courses in Engineering Science, Mathematics and Physics.

Students will also complete a 45-point research project.

120-point masters students must complete the following:

  • At least 15 points from MATHS 765, 787
  • At least 15 points from ENGSCI 711, 721
  • Up to 45 points from BIOMENG 771, ECON 721, 723, ENGSCI 712, 740, 746, 755, 760, 761, 763, 765, 768, ENVPHYS 701, MATHS 761–764, 766, 769, 770, OPSMGT 752, PHYSICS 742, 743, 752, 753, 757, 780
  • 45 points: ENGSCI 795 Research Project

180-point masters students must complete the following:

  • 60 points: ENGSCI 711, 721, MATHS 765, 787
  • At least 45 points from BIOMENG 771, ECON 721, 723, ENGSCI 712, 740, 746, 755, 760, 761, 763, 765, 768, ENVPHYS 701, MATHS 761–764, 766, 769, 770, OPSMGT 752, PHYSICS 742, 743, 752, 753, 757, 780
  • Up to 30 points from approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University
  • 45 points: ENGSCI 795 Research Project

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

  • Mathematical Modelling
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 one of:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), in a relevant subject and with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.
  • A Bachelors degree and Postgraduate Diploma, each in a relevant subject and with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 60 points of the relevant subject.
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a relevant subject, with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II and three years of relevant professional experience.

You must also have completed 15 points from COMPSCI 130, ENGGEN 131, MATHS 162, and 15 points from ENGSCI 311, 313, 314, MATHS 361, or the equivalent as approved by the Programme Director.

Relevant subjects include analytics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, engineering, operations research, physics, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics, or technology.

You must have completed one of:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a relevant subject, with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 in 75 points above Stage II

You must also have completed 15 points from COMPSCI 130, ENGGEN 131, MATHS 162, and 15 points from ENGSCI 311, 313, 314, MATHS 361, or the equivalent as approved by the Programme Director.

Relevant subjects include analytics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, engineering, operations research, physics, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics, 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 Mathematical Modelling, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Modelling, with a GPA of 4.0.

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

    One year of postgraduate study

  • 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

Taught 120 points

You must have completed either:

  • One year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in a relevant subject, with a GPE of 4.0.
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized institution in a relevant subject, with a GPE of 4.0, and three years of relevant professional experience.

You must have completed an introductory programming course in MATLAB, C, Python, or similar coding language, and an advanced undergraduate course on partial differential equations, or the equivalents as approved by the Programme Director.

Relevant subjects include analytics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, engineering, operations research, physics, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics, or technology.

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Math Modelling, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Math Modelling, 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 Mathematical Modelling cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,060 – $10,650*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $1,443.60 for full-time study (180 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.

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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.

Where could this programme take you?

You will be competent in interdisciplinary mathematical modelling and familiar with advanced computational techniques and methodologies. You may take up specialist roles in industrial R&D departments, government advice offices and quantitative forecasting.

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