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

Medical technology is getting more complex, and the field needs upskilled engineering graduates to help maintain and create it. Get a head start in this exciting field with the Master of Medical Engineering, designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to be effective employees in an essential field.

Programme structure

There are four ways to complete a MMedicalEng. Your selection will depend on your technical and educational background, and career goals.

The MMedicalEng is available in 120 and 180 point taught pathways. Each pathway has two taught specialisations available in:

  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices and Technologies

You can learn more about the programme courses and both specialisations in the Courses tab.

If you’re not ready to commit to a masters programme, we also offer the following:

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

  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Med Devices and Technologies
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.

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.

Other pathways to study

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

Or:

A Bachelors degree in a relevant subject with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II and at least three years of relevant professional experience

Or:

A relevant Postgraduate Diploma from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by the Senate or its representative.

Or:

In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who hasextensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent.

Note: Relevant subjects include applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, 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
  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • 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 subject at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

Note: Relevant subjects include applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, science, or technology.

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

Note: Relevant subjects include applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, science, or technology.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards one of the following 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.

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 Medical Engineering cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,565.20 – $10,650*
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.

The Biomechanical Engineering specialisation will provide fundamental technical knowledge in areas like biomechanics, orthopaedic engineering, computational biomedical engineering, wearable and digital technology, biomaterials, and biomedical science and analysis.

The Medical Devices and Technologies specialisation complements your background in engineering, medicine or science with knowledge in medical devices technology and practice. The courses we offer are lecture-based, delivered as modules. They are taught by specialists throughout the University, as well as guests working in relevant organisations. This ensures that we meet the needs of students from both industry and academic backgrounds. The course covers aspects of medical device design, future needs in the medical industry, as identified by the World Health Organization, clinical assessments of medical devices, and more.

Thesis or research project
A research component is necessary to the MMedicalEng, regardless of your focus. This enables you to apply your technical knowledge to practical scenarios, and build your confidence in the field.

A student who has to complete 120 points in the MMedicalEng must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:

Biomechanical Engineering specialisation:

30 points:

  • BIOMENG 771: Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • ENGSCI 740: Computational Engineering for Physical Systems

45 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 753: Biological Materials and Biomaterials
  • CHEMMAT 754: Materials Performance Enhancement
  • CHEMMAT 757: Engineering Biotechnology
  • COMPSYS 731: Human-Robot Interaction
  • ENGSCI 711: Advanced Mathematical Modelling
  • ENGSCI 712: Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing
  • ENGSCI 721: Data-centric Engineering for Physical Systems
  • ENGSCI 772: Whole Organ Modelling
  • MEDSCI 737: Biomedical MRI
  • Other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at the University.

45 points:

  • ENGGEN 790: Research Project

Medical Devices and Technologies specialisation:

30 points:

  • ENGGEN 770: Medical Device and Technology Development
  • ENGGEN 771: Medical Device Industry Practice

Up to 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 703: Project Management
  • POLYMER 700: Polymer Materials Engineering
  • POLYMER 704: Advanced Polymer Processing
  • ENGGEN 705: Engineering Product Development
  • MECHENG 728: Advanced MEMS and Microsystems
  • MECHENG 730: Advanced Biomechatronic Systems
  • MECHENG 752: Technology Management
  • MEDSCI 703: Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • PHYSICS 780: Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • Other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at the University.

Either

45 points:

  • ENGGEN 790: Research Project

Or

60 points:

  • ENGGEN 791 Dissertation

A student who has to complete 180 points in the MMedicalEng must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:

Biomechanical Engineering specialisation:

60 points:

  • BIOMENG 771: Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • ENGSCI 740: Computational Engineering for Physical Systems
  • ENGGEN 730: Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 769: Research Methods for Engineers

75 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 753: Biological Materials and Biomaterials
  • CHEMMAT 754: Materials Performance Enhancement
  • CHEMMAT 757: Engineering Biotechnology
  • COMPSYS 731: Human-Robot Interaction
  • ENGSCI 711: Advanced Mathematical Modelling
  • ENGSCI 712: Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing
  • ENGSCI 721: Data-centric Engineering for Physical Systems
  • ENGSCI 772: Whole Organ Modelling
  • MEDSCI 737: Biomedical MRI
  • Other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at the University.

45 points:

  • ENGGEN 790: Research Project

Medical Devices and Technologies specialisation:

60 points:

  • ENGGEN 770: Medical Device and Technology Development
  • ENGGEN 771: Medical Device Industry Practice
  • ENGGEN 730: Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 769: Research Methods for Engineers

Up to 75 points from:

  • CIVIL 703: Project Management
  • POLYMER 700: Polymer Materials Engineering
  • POLYMER 704: Advanced Polymer Processing
  • ENGGEN 705: Engineering Product Development
  • MECHENG 728: Advanced MEMS and Microsystems
  • MECHENG 730: Advanced Biomechatronic Systems
  • MECHENG 752: Technology Management
  • MEDSCI 703: Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • PHYSICS 780: Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • Other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at the University.

Either

45 points:

  • ENGGEN 790: Research Project

Or

60 points:

  • ENGGEN 791 Dissertation
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?

Aotearoa New Zealand is home to over 130 medical device companies, many of which currently employ our graduates, though the skillsets offered by our programme may open up new opportunities worldwide. We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary technical, medical, ethical, regulatory and business knowledge required to contribute to industry. Through practical and theoretical training, talented students tend to be ready not just to fulfil a skill demand in the domestic and global medical devices industry, but also to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what’s currently available.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Field Services Engineer
  • Health Engineer
  • Medical Technology Engineer

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