Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

In an age of rapid technological development, Operations Research is an essential field. Offered with the Faculty of Science, this interdisciplinary programme is open to students with undergraduate backgrounds in arts, commerce, engineering or science.

Our graduates are in return, versatile. This research qualification develops your ability to solve problems, think critically, and adopt the fundamentals of the field: minimise risk, make organisations more effective, and ultimately, respond to ongoing demand in both public and private sectors.

Programme structure

The MOR is a research masters. You will have to complete a 120 point thesis, as carried out under the guidance of a supervisor, within the allocated timeframe.

Thesis submission dates for full-time students:

  • Commencing in Semester One: 28 February of the following year
  • Commencing in Semester Two: 14 July of the following year

It is recommended that you consult a member of our academic staff about your proposed thesis topic beforehand.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Operations Research

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 5.0
    • Bachelor of Arts (Hons),
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons),
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) 
    • Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed either a BA(Hons), BCom (Hons), BE(Hons), or BSc(Hons) with a GPA of 5.0. You also must have passed the following courses:

  • ENGSCI 760 and 761, or
  • ENGSCI 460 and either ENGSCI 450 or 451.

Other pathways to study

Alternatively, you can gain entry to the MOR if you complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research with a GPA of 5.0.

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
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0. Your degree must have been in engineering, arts, science, or commerce, with an advanced-level course in linear programming. Competence in statistics is also required.

Other pathways to study

Alternatively, you can gain entry to the MOR if you complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research with a GPA of 5.0.

How much does a Master of Operations Research cost per year?

2018 fees

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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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 One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Operations Research is an extensive, multidisciplinary field, allowing you to work in a variety of industries, particularly where big data is prominent – future career possibilities may even be tailored to your personal interests. Your advanced skills in self-directed research will additionally provide confidence to adapt to any new applications that may arise.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business analyst
  • Energy modelling analyst
  • Project engineer
  • Senior consultant
  • Software developer

Neil completed a Master of Operations Research. He now works as a consultant at Broad Solutions Ltd.

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