Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2022 Semester One – 28 February
2022 Semester Two – 18 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The PGCertMaterialsEng is aimed at those who aspire to a career in materials processing and production, manufacturing, new materials deployment and development disciplines either in a technical or management role. It is best suited to those looking to upskill quickly within their field.

Programme structure

Materials can no longer be just efficient or economic. Today’s world needs materials that work toward the greater goal of clean energy, respect for the environment and native practices, and a low-carbon economy. New Zealand is calling out for specialists who can inspire that change with innovative engineering technology, and professionals with the commercial expertise to bring those technologies to the world. The University of Auckland is looking for motivated people to consider the future of materials science in our environment, energy, food, water and even nanotechnology sectors. With your passion we can lead a materials engineering industry that truly respects the needs of humanity and the planet.

Specialisations in biomaterials engineering, energy and environmental materials, and advanced materials processing are also available.

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 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 2.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.

OR

You must have completed a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

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 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an undergraduate degree in a relevant field with a minimum GPE of 3.0.

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

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Materials Engineering cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,905.20*
International students
NZ$23,376*

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 $489.60 for full-time study (60 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.

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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 programme comprises:

At least 30 points 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 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 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 (30 points)
  • ENGGEN 769 Special Study in Engineering Management
  • ENVENG 752 Risk, LCA and Sustainability (15 points)
  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)

Biomaterials Engineering

At least 30 points from:

  • BIOMENG 771 Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • CHEMMAT 753 Biological Materials and biomaterials – 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

At least 30 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 724 Advanced materials characterisation – Level 9 (15 points)
  • 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

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)
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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