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

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Engineering, designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to be effective employees in an essential field.

Programme structure

The PGCertMedicalEng is a 60-point taught programme. You’ll learn fundamental technical knowledge in areas like biomechanical engineering, medical devices, digital technology, biomaterials, and biomechanical science and analysis. You’ll also acquire essential skills in medical practices, regulatory processes, product development and innovation.

You’ll gain insights into future opportunities in the field, and can expect to get involved in in-depth discussions about solutions that fill the gaps between medical and engineering practice.

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

If you’re interested in a deeper exploration of this field, 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

  • Medical 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

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 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.

Other pathways to study

Completed a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

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 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 an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0.

Note: Relevant subjects include applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, 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 Medical Engineering cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,782.60 – $5,325*
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.

Start dates

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Other important 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.

To complete the PGCertMedicalEng, students must complete 60 points from the following courses.

At least 30 points from:

  • BIOMENG 771: Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • ENGSCI 740: Computational Engineering for Physical Systems
  • ENGGEN 770: Medical Device and Technology Development
  • ENGGEN 771: Medical Device Industry Practice

And up to 30 points from:

  • CHEMMAT 753: Biological Materials and Biomaterials
  • CHEMMAT 754: Materials Performance Enhancement
  • CHEMMAT 757: Engineering Biotechnology
  • CIVIL 703: Project Management
  • COMPSYS 731: Human-Robot Interaction
  • ENGGEN 705: Engineering Product Development
  • 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
  • MECHENG 728: Advanced MEMS and Microsystems
  • MECHENG 730: Advanced Biomechatronic Systems
  • MECHENG 752: Technology Management
  • MEDSCI 703: Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • MEDSCI 737: Biomedical MRI
  • PHYSICS 780: Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • POLYMER 700: Polymer Materials Engineering
  • POLYMER 704: Advanced Polymer Processing
  • Other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at the University.
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 skill sets 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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