Master of Aerospace Engineering (MAerospaceEng)

This masters programme is the first of its kind in Aotearoa, and aims to prepare the next generation for employment in the space and aeronautical sectors.

Programme overview

Be a part of Aotearoa’s growing space industry with our study options designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to be effective employees in an increasingly significant new area.

Our study options in Aerospace Engineering will be supported by Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, who aims to enhance the growth of the New Zealand space sector. The institute is led by academics already working in the aerospace sector, which means that the University of Auckland is in a position to deliver the necessary teaching expertise required for the MAerospaceEng. This programme has also received additional endorsement from the New Zealand Space Agency, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

We also offer opportunities for practical projects with industry. This ensures that you’re prepared to fulfil your future workforce’s demands for complex problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship.

This masters programme is set to launch in 2021. Alongside it are variations that allow for shorter-term and part-time learning: the 60-point Postgraduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (PGCertAerospaceEng) and 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (PGDipAerospaceEng). These qualifications also provide students with alternative pathways towards the MAerospaceEng.

This programme will be offered in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate
Points 120 point research
180 point research
120 point taught
180 point taught
Duration 12-18 months full-time
Location City Campus
Start date Semester One 2021

Entry requirements

You should have completed a bachelors or honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Science. Your study must have been at a recognised university, and you will need a minimum GPA of 5.0. Calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA).

This programme can be studied full-time or part-time, and is open to both international and domestic students. International applicants must also have evidence of English language proficiency, such as an IELTS score of 6.5, and no bands below 6.0, or equivalent.

Students may consider pursuing a PGCertAerospaceEng or PGDipAerospaceEng if they do not meet the initial entry requirements. You will be able to discuss your options with the Engineering Student Centre.

Enquiries and applications

The Master of Aerospace Engineering, as well as its PGDip and PGCert variants are currently subject to approval, but once that process is complete they will be offered from Semester One, 2021.

You can also register on our Expression of Interest form to get the latest updates on our study options in Aerospace Engineering.