Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering (MRobotEng)

This masters programme harnesses our internationally-recognised expertise to provide pathways to employment and research in a future-proof field.

Programme overview

As the world of work evolves, we see a growing need for expertise in the robotics and automation field – in Aotearoa and globally. This is based on their widespread applicability in many industries, including healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. The MRobotEng aims to produce graduates with the knowledge to develop, deploy and support these technologies at advanced levels, for years to come.

Many of our teaching staff are well-recognised experts in the field, and are a part of the University’s Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science, who boast collaborations with industry and researchers at a global scale. This ensures that our courses are kept up-to-date with recent real-world applications, as well as containing direct insights into the emerging technologies available here in New Zealand.

Our history of interdisciplinary collaborations also means that you will have opportunities to participate in projects with a variety of industry partners. While this is a taught programme, you will be exposed to hands-on work to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to thrive in this sector.

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 Robotics and Automation Engineering (PGCertRobotEng) and 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering (PGDipRobotEng). These qualifications also provide students with alternative pathways towards the MRobotEng.

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

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate
Points 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 engineering, psychology, and medical and health sciences. Your study must have been at a recognised university, and you will need a minimum GPA of 4.0. 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 PGCertRobotEng or PGDipRobotEng 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 Robotics and Automation 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 Robotics and Automation Engineering.