Master of Engineering Studies

Points per degree 120 or 180
Full-time study 1 year (120 points); 18 months (180 points)
Part-time study Up to 4 years (120 points); Up to 6 years (180 points)
Taught by Faculty of Engineering
Taught at City and Tāmaki Campus
Application Closing date Semester One: 8 December (31 Jan for Plastics and Medical Devices specialisations)
Semester Two: 4 July
Start date Semester One: 2 March 2016
Semester Two: 20 July 2016


The Master of Engineering Studies is for students with an academic engineering background who wish to continue their studies at an advanced level, develop an advanced technical foundation and gain industrial perspective in a specialised area.

It is a coursework-based masters degree available in non-specialised fields of engineering and eight specialised areas.

Programme highlights

  • A two-semester fulltime taught masters qualification, with the option for small research projects.
  • General engineering options provide a flexible course structure, allowing you to tailor your learning to suit your interests.
  • Specialist engineering areas each have a specialised set of courses.
  • Aimed at providing an advanced technical foundation and an industrial perspective, particularly in the areas of specialisation.
  • International students must study full-time.

Programme options

Career opportunities

  • Design and/or research engineers within the yacht and small craft industry or the high performance yacht racing sector
  • Road engineer
  • Traffic operations management
  • Planning and design of transport facilities
  • Transportation planning
  • Transportation and network analysis
  • Highway safety and operations
  • Road management systems
  • Advanced pavement engineering
  • Crash reduction and prevention
  • Highway geometric design
  • Public transport – planning and operation
  • Sustainable transport – planning and design
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Materials including metals, ceramics and polymer industries
  • Chemical plants
  • Marine engineering
  • Materials selection and recycling
  • Corrosion and protection engineering
  • Solar energy application (plants)
  • Water desalination plants
  • Oil and natural gas industry
  • Coal gasification

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