Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements for Engineering postgraduate programmes

Acceptance into a postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Engineering is normally based on academic merit, and is at the discretion of the Dean of Engineering. Specific programme requirements you will need to meet are detailed here.

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English language requirements

English language proficiency

If you are applying from international education provider and English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency with:

• An IELTS or other approved English language test score, or

• The successful completion of an English language pathway programme (FCertEAP or EPPS) offered by the University of Auckland’s English Language Academy (ELA).  For further details, please see the ELA website:  www.ela.auckland.ac.nz


Minimum proficiency requirements

• Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or

• FCertEAP with B-; or

• EPPS with B.  


More information

FCertEAP:  www.ela.auckland.ac.nz/course-fcerteap-10

EPPS:    www.ela.auckland.ac.nz/course-epps-49


Students with New Zealand Permanent Resident status who have graduated with a degree within the last five years from a university where the teaching is performed in the English language or who have worked for at least the last three years in an English speaking country may be exempt from this requirement, subject to providing acceptable proof.


Entry into a postgraduate diploma programme

Entry criteria for a postgraduate diploma will vary according to the subject in which you intend to complete this qualification.

As a general rule, you need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree at a recognised tertiary institution, with passes in the specified prerequisite courses in your selected subject area.

Find your selected postgraduate diploma programme



Entry into a masters programme

Acceptance into a masters programme is at the discretion of the Dean of Engineering.

As a general rule, you will need to have completed a relevant four-year bachelors degree such as a bachelors (honours) degree or a postgraduate diploma at a recognised institution, and to have obtained a better than average grade point average for admission into a masters programme.

Note: All practical work requirements for the BE(Hons) degree must be completed before a student can be admitted to a masters degree.

International applicants with an approved qualification that is considered equivalent to the four year BE(Hons) can also be considered for direct entry into our masters programmes.

All returning students who are upgrading from the graduate diploma to a masters degree or from the MEngSt degree to the ME must apply to change their programme via Student Services Online.