Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Chemical and Materials Engineering

MEngSt (Chemical and Materials Engineering)

The Master of Engineering Studies in Chemical and Materials Engineering is a taught masters which is entirely course based.

The programme is aimed at students with an academic engineering background who wish to continue their studies at an advanced level, develop an advanced technical foundation and gain an industrial perspective within the field of Chemical and Materials Engineering. 

Quick facts - MEngSt (Chemical and Materials Engineering)

Points per degree

120

Full-time study

One year

Part-time study

Up to four years

Applications close

Semester One: 8 December
Semester Two: 4 July

Who should apply?


To be admitted to this programme, an applicant should have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) or an equivalent qualification. Students who have an appropriate three year bachelors degree may also apply with prior approval of the Head of Department.

Related information

Regulations for MEngSt

Entry requirements for international students

Programme structure


Semester One

Semester Two

at least 45 points from

CHEMMAT 713 Studies in Chemical Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 721 Advanced Materials

15

CHEMMAT 724

Advanced Materials Characterisation

15

CHEMMAT 773

Food Process Systems Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 752

Process Dynamics and Control

15

MECHENG 742

Advanced Materials Manufacturing

15

CHEMMAT 772

Advanced Food Process Engineering

15

 

 

 

up to 75 points from

CHEMMAT 712 Chemical Engineering Seminar

15

CHEMMAT 722 Materials Seminar

15

CHEMMAT 753

Non-metallic Materials

15

CHEMMAT 754

Materials Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 756

Food Processing Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 755

Electronic Materials and their Applications

15

 

 

CHEMMAT 757

Engineering Biotechnology

15

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Career opportunities


A degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering will provide you with a competitive set of academic and practical skills which are highly desired in the workplace.

Chemical engineering is a diverse profession. New graduates are usually employed in process operations and development where they apply their engineering skills for design, research and development, construction and installation, manufacturing and production, and administration/management services.

Many chemical and materials engineers are employed in industries converting raw materials to useful products such as dairy, food and drink, pharmaceuticals and toiletries, chemicals and allied products, cement, fertiliser, glass, ceramics, plastics, liquid fuels, water industry, steel and aluminium; processing of and production of materials; conversion of agricultural products; processing of timber including paper making; the development of resources such as natural gas, coal and other minerals; resource management and environmental protection.

With practical experience, graduates can develop their careers further by moving into design, technical sales, management and consulting. 

The job of chemical engineer is on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list, which means the Government is actively encouraging skilled workers from overseas to move to New Zealand.

Programme convenor