Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Engineering Science

MEngSt (Engineering Science)

The Master of Engineering Studies in Engineering Science provides graduates with a solid foundation of technical skills in the areas of Continuum Mechanics, Signal Processing, Energy and Geothermal Engineering, Operations Research and Biomedical Engineering.

This programme will give you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge in a specialised area of engineering. You will expand on your undergraduate studies and learn from subject matter experts, many of whom are recognised leaders in their fields. It will require you to complete research projects, which will give you the opportunity to study a chosen topic more closely, and use your acquired knowledge to solve complex engineering problems.

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Quick facts - MEngSt (Engineering Science)
  Option A Option B
Points per degree 120 180
Full-time study One year 18 months
Part-time study Up to four years Up to six years
Applications close Semester One: 8 December
Semester Two: 4 July

 

Who should apply?


Anybody with a suitable undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics may consider applying for this programme.

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Programme outline


  • One year full-time, or part-time over 2-4 years. Approximately half of the students on our programme are working part-time, sponsored by their employers.
  • Consists of eight courses on a range of topics in construction management. There are three core papers and a range of electives. See course list for information on electives.
  • Optional projects can be taken to study a subject in greater depth, and such projects may be undertaken in conjunction with the student’s industrial sponsor. You will need approval for these projects.
  • The Work Based Learning course is aligned to the IPENZ professional competencies and will help a student in preparation toward CPEng.
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Programme structure


Option A - 120 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • 45 points from ENGSCI 787–789, 795
  • Up to 75 points from ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785
  • Up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Semester One

Semester Two

45 points from

ENGSCI 785 A/B Project Z

45

ENGSCI 789

Project Z

45

ENGSCI 789

Project Z

45

ENGSCI 788 A&B Project Y

30

ENGSCI 787

Project X

15

 

 

 

up to 75 points from

ENGSCI 711

Advanced Mathematical Modelling

15

ENGSCI 712

Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing

15

ENGSCI 740

Advanced Mechanics in Research and Technology

15

ENGSCI 741

Advanced Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Mechanics

15

ENGSCI 753

Computational Techniques in Mechanics and Bioengineering

15

ENGSCI 763

Advanced Simulation and Stochastic Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 760

Algorithms for Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 768

Advanced Operations Research and Analytics

15

ENGSCI 761

Integer and Multi-objective Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 772

Whole Organ Modelling

15

ENGSCI 762

Scheduling and Optimisation in Decision Making

15

GEOTHERM 785

Geothermal and Reservoir Engineering

15

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

 

Option B - 180 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • At least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from ENGSCI 787–789, 795
  • Up to 135 points from ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785
  • Up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Option B - 180 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • At least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from ENGSCI 787–789, 795
  • Up to 135 points from ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785
  • Up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Option B - 180 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • At least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from ENGSCI 787–789, 795
  • Up to 135 points from ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785
  • Up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Option B - 180 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • At least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from ENGSCI 787–789, 795
  • Up to 135 points from ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785
  • Up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

Semester One

Semester Two

at least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from

ENGSCI 785 A/B Project Z

45

ENGSCI 789

Project Z

45

ENGSCI 789

Project Z

45

ENGSCI 788 A&B Project Y

30

ENGSCI 787

Project X

15

 

 

 

up to 135 points from

ENGSCI 711

Advanced Mathematical Modelling

15

ENGSCI 712

Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing

15

ENGSCI 740

Advanced Mechanics in Research and Technology

15

ENGSCI 741

Advanced Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Mechanics

15

ENGSCI 753

Computational Techniques in Mechanics and Bioengineering

15

ENGSCI 763

Advanced Simulation and Stochastic Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 760

Algorithms for Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 768

Advanced Operations Research and Analytics

15

ENGSCI 761

Integer and Multi-objective Optimisation

15

ENGSCI 772

Whole Organ Modelling

15

ENGSCI 762

Scheduling and Optimisation in Decision Making

15

GEOTHERM 785

Geothermal and Reservoir Engineering

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


Graduates from the programme are confident women and men, equipped with skills and knowledge to meet the challenges they will face in their future careers. Our graduates typically:

  • Have well developed critical thinking skills.
  • Hold in-depth knowledge of new concepts from leading research.
  • Are able to apply a range of management skills, approaches and techniques.
  • Are attractive to employers who are looking for professionals who are passionate about their disclipline, and have taken to necessary steps to complement their technical training with a management qualification.

A graduate from the programme will have substantially increased understanding of project and programme management in construction; funding and procurement processes in New Zealand and worldwide; engineering risk management and cost engineering of the construction process.

Graduates will be provided with the knowledge and skills to equip them for a career as a construction manager within the New Zealand and international construction industries.

 

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