Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Medical Devices and Technologies

MEngSt (Medical Devices & Technologies)

Rapid growth in the global medical devices industry demands an innovative fusion of biomedical, materials sciences, manufacturing, and engineering knowledge - and the University of Auckland is responding to the challenge.

This programme is aimed primarily at engineers and health professionals to provide them with the necessary broad range of knowledge in the various technologies underpinning medical devices.

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Quick facts - MEngSt (Medical Devices & Technologies)

Points per degree

120

Full-time study

One year

Structure

Research or Taught

Part-time study (research masters)

Up to two years

Part-time study (taught masters)

Up to four years

Applications close

Semester One: 8 December

Semester Two: 4 July

Who should apply?


The Master of Engineering Studies in Medical Devices and Technologies is aimed primarily at engineers and health professionals to provide them with the necessary broad range of knowledge in the various technologies underpinning medical devices.

It will also provide essential skills in medical practices, regulatory processes, product development and innovation.


The current MEngSt enrolment regulations allow entry into this programme from a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (BE), or BE (Hons) with grades at a level deemed satisfactory to the Dean of Engineering.

Participants who have completed appropriate health professional qualifications which qualify them to apply for registration as clinicians may enter this specialisation if they have:

  1. An approved bachelors degree.
  2. Completed at least three years of appropriate professional experience.
  3. Performed at a level deemed satisfactory by the Dean of Engineering.

This pathway is also open to participants with an appropriate background and professional experience, such as those with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Technology (BTech).

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FOE-PG01 Masters Research Portfolio Admission Form
If you intend to do the research masters, you will need to complete this form as part of your enrolment. (256.5 kB, MSWORD)
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FOE-PG02 Masters Research Project Enrolment Form
If you intend to do the taught masters, you will need to complete this form as part of your enrolment. (59.9 kB, MSWORD)

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Employment opportunities


Graduates of the programme will be equipped with the technical, medical, ethical, regulatory and business knowledge required for innovation in medical devices and technologies, filling the large demand for these skills in the global and domestic medical devices industry.

The programme works closely with New Zealand medical devices companies such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and members of Medical Technology Association of New Zealand.

There are over 130 medical devices companies in New Zealand and many of our graduates are employed by these companies.

 

Programme overview


The programme is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand, and is a collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand.

The programme is normally two semesters and will accommodate part-time enrolments. To best meet the needs of participants with different backgrounds, including those coming from industry, the programme is provided as both a research masters and a taught masters.  

All students complete two core courses that give an overview of technology and practices related to medical devices.

Students have a choice of completing a 90-point research portfolio or a smaller 60-point research project. In both cases the research is a significant component of the study programme and will involve working with a research group or being seconded to industry for a supervised research project that provides specialisation in a particular aspect of medical device technology. For participants without a medical background, a clinical secondment will be used to strengthen the experiential component of their learning.

Participants enrolled in the 90-point research portfolio will prepare a written thesis, while participants enrolled in the 60-point project will prepare a written project report. Both are examined following the standard the University of Auckland processes.

The taught masters option provides a wide variety of courses that participants can draw upon to best address their own areas of interest. Courses are lecture-based and delivered as modules, each taught by the University’s research specialists ensuring participants meet the multidisciplinary requirements of medical devices technology.
 

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Programme structure


Research (120 points)

Semester One

Semester Two

ENGGEN 793 A&B Medical Devices Research Portfolio

90

30 points from

ENGGEN 770

Medical Devices Technology

15

ENGGEN 771

Medical Devices Practice

15

or other approved 600 or 700 level courses

 

Taught (120 points)

Semester One

Semester Two

ENGGEN 791 A&B Medical Devices Research Project

60

30 points from

ENGGEN 770

Medical Devices Technology

15

ENGGEN 771

Medical Devices Practice

15

30 points from

CIVIL 703

Project Management

15

ENGGEN 705

Advanced Innovation and New Product Development

15

MECHENG 752

Technology Management

15

MECHENG 728

Advanced MEMS and Microsystems

15

MEDSCI 703

Advanced Biomedical Imaging

15

MECHENG 730

Advanced Biomechatronic Systems

15

or other approved 600 or 700 level courses

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