Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Software Engineering

MEngSt (Software Engineering)

The Master of Engineering Studies in Software Engineering provides graduates with the advanced needed for many sectors in today's technologically-savvy environment and users.

Software engineers are integral to many industries – practically any organisation that depends on applications and smart devices require the set of skills that make up the students of this specialisation.

The masters programme builds on the foundations you've acquired throughout your undergraduate degree, and allows you to focus on smaller areas. Software engineers often see their skills as complimentary to their interests, so many of them take on the broad range of possibilities offered by an increasing number of industries, or to start something of their own.

This specialisation is unique, for your career opportunities, due to your sought-after skillset, may only be limited by your imagination.

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Quick facts - MEngSt (Software Engineering)
  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 (other degrees such as Science may be considered) who wishes to learn advanced and applicable skills in Software Engineering.

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Programme structure


Option A - 120 points

  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • at least 45 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 726, 727, SOFTENG 701, 751, 754, 755, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from SOFTENG 787–789, 795
  • up to 75 points from COMPSCI 711, 715, 725, 734, SOFTENG 702, 710, 711, 750, 752, 753, 761, 762
  • 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

at least 45 points from

COMPSYS 726

Robotics and Intelligent Systems

15

COMPSYS 704

Advanced Embedded Systems

15

SOFTENG 701

Advanced Software Engineering Development Methods

15

COMPSYS 705

Formal Methods for Engineers

15

SOFTENG 751

High Performance Computing

15

 

 

15

SOFTENG 754

Special Topic

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 787 Project X

15

SOFTENG 788 A&B Project Y

30

SOFTENG 789 Project Z

30

SOFTENG 795 or 795 A&B Research Project

45

but no more than 45 points from SOFTENG  787–789, 795

up to 75 points from

COMPSCI 734

Web, Mobile and Enterprise Computing

15

COMPSCI 711

Parallel and Distributed Computing

15

SOFTENG 750

Software Development Methodologies

15

COMPSCI 715

Advanced Computer Graphics

15

 

 

 

COMPSCI 725

System Security

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 702

Advanced Human Computer Interaction

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 752

Formal Specification and Design

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 753

Special Topic

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 761

Agile and Lean Software Development

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 from COMPSYS 704, 705, 726, 727, SOFTENG 701, 751, 754, 755, 787–789, 795, but no more than 60 points from SOFTENG 787–789, 795
  • up to 135 points from COMPSCI 711, 715, 725, 734, SOFTENG 702, 710, 711, 750, 752, 753, 761, 762
  • 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 from

COMPSYS 726

Robotics and Intelligent Systems

15

COMPSYS 704

Advanced Embedded Systems

15

SOFTENG 701

Advanced Software Engineering Development Methods

15

COMPSYS 705

Formal Methods for Engineers

15

SOFTENG 751

High Performance Computing

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 754

Special Topic

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 787 Project X

15

SOFTENG 788 A&B Project Y

30

SOFTENG 789 Project Z

30

SOFTENG 795 or 795 A&B Research Project

45

but no more than 60 points from SOFTENG  787–789, 795

up to 135 points from

COMPSCI 734

Web, Mobile and Enterprise Computing

15

COMPSCI 711

Parallel and Distributed Computing

15

SOFTENG 750

Software Development Methodologies

15

COMPSCI 715

Advanced Computer Graphics

15

 

 

 

COMPSCI 725

System Security

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 702

Advanced Human Computer Interaction

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 752

Formal Specification and Design

15

 

 

 

SOFTENG 761

Agile and Lean Software Development

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 confidently 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 undergraduate and technical training with a qualification that develops focused and specific knowledge.

Software engineers stand out from other IT professionals in their treatment of applications as real engineering projects – their skills beyond developing code include the capacity to evaluate customer needs, and designing safe and secure software. Software engineers are flexible, adaptable team players who will fit in well in the constantly evolving technological environment, and this masters programme will advance your knowledge, skills and coding theory as required by industry.

 

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