Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering

ME

A research based qualification that demonstrates mastery of specialised knowledge and an ability to perform rigorous intellectual analysis, independent problem solving and conduct fundamental or applied research under supervision.

Quick facts - ME
Points per degree 120 180
Full-time study 12 months 18 months
Part-time study Two years Three years
Structure Research
Applications close Semester One: 8 December 2015
Semester Two: 4 July 2016
2017 start dates Semester One: 6 March
Semester Two: 24 July

Entry requirements


The Master of Engineering can be completed in two or three semesters:

  • The 120-point (two-semester) degree is intended for students who have a four year BE(Hons) or equivalent qualification.
  • The 180-point (three-semester) is intended for students who have a three year Engineering bachelors degree.


Note
: Students should refer to the regulations before making an application. The 120 and 180-point options refer to admissions under Clauses 1(a) and 1(b) of the ME regulations in the University of Auckland Calendar.

 

International students

International applicants are asked to check the minimum entry requirements for this programme to determine their eligibility to apply – this extends to students applying from the following countries: AustraliaChinaIndiaIndonesiaIranMalaysiaSingaporeSouth Pacific (USP)TaiwanThailandUnited KingdomUnited States and Viet Nam.

Only proceed with your application if your GPA matches or exceeds the requirements for your country listed in the engineering programme of your choice. Please do not apply if your GPA is below the minimum entry requirements, but consider the alternate study options that may be offered as a pathway into your preferred programme.

 

Degree structure


  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • 120-point (two-semester) ME:
    • Submit a thesis worth 120 points, selected from one of the research areas listed, subject to the due dates given (see calendar link below).
  • 180-point (three-semester) ME:
    • By the end of the first enrolled semester, achieve a GPA of 5.0 or higher in at least 30 points of taught courses.
    • Complete all taught courses by the end of the second enrolled semester. 
    • Submit a thesis worth 120 points, selected from one of the research areas listed, subject to the due dates given (see calendar link below).

General Regulations - Masters Degrees (University Calendar) 

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Important information for students admitted to the 180 point Master of Engineering programme


Your offer for the 180-point Master of Engineering is a minimum of 18-months (or three semesters) full-time study. Your programme will consist of 60 points of taught courses, and a 120-point research thesis. Students admitted to this programme and duration usually have two options to choose from:

 

First Semester of Study

Second Semester of Study

Third Semester of Study

Option One

  • 60 points of taught courses
  • 60 point research thesis
  • 60 point research thesis

Option Two

  • 30 points of taught courses and  30 point of research thesis
  • 30 points of taught courses and  30 point of research thesis
  • 60 point research thesis
  • All taught courses must be chosen from the Master of Engineering Studies schedule (excluding project courses). Please select courses from your programme of study. Course schedules can be viewed here.
  • You must complete at least 30 points of taught courses by the end of your first semester of study, with a B average score (5/9 University of Auckland Grade Point Average) or better. If you do not meet this minimum GPA requirement, your Master of Engineering programme will be terminated, and you will not be allowed to continue study.
  • You must complete all 60-points of taught courses by the end of your second semester of study.
  • In the event that you do not meet the GPA requirement as stated above, you will only be able to reassign your taught courses to the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering if you choose Option One.
  • It is suggested that International students choose Option One. 

You will also need to discuss and confirm with an academic staff member regarding your research topic and supervision before you can be admitted into the Master of Engineering. This information has been included in your offer letter.

Please email the Engineering Student Centre at foe-enquiries@auckland.ac.nz  if you have further questions.

How to apply


  1. You can apply online using the 'Apply now' button.
  2. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an offer letter or conditional offer letter. In the letter there will be a link to the 'Proposed ME thesis approval form' (or 'FoE PG 01'). This form will give you information about thesis research projects and potential supervisors. At this stage you can contact potential supervisors.
  3. Complete and submit the form (FoE PG 01), following the instructions on the form.

Resources to help you identify a research topic and supervisor

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Research areas


This masters programme is available in two options offering the following areas of research.

120 points (two semesters) 180 points (three semesters)
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
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Course list


120 points (two semesters)
Specialisation  Course
Bioengineering BIOENG 796 - ME Thesis (Bioengineering)
Chemical and Materials Engineering CHEMMAT 796 - ME Thesis (Chemical and Materials)
Civil Engineering CIVIL 796 - ME Thesis (Civil)
Computer Systems Engineering COMPSYS 796 - ME Thesis (Computer Systems)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering ELECTENG 796 - ME Thesis (Electrical and Electronic)
Engineering Science ENGSCI 796 - ME Thesis (Engineering Science)
Environmental Engineering ENVENG 796 - ME Thesis (Environmental)
Mechanical Engineering MECHENG 796 - ME Thesis (Mechanical)
Mechatronics Engineering MECHTRON 796  - ME Thesis (Mechatronics)
Software Engineering SOFTENG 796 - ME Thesis (Software Engineering)
180 points (three semesters)
Specialisation Course

 

Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Chemical and Materials Engineering or the Food Process Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • CHEMMAT 796 - ME Thesis (Chemical and Materials)

 

Civil Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering or Transportation Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • CIVIL 796 - ME Thesis (Civil)

 

Computer Systems Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Computer Systems Engineering specialisation in theMaster of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • COMPSYS 796 - ME Thesis (Computer Systems)

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation in theMaster of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • ELECTENG 796 - ME Thesis (Electrical and Electronic)

 

Engineering Science

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Engineering Science specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • ENGSCI 796 - ME Thesis (Engineering Science)

 

Environmental Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Environmental Engineering specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • ENVENG 796 - ME Thesis (Environmental)

 

Mechanical Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Mechanical Engineering specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • MECHENG 796 - ME Thesis (Mechanical)
Mechatronics Engineering
  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule.
  • MECHTRON 796 - ME Thesis (Mechatronics)

 

Software Engineering

  • At least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Software Engineering specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule.
  • SOFTENG 796 - ME Thesis (Software Engineering)

Programme convenor


Associate Professor Piaras Kelly

Associate Dean Postgraduate (Research)

Email: foe-postgrad-dean@auckland.ac.nz