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
  Option A Option B
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
Semester Two: 4 July
2015 start dates Semester One:   2 March 2015
Semester Two: 20 July 2015

Entry requirements


The Master of Engineering can be completed via Option A or B.

  • Option A is intended for students who have a four year BE(Hons) or equivalent qualification.
  • Option B is intended for students who have an appropriate three year bachelors degree.


Note
: Students should refer to the regulations before making an application. Options A and B refer to admissions under Clauses 1(a) and 1(b) of the ME regulations in the University of Auckland Calendar (2014).

 

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Who should apply?


The Master of Engineering (ME) is a research based masters 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.

You will need to contact an appropriate supervisor and negotiate a research topic as well as undertake relevant background reading before being admitted to the programme.

Resources to help you identify a research topic and supervisor

You will be required to submit a thesis proposal endorsed by the supervisor and the department postgraduate adviser, describing the timeline and methodology for achieving the identified goals within a maximum allowable time. Complete the form below before you apply.

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Proposed ME thesis approval form
FOE-PG01 Admission to ME/MOR thesis enrolment approval (255.5 kB, MSWORD)
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Programme structure


  • Complete the University of Auckland online Academic Integrity course.
  • Option A:
    • Submit a thesis worth 120 points, selected from one of the research areas listed, within the specified time-frame.
  • Option B:
    • 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, within the specified time-frame.

 

Research areas


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

Option A - 120 points Option B - 180 points
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
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Thesis due dates


Option A   Option B
Start date Submit by Start date Submit by
  3 March 2014 28 February 2015   3 March 2014 14 July 2015
15 July 2014 14 July 2015 15 July 2014 30 November 2015
  2 March 2015 26 February 2016   2 March 2015 15 July 2016

Course list


Option A - 120 points
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)
Software Engineering SOFTENG 796 - ME Thesis (Software Engineering)
Option B - 180 points
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)
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


Dr Michael Neve
Associate Dean Postgraduate (Research)

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

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