Master of Engineering

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The Master of Engineering is designed to help you develop your research skills and enhance your knowledge in the field of engineering. There are two pathways: Research (includes a thesis), or Coursework (includes a research project). We’re proud to be home to a number of renowned research institutes and centres, and many of our students complete their research project in collaboration with these well-known research entities. As a successful graduate, you will be well-prepared to return to the workforce or pursue further study.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1325
Level: 9
Points: 180 or 120 to applicants with an honours degree
Duration: 1 - 1 1/2 years full-time / 2 - 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Career opportunities

  • Engineering and general management
  • Industrial research roles across a variety of sectors
  • Opportunities to become a researcher in higher education establishments

Entry requirements

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in the final year of study:

(a) the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or
(b) the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
(c) the Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Applicants must normally have completed an advanced level of calculus at least equivalent to NZQF Level 6.

Applicants to the research pathway are also required to submit a Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form) before enrolling in the thesis.

Guidelines to entry


Research Pathway

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
45 points from the list of engineering papers below
And ENGE999 Thesis (120 points)

Students in this pathway will focus on academic research, linking into one of the well established research centres within the school. An academic supervisor will be appointed to guide and direct you for the duration of the thesis. The research may be across various subjects or subject-specific depending on what you choose. Applicants admitted on the basis of a postgraduate diploma or honours degree who have completed a Research Methods paper may be permitted to enrol directly into the thesis.

Research areas include:

  • Architectural engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Power and energy engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Signal processing
  • Industrial optimisation, modelling and control
  • Engines and vehicles
  • Image and video processing
  • Materials and manufacturing technologies

Research in engineering

Coursework Pathway

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
105 points from the list of engineering papers below
And ENGE997 Research Project (60 points)

General Papers
ENEL803 Electrical Design and Protection (15 points)
ENGE800 Engineering Numerical Techniques and Statistical Analysis (15 points)
ENGE801 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (15 points)
ENGE803 Innovation Management (15 points)
ENGE804 Advancements in Solar Energy (15 points)
ENGE807 Selected Topics in System Modelling (15 points)
ENGE808 Advanced Measuring Systems (15 points)

Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering
ENBU800 Structural Engineering Design (15 points)
ENBU801 Structural Dynamics (15 points)
ENBU802 Architectural Systems (15 points)
ENBU803 Architectural Design and Development II (15 points)
ENBU804 Building Construction II (15 points)
ENBU805 Foundation Engineering (15 points)
ENBU806 Off-Site Construction (15 points)
ENBU807 Construction Utilisation and Equipment (15 points)
ENBU809 Architectural Acoustics (15 points)
ENBU810 Fire Engineering Design (15 points)

Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology
ENEL808 Computer Vision (15 points)
ENSE807 Digital Signal Processing (15 points)
ENSE809 Real Time Systems (15 points)
ENSE810 Embedded Software Engineering (15 points)

Telecommunications Engineering

ENSE811 Intelligent Systems (30 points)*
ENSE813 Wireless Sensor Networks (30 points)
ENEL800 Wireless Systems (15 points)
ENEL802 Network Engineering (15 points)

Power/Energy System Engineering
ENEL804 Sustainable Energy Systems (15 points)
ENEL805 Power System Protection (15 points)
ENEL810 System Identification and Adaptive Control (15 points)
ENEL811 Optimal Control (15 points)*
ENEL815 Digital Signal Processing Applications (15 points)

Manufacturing/ Materials Technologies/ Mechanical
ENME807 Advanced Manufacturing Technology (15 points)
ENME810 Selected Topics in Materials (30 points)
ENME811 Advanced CAD/CAM Applications (30 points)
ENME800 Robotics and Automation (15 points)
ENME806 Biomedical Thermofluids Modelling (15 points)

Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering

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*Papers not open for enrolment in 2017





Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.42pm

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