Master of Engineering Studies
Late in 2014 AUT obtained approval to offer a new postgraduate engineering qualification that replaces both the existing Master of Engineering (ME) and Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt) degrees. This new degree (also a Master of Engineering) offers exactly the same pathways for students as were available under both the ME and MEngSt degrees previously, but also provides additional pathways that allow suitable engineering applicants with three-year degrees to complete a Master of Engineering postgraduate degree in three semesters – normally 18 months.
Please note that, to qualify for the one-year (120-point) pathway, an applicant must have completed a four-year engineering undergraduate degree at an honours standard – normally a B average.
Please click here for information on the Master of Engineering.
Programme Code: AK3732
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015 for current students
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.
In order to be admitted to the Master of Engineering Studies an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:
(a) a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or
(b) an approved bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience.
An applicant must normally have completed the admission qualification in 1(a) or (b) above with a B grade average or higher.
Guidelines to entry
StructureThis one year taught masters qualification allows for advanced study in the areas of mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, electronic or biotronic engineering. Students can focus their studies on one of the following study areas, or they can choose to follow a more generic pathway combining papers from different study areas. Study areas include:
- Biomedical Technologies
- Computer Engineering
Designed for computer and electronic engineers with a background including microcontrollers and C language programming, it covers advanced techniques for the design and development of real-time embedded software systems using a real-time operating system. Topics include: principles of real-time systems and robotics, PID control for robotics, state machines for embedded systems and the use of real-time operating systems. Applications are designed, developed and tested on a robotic platform. The course also includes a review of some current research literature related to embedded systems.
- Manufacturing Technologies
- Power/Energy System Engineering
- System Dynamics and Control
- Telecommunication Engineering
If you wish to transfer from this programme to the Master of Engineering programme at the end of the first semester, you must achieve an average of B or better for the first semester papers.
Students choose 120 points from the following papers, with the guidance of the programme leader.
708017 Specialist Readings (Technology) (30 points)*
709011 Engineering Research Methodology (30 points)*
709014 Innovation Management (30 points)
709018 Advancements in Solar Energy (30 points)
738015 Digital Signal Processing Applications (30 points)
738016 Specialist Readings (Electrical Engineering) (30 points)
739000 Intelligent Systems (30 points)
739001 Wireless Sensor Networks (30 points)
739003 Optimal Control (30 points)*
739004 System Identification & Adaptive Control (30 points)
768007 Selected Topics in Materials (30 points)
768008 Selected Topics in System Modelling (30 points)
768009 Advanced Measuring Systems (30 points)
768010 Specialist Readings (Mechanical Engineering) (30 points)*
768015 Computer-Aided Engineering and Analysis (30 points)
769000 Advanced Manufacturing Science A (30 points)*
769001 Advanced Manufacturing Science B (30 points)
769003 Mechanical Systems Analysis (30 points)*
769004 Asset Management (30 points)*
ENEL804 Renewable Energy Systems (15 points)
ENEL805 Power System Protection (15 points)
ENGE801 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (15 points)
ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
ENGE996 Research Project (45 points)
ENME801 Industrial Robotics - Dynamics and Control (30 points)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Shirley Liew for programme information and availability of papers.
*Papers not open for enrolment in 2015
Career opportunitiesGraduates from this programme have the opportunity to move into a variety of engineering organisations, such as large multinationals and specialised smaller companies in roles such as:
- Engineering and general management
- Management of technology companies
- Technical Sales
Last updated: 28-Jan-2015 4.44pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.