Master of Science (Research)

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The Master of Science (Research) provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire advanced research skills and knowledge in a friendly, professional learning environment. Students can choose one of seven named specialisations below.  Skills developed in the first year equip students for their second year to undertake an in-depth investigation of a specialist area of research.

There is also a 180-point Master of Science option available.

Programme Code: AK1037
Level: 9
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full-time / maximum of 5 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

Completed one of the following, or equivalent, with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers (final year of bachelor's degree) in the selected subject area:
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Science

What this qualification covers

Master of Science (Research)

You can choose to specialise in a specific scientific discipline, or select papers from a number of different areas of science.

If you choose to complete this degree without a specialisation, in your first year (or equivalent part-time) you complete:

In the second year, you undertake SCIE999 Thesis (120 points), gaining advanced skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, communication, analysis and evaluation.

Or:

MATH989 Thesis (120 points, offered by Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies)

Note: applicants transferring from the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Science (or equivalent) must complete the requirements of that postgraduate diploma with a minimum of a B grade average before commencing the thesis paper.

Specialisations

To specialise in one of the areas listed below, complete the papers listed for this specialisation.

Applied Conservation

Complete at least 60 points from:

And

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table

Biomedical Science

Complete the following paper:

And 30 points from:

And 150 points from:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table

Chemistry

Complete at least 60 points from:

And 150 points:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table

Environmental Science

Complete at least 60 points from:

And 150 points:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table.

Food Science

Complete at least 60 points from:

And 150 points:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table.

Microbiology

Complete at least 60 points from:

And 150 points:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table.

Molecular Genetics

Complete the following papers:

And 150 points:

And the remaining points from papers listed in the Master of Science Table

Postgraduate Science Table

BIOL801 Biomedical Science and Technology (30 points)
BIOL802 Marine Ecosystems (30 points)
CHEM801 Physical Chemistry I (15 points)
CHEM802 Physical Chemistry II (15 points)
CHEM803 Organic Chemistry I (15 points)
CHEM804 Organic Chemistry II (15 points)
CHEM805 Biological Inorganic Chemistry I (15 points)
CHEM806 Biological Inorganic Chemistry II (15 points)
COMP807 Algorithms, Graphs and Combinatorics (15 points)
COMP808 Logic, Games and Automata (15 points)
COMP811 Research Methods (15 points)
COMP826 Mobile System Development (15 points)
COMP827 Advanced Computer Graphics (15 points)
COMP835 Server System Development (15 points)
COMP840 Specialist Topic A* (15 points)
COMP841 Specialist Topic B* (15 points)
CONS801 International Conservation Biology (15 points)
CONS802 Applied New Zealand Conservation (15 points) 
CONS804 Global Change Biology (15 points) 
CONS803 Socio-ecological Systems Analysis (15 points)
ENVS802 Adv Applications in Geographic Information Systems (30 points)
FOOD801 Food Science (30 points)
FOOD802 Frontiers of Food Microbiology (30 points)
GENE802 Contemporary Molecular Genetics (30 points)
GENE801 Evolution (30 points)
GISC416 Conservation GIS (15 points)
INFS812 Bioinformatics (15 points)
MATH800 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics (15 points)
MATH802 Financial Mathematics (15 points)
MATH803 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (15 points)
MATH804 Financial Models and Decision Analysis (15 points)
MATH805 Advanced Numerical Analysis (15 points)
MELS802 Quality Assurance in Laboratory Services (30 points)
MICR801 Selected Topics in Microbiology (30 points)
PHIL800 Philosophy of Computing Technology (15 points)
PHIL880 Ethics of Biotechnology (30 points)
SCIE801 Specialist Readings (15 points)
SCIE803 Specialist Readings in Applied Science (30 points)
STAT800 Stochastic Modelling (15 points)
STAT801 Multivariate Analysis (15 points)
STAT802 Advanced Topics in Analytics (15 points)
STAT803 Official Statistics (15 points)
STAT804 Optimisation and Operation Research (15 points)

Visit the computer and mathematical sciences page for details.

*A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.

Scholarship

Tuition Fee Scholarships are available to support Master of Science or Honours (School of Science) students.

Career opportunities

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer in universities
  • Industrial research leaders

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.37pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.