Master of Engineering

Discover the latest developments in the field of engineering and research a topic of your interest with the Master of Engineering. Complete either a thesis or a research project in engineering.

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 internationally renowned research institutes and centres, and many of our students complete their research project in collaboration with these well-known research entities. AUT's expertise in engineering ranges from telecommunications to materials and manufacturing technologies, and from industrial optimisation to engines and vehicles.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology including the paper ENGE601

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

There are two pathways:

  • Research (includes a thesis)
  • Coursework (includes a research project)

Research pathway

Students in this pathway will focus on academic research, closely working with one of AUT's well-established research centres. An academic supervisor will be appointed to guide and direct you for the duration of the thesis.

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.

You need to complete:

Coursework pathway

You need to complete:

Engineering papers

General engineering papers

Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering papers

Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology papers

Manufacturing/ Materials Technologies/ Mechanical papers

Power/Energy System Engineering papers

Telecommunications Engineering papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email engineer@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Engineering and general management
  • Industrial research roles across a variety of sectors
  • Opportunities to become a researcher in higher education establishments
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1325
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$38,500
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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