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: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)¹
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering¹
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology including the paper ENGE601²

1. You can study the 120-point (one-year full-time) Master of Engineering.
2. Applicants with a three-year engineering degree will be enrolled in the 180-point Master of Engineering.

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.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

There are two pathways:

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

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience you will be enrolled in either the 120-point (one-year full-time) Master of Engineering or the 180-point (1.5 years full-time) Master of Engineering.

120-point Master of Engineering

Applicants who have previously completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering can apply for the 120-point Master of Engineering.

180-point Master of Engineering

Applicants with a three-year engineering degree will be enrolled in the 180-point Master of Engineering.

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 us for more information: engpg@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 (or 120 points for applicants with an honours degree)
Duration:
1 to 1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. 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 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$39,655
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. 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 2020, fees may vary from those 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.