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The Master of Engineering is a postgraduate qualification designed to help you develop your research capabilities and enhance your knowledge in a specialised area of engineering. You will build on the knowledge you gained in your undergraduate study and have the opportunity to undertake a research project. As a successful graduate, you will be well-prepared to return to the workforce or pursue further study.

There are two pathways available within the degree:

  • Research (includes a thesis); or
  • Coursework (includes a Research Project)

You can complete the programme in 1 - 1 1/2 years depending on your entry level qualification.

  • Duration: 1 - 1 1/2 years full-time / 2 - 3 years part-time 
  • Start date:  18 July 

Career opportunities

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



Research Pathway

ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
45 points from the list of engineering papers below
And 709004 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:

  • Adaptive signal processing and classification.
  • Aerospace materials
  • Biomedical technologies
  • Cardiovascular diagnostics
  • Computer engineering
  • Construction management
  • Electronics
  • Engines and vehicles
  • Image processing
  • Industrial optimisation, modelling and control
  • Lung supportive devices
  • Lung therapy
  • Materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Power and energy engineering
  • Robotics/Mechatronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless sensor network and cloud services

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)

Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology
738029 Real Time Systems (15 points)
738030 Embedded Software Engineering (15 points)
ENEL808 Computer Vision (15 points)

Telecommunications Engineering
739000 Intelligent Systems (30 points)
739001 Wireless Sensor Networks (30 points)

Power/Energy System Engineering
738022 Optimal Control (15 points)
ENEL804 Sustainable Energy Systems (15 points)
ENEL805 Power System Protection (15 points)

Manufacturing/ Materials Technologies/ Mechanical
768002 Advanced Manufacturing Technology (15 points)
768007 Selected Topics in Materials (30 points)
768015 Computer-Aided Engineering and Analysis (30 points)
ENME800 Robotics and Automation (15 points)
ENME806 Biomedical Thermofluids Modelling (15 points)

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

Guidelines to entry 

Study abroad fees at AUT University: what you'll pay

2016 fees per semester in NZ dollars

  • Tuition fee for Study Abroad: NZ$12,500 per semester
  • Enrolment fee: NZ$150
  • Learner services levy: NZ$320.08 per 60 points
  • Placement fee (internship option only): NZ$800
  • AUT Insurance Premium: NZ$294.50 per semester

Other compulsory fees (in addition to tuition fees)

  • 2016 Compulsory Student Services Fee - $573.30 for 120 points or $4.77 per academic point (GST incl)
  • 2016 Building Levy- $66.85 for 120 points or $0.56 per academic point (GST incl)
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