Course details

Master of Engineering
Domestic tuition $7,253 per year
International tuition $18,488 per year
Course length 1.3 years
Completion rate N/A
NZQF Level 9
Employment rate 55%
In further study 35%
Median earnings $61,590
Job prospects
Average job prospects:
Employed - 55%
Further study - 35%
Median earnings: $61,590 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Upcoming Start Dates: Flexible This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree. If you enrol in an ME via the Faculty of Science & Engineering you can major in Engineering, and your thesis topic may come from our wide range of study areas such as biological engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering and electronic engineering. The Faculty of Science & Engineering fosters collaborative relationships between science, engineering, industry and management. The Faculty has developed a very strong research base to support its aims of providing you with in-depth knowledge, analytical skills, innovative ideas, and techniques to translate science into technology in the real world. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of foundation engineering principles and the ability to acquire new knowledge. They will have specialist knowledge and practical engineering skills in a given engineering area,and be able to apply those skills. They will be able to communicate clearly and effectively in a professional and technical context, using appropriate media, with their colleagues and clients. They will also be able to systematically and creatively design systems that provide appropriate practical solutions to engineering problems, including being able to define needs and source appropriate data to service those needs.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, or equivalent.

About the provider

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment. When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.

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