Regulations - Engineering


The Degree of Master of Engineering – ME

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed:

either

a (i) the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, or an equivalent degree qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III or its equivalent

or

(ii) (a) the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, or an equivalent degree qualification as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University, or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher or its equivalent

or

(iii) (a) the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or its equivalent, in 120 points in the most advanced courses

and

(b) at least three years of relevant work experience approved by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering

or

(iv) (a) the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree, as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University, or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher or its equivalent

or

b (i) the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or its equivalent, in 120 points in the most advanced courses

or

(ii) (a) the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree, as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University relevant to the intended specialisation in the Master of Engineering with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Note: Whether a degree is considered relevant will depend on the courses taken in that degree and the specialisation a student intends to complete. As well as degrees in Engineering, degrees in Architecture, Planning, or Science, for example, may be considered relevant to some specialisations.

2 Students must have completed courses relevant to the specialisation in which they intend to enrol, and passed any prerequisite courses prior to enrolment in this programme.

3 A student wishing to enrol in courses listed in a specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule as part of this programme must satisfy any prerequisites specified for that specialisation.

4 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve admission of a student who has not met the above requirements, but who has attained an equivalent qualification or equivalent professional experience in the engineering profession.

Duration and Total Points Value

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

6 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

7 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements for one of the specialisations listed in the Master of Engineering Schedule.

8 A student enrolled for this degree who has already passed any course the same or similar to those required for this degree, must substitute an alternative course approved by the appropriate Head of Department.

9 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in at least 30 points of taught courses taken for this degree by the end of the first semester of their enrolment. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Engineering cannot continue.

10 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in their first 60 points of taught courses taken for this degree and have completed all taught courses by the end of their second semester of enrolment. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Engineering cannot continue.

11 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

12 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Master of Engineering Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering.

Thesis

13 a The thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation on a topic approved by the Head of Department prior to enrolment.

c The investigation is to be carried out by the student at the University under the direct supervision of a member of the academic staff, provided that:

(i) laboratory work may be carried out in an approved institution outside the University for such limited period or periods as Senate or its representative may determine

(ii) field work may be carried out at such places and for such periods as Senate or its representative may determine.

d At the discretion of the Head of Department the candidate may be required to attend an oral examination.

e The thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

14 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering that are available for a specialisation in this degree and is eligible to be admitted to this programme, may apply to reassign those courses to the Master of Engineering for that specialisation provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Variations

15 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

16 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

17 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2018. The 2014 regulations for the Degree of Master of Engineering were thereby repealed.

Master of Engineering (ME) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:


Bioengineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: BIOENG 796 ME Thesis (Bioengineering)


Chemical and Materials Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CHEMMAT 796 ME Thesis (Chemical and Materials)


Civil Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CIVIL 796 ME Thesis (Civil)


Computer Systems Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: COMPSYS 796 ME Thesis (Computer Systems)


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ELECTENG 796 ME Thesis (Electrical and Electronic)


Engineering Science

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ENGSCI 796 ME Thesis (Engineering Science)


Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ENVENG 796 ME Thesis (Environmental)


Mechanical Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MECHENG 796 ME Thesis (Mechanical)


Mechatronics Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MECHTRON 796 ME Thesis (Mechatronics)


Software Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: SOFTENG 796 ME Thesis (Software Engineering)

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:


Chemical and Materials Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Chemical and Materials Engineering or the Food Process Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule

120 points: CHEMMAT 796 ME Thesis (Chemical and Materials)


Civil Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, or Transportation Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule

120 points: CIVIL 796 ME Thesis (Civil)


Computer Systems Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from courses, excluding project courses, listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule for the specialisation in Computer Systems Engineering

120 points: COMPSYS 796 ME Thesis (Computer Systems)


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from courses, excluding project courses, listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule for the specialisation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

120 points: ELECTENG 796 ME Thesis (Electrical and Electronic)


Engineering Science

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from courses, excluding project courses, listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule for the specialisation in Engineering Science

120 points: ENGSCI 796 ME Thesis (Engineering Science)


Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from courses, excluding project courses, listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule for the specialisation in Environmental Engineering

120 points: ENVENG 796 ME Thesis (Environmental)


Mechanical Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Mechanical Engineering or Medical Devices and Technologies specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule.

120 points: MECHENG 796 ME Thesis (Mechanical)


Mechatronics Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points from any of the courses, excluding project courses, listed for the Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisations in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule

120 points: MECHTRON 796 ME Thesis (Mechatronics)


Software Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 60 points from courses, excluding project courses, listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule for the specialisation in Software Engineering

120 points: SOFTENG 796 ME Thesis (Software Engineering)

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