Regulations - Engineering


The Degree of Master of Engineering Studies – MEngSt

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant 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 4.0 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) 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 Studies with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded

or

(iii) (a) the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 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 4.0 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 4.0 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 Studies with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 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 For entry to a specialisation in this programme, students must have completed courses relevant to the specialisation, passed any prerequisite courses prior to enrolment in this programme and satisfied any prerequisites specified for the specialisation in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule.

3 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 professional experience in the engineering profession.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 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

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

5 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

6 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Engineering Studies Schedule.

7 If these requirements include courses the same as, or similar to, those already passed by a student, alternative courses must be substituted as approved by the appropriate Head of Department.

8 This degree will be conferred with an endorsement as to the chosen area of specialisation.

9 A student who has to complete 120 points for a Taught Masters must achieve a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher in the first 30 points of courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Engineering Studies cannot continue.

10 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 60 points of courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Engineering Studies 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 to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering.

Thesis/Research Portfolio/Dissertation/Research Project

13 a A thesis, research portfolio, research project, or dissertation, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The topic of a thesis, dissertation or research project and the elements of a research portfolio must be approved by the Head of Department prior to enrolment.

c At the discretion of the Head of Department, a thesis, dissertation, research project or research portfolio candidate may be required to attend an oral examination.

d The thesis, research portfolio, research project or dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology

14 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology that are available for the Light Metals Reduction Technology specialisation may reassign those courses to this specialisation in this degree provided that the Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology has not been awarded.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

15 A student who has passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering that are available for a specialisation in this degree may apply to reassign those courses to this specialisation provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Variations

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

Honours/Distinction/Merit

17 This degree may be awarded with either Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

18 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2018. The 2017 regulations for the Degree of Master of Engineering Studies were thereby repealed.

Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt) Schedule

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


Chemical and Materials Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CHEMMAT 713, 721, 724, 752, 771–773, 788, 789, MECHENG 741, 742

up to 75 points from CHEMMAT 712, 722, 753–757

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Civil Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 702, 704, 707–710, 717, 723–725, 740, 745, 763–766, 769–772, 787–789, 792, 795, but no more than 45 points from CIVIL 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from CIVIL 701, 703, 706, 711, 713–716, 718–722, 726, 727, 730–734, 741, 742, 744, 750, 754, 758–762, 767, 768, 773–775, 782, 790, 791, ENGGEN 769

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Computer Systems Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 701, 704, 705, 726–729, 787–789, 795, ELECTENG 704, 706, 734, SOFTENG 701, 751, but no more than 45 points from COMPSYS 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from COMPSYS 703, 706, 707, 710, 711, 713–715, 721–725, ELECTENG 722, 726, 728, 732, 733, SOFTENG 761

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Construction Management

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 704, 707, 709, 765, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from CIVIL 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from CIVIL 703, 708, 716, 743, 790, 791, 792, ENGSCI 755, other approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 726, 727, ELECTENG 704, 706, 734, 737–741, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from ELECTENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from ELECTENG 701, 703, 705, 709, 721, 722, 724, 726, 728, 731–733, 735, 736

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Engineering Science

Requirement:

Taught Masters

45 points from ENGSCI 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from BIOMENG 771, ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from ENVENG 701–703, 705, 746, 747, 750, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from ENVENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from ENVENG 706, 707, 719, 740, 744, 752

up to 30 points from appropriate ENVSCI 600 and 700 level courses, subject to approval by the Head of Department

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Food Process Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

90 points: CHEMMAT 776 or 777 Research Portfolio

30 points from CHEMMAT 771–773

Taught Masters

30 points from CHEMMAT 771–773

a further 30 points from BIOSCI 741, CHEMMAT 756, 757, 771–773, FOODSCI 703, 706–709, or other approved 600 or 700 level courses

60 points: CHEMMAT 774 or 775 Project


Geotechnical Engineering

Prerequisite: CIVIL 324 or 728 or equivalent

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points from CIVIL 751, 752, 788, 789

at least 15 points from CIVIL 702, 723–725

up to 60 points from CIVIL 701, 720–722, 726, 728, 741, 754, ENGSCI 711, ENVENG 746, 752

at least 15 points but no more than 30 points from EARTHSCI 705, 770–772

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this or another university


Light Metals Reduction Technology

The MEngSt in Light Metals Reduction Technology was withdrawn in 2018.


Mechanical Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from MECHENG 711, 714, 719, 728, 741, 742, 751, 753, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from MECHENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from ENGGEN 705, MECHENG 701, 702, 712, 713, 715, 717, 722, 724, 726, 735, 736, 743, 747, 752, 771–774

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Mechatronics Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from MECHENG 710, 719, 720, 728, 730, 751, 753, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from MECHENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 723, 724, 726, ELECTENG 706, 728, 733, ENGGEN 705, 770, MECHENG 709, 722, 724, 726, 735, 736, 752

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Medical Devices and Technologies

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points from ENGGEN 770, 771 or other approved 600 or 700 level courses

90 points: ENGGEN 793 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

30 points: ENGGEN 770, 771

30 points from CIVIL 703, CHEMMAT 740, 741, ENGGEN 705, MECHENG 728, 730, 752, MEDSCI 703, PHYSICS 780, or other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at this University

60 points: ENGGEN 791 Project


Plastics

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points: CHEMMAT 732

60 points from CHEMMAT 740, 741, 742, 743, POLYMER 701, 702, 711

30 points: CHEMMAT 788 or 789 Project

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this or another university


Software Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 726, 727, SOFTENG 701, 751, 754, 755, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from SOFTENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from COMPSCI 711, 715, 725, 734, SOFTENG 702, 710, 711, 750, 752, 753, 761, 762

up to 30 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Transportation Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 763–766, 769–772, 779, 787–789, but no more than 45 points from CIVIL 779, 787–789

up to 75 points from CIVIL 758, 759, 760–762, 767, 768, 773–775

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate courses offered at this or another university


Yacht Engineering

The MEngSt in Yacht Engineering was suspended in 2015. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

45 points: MECHENG 775 or 776

75 points: MECHENG 711, 771–774

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this or another university

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


Civil Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 702, 704, 707–710, 717, 723–725, 740, 745, 763– 766, 769–772, 787–789, 792, 795, but no more than 60 points from CIVIL 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from CIVIL 701, 703, 706, 711, 713–716, 718–722, 726, 727, 730–734, 741, 742, 744, 750, 754, 758–762, 767, 768, 773–775, 782, 790, 791, ENGGEN 769

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Computer Systems Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 701, 704, 705, 726–729, 787–789, 795, ELECTENG 704, 706, 734, SOFTENG 701, 751, but no more than 60 points from COMPSYS 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from COMPSYS 703, 706, 707, 710, 711, 713–715, 721–725, ELECTENG 722, 726, 728, 732, 733, SOFTENG 761

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Construction Management

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 704, 707, 709, 765, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from CIVIL 787–789, 795

at least 30 points from CIVIL 703, 708, 716, 791, 792

up to 105 points from CIVIL 743, 790, ENGSCI 755, other approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 726, 727, ELECTENG 704, 706, 734, 737–741, 787–789, 795, but no more than 60 points from ELECTENG 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from ELECTENG 701, 703, 705, 709, 721, 722, 724, 726, 728, 731–733, 735, 736

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Engineering Science

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points, but no more than 60 points, from ENGSCI 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from BIOMENG 771, ENGSCI 711, 712, 721, 740–742, 745, 753, 760–763, 765, 766, 768, 769, 772, GEOTHERM 785

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from ENVENG 701–703, 705, 746, 747, 750, 787–789, 795, but no more than 60 points from ENVENG 787–789, 795

up to 75 points from ENVENG 706, 707, 719, 740, 744, 752

up to 45 points from appropriate ENVSCI 600 and 700 level courses, subject to approval by the Head of Department

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Mechanical Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from MECHENG 711, 714, 719, 728, 741, 742, 751, 753, 787–789, 795, but no more than 60 points from MECHENG 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from ENGGEN 705, MECHENG 701, 702, 712, 713, 715, 717, 722, 724, 726, 735, 736, 743, 747, 752, 771–774

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Mechatronics Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from MECHENG 710, 719, 720, 728, 730, 751, 753, 787–789, 795, but no more than 45 points from MECHENG 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 723, 724, 726, ELECTENG 706, 728, 733, ENGGEN 705, 770, MECHENG 709, 722, 724, 726, 735, 736, 752

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Software Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 704, 705, 726, 727, SOFTENG 701, 751, 754, 755, 787–789, 795, but no more than 60 points from SOFTENG 787–789, 795

up to 135 points from COMPSCI 711, 715, 725, 734, SOFTENG 702, 710, 711, 750, 752, 753, 761, 762

up to 45 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department


Transportation Engineering

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from CIVIL 763–766, 769–772, 779, 787–789, but no more than 60 points from CIVIL 779, 787–789

30 points from CIVIL 660, 661, 758, 759

up to 105 points from CIVIL 760–762, 767, 768, 773–775

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by appropriate courses offered at this or another university


Yacht Engineering

The MEngSt in Yacht Engineering was suspended in 2015. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

Research Masters

90 points: MECHENG 793

75 points: MECHENG 711, 771–774

15 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate courses offered at this or another university

Taught Masters

45 points: MECHENG 775 or 776

75 points: MECHENG 711, 771–774

60 points from appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University, subject to approval by the Head of Department

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate courses offered at this or another university

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