Regulations - Engineering


The Degree of Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering – MRobotEng

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 degree, a student must have completed the requirements for:

either

a (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

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

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Certificate in Robotics and Automation or Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation from this University 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) a relevant Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

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

or

(iv) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) a relevant Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a relevant Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Certificate in Robotics and Automation or Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1.

Note: Whether a degree or subject is considered relevant will depend on the courses passed. Degrees or subjects in applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, science, or technology, may be considered relevant.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 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.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b or 2 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

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering Schedule.

6 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this degree must substitute an alternative course as approved by the Head of Department or nominee.

7 A student who has to complete 120 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 45 points of taught courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering cannot continue.

8 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 taught courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering cannot continue.

9 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Robotics and Automation Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering.

Research Project

11 a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The topic of the research project must be approved by the Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The research project 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

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

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Robotics and Automation Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering

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

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

16 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2021.

Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering (MRobotEng) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Taught Masters

Requirement:

30 points: COMPSYS 726, 730

15 points from ENGGEN 730–732

at least 15 points from COMPSYS 731, 732, ELECTENG 704, MECHENG 709, 724, 736, SOFTENG 762

up to 15 points from COMPSCI 760, 761, 765, 767, 773, ENGGEN 769, ENGSCI 760

45 points: COMPSYS 792 Research Project

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 30 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 following requirements:

Taught Masters

Requirement:

30 points: COMPSYS 726, 730

15 points from ENGGEN 730–732

at least 45 points from COMPSYS 731, 732, ELECTENG 704, MECHENG 709, 724, 736, SOFTENG 762

up to 45 points from COMPSCI 760, 761, 765, 767, 773, ENGGEN 769, ENGSCI 760

45 points: COMPSYS 792 Research Project

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 30 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this or another university

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