Regulations - Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering – PGDipRobotEng

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


1 In order to be admitted to this postgraduate diploma, a student must have completed:


a the requirements for 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


b the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree 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.


(i) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Engineering.

(ii) Whether a degree 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

2 A student admitted to this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 120 points required for this postgraduate diploma, a student must pass:

a 30 points: COMPSYS 726, 730


b 15 points from ENGGEN 730–732


c 75 points from courses listed in the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering Schedule, excluding COMPSYS 792.

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

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

7 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.


8 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.


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


10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2021.