Move up the hierarchy
Whether you are looking to move up the hierarchy in your engineering career, are interested in developing analytical skills through applied research, or both, Massey’s Master of Engineering Studies unique aspects will give you a step up.
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The Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) is a high-quality programme combining taught and research courses at a postgraduate level. It is a 120 credit qualification able to be completed in one year full-time.
If you are already working, or your research experience is limited, this qualification will give you the learning you need to take your career to the next level or pursue more in-depth postgraduate research.
This qualification will help you become an excellent electronic and computer engineer. You will be multi-disciplinary, have excellent practical skills and be able to design, develop and manage both software and hardware projects. You will be capable of working in a team environment to solve problems from the device level to networks, communication systems and embedded systems.
There is a strong emphasis on embedding computing & electronics technologies in every-day consumer products and the importance of the user interface.
While you will gain a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering, the Master of Engineering Studies emphasises the application of your engineering learnings to complex real-world industrial problems. Massey staff have strong relationships with industry and you can utilise these to find projects of relevance to you.
The degree will help you gain expertise in an area outside of the focus of your undergraduate qualification, or current employment, or help you progress your career in your area of interest.
An integral part of your learning will be the experience working in a team environment to solve problems at a variety of conceptual levels.
You’ll gain the ability to learn independently, analyse industry needs and propose and validate tangible technical solutions, identify when your knowledge of a problem is lacking, and be able access and use the information required.
As an engineering student at Massey University, you gain access to engineering and advanced technology-related expertise as well as a huge range of equipment and knowledge such as 3D printers and world class mechanical and electronic workshops, state-of-the art microscopic and genomic facilities, horticulture and agriculture expertise, extensive farm networks and a broad range of science, health, business and humanities-related staff. This unique capacity will enable you to build machines and devices for testing hypotheses and develop products in a modern multidisciplinary engineering context.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Master of Engineering Studies will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.
Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge, expertise, and the critical analytic skills needed to define a problem and develop, test, and validate engineering solutions. In fact, the world engineering originates from Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness."
Go deeper into the world of engineering and investigate a topic of interest with the thesis-based Master of Engineering (ME). You'll learn to carry out independent research and further develop your abilities to think critically and creatively and write effectively. Graduate with a professional qualification that will be attractive to a range of employers both in New Zealand and overseas.
The ME is a one-year full-time programme but you can study it part time. You can choose to complete it by doing a 120-point thesis or by doing a 90-point thesis and 30 points of coursework.
Your ME may be endorsed with one of three subjects:
If you have a BE(Hons) degree with First or Second Class Honours or the equivalent, and want to carry out significant research that contributes to knowledge in the field, then the Master of Engineering is right for you.
Work with and learn from experts in the field who are constantly extending the boundaries of modern engineering knowledge. You'll be taught by staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research at New Zealand’s number one ranked research university.
The ME must normally be completed in 12 months of full-time study, or in two years if you're studying part time.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.
Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. You'll have opportunities to attend events, seminars, workshops and social functions.
The Postgraduate Students' Association can also give you information on study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.
The technological know-how, problem solving and creativity you gain from the Master of Engineering will open up new opportunities for you in your career. You might find work in electronics, robot design or systems development. Other career options include hardware development, programming, software engineering, systems management or research.
The Master of Engineering Practice will be available from 2018 (subject to approval).
Designed for recent graduates and practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering, the Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in either 12 or 18 months.
The programme was developed not only in response to the demand from New Zealand employers for work-ready engineers able to tackle the challenges of the changing global, national and local environments, but to also meet the demand of international students who are looking at improving their employability with a taught masters degree. The MEngPrac will enable you to work in diverse industries and fields in New Zealand and worldwide.
The programme includes a management component that will equip you with the professional skills demanded by employers. It also includes a capstone research and development project that will allow you to apply your advanced technical skills to an industrially relevant problem. This is a unique opportunity for young professionals to extend their skills and expertise in their chosen field.
The University of Waikato School of Engineering’s specialised laboratories includes the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research. These include 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software.