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Master of Engineering Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Engineering Studies caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training, and is a taught-coursework master's degree with no thesis or research requirement.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MEngSt
Domestic Fees
$8,911 per year / $8,911 total
International Fees
$44,000 per year / $44,000 total

About this course

The Master of Engineering Studies caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training, and is a taught-coursework master's degree with no thesis or research requirement. The MEngSt comprises a combination of 400 and 600-level courses that enables students to study a broad range of topics in their general area of expertise.

The MEngSt may be awarded endorsed in:

  • Civil Engineering (not open to new enrolments)
  • Construction Engineering (not open to new enrolments)
  • Earthquake Engineering (not open to new enrolments)
  • Fire Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation Engineering (not open to new enrolments)

UC is ranked 285th in the world for Engineering and Technology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

UC is also ranked 9th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Entry requirements

Students must normally have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with First or Second Class Honours
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours with First or Second Class Honours in appropriate subjects.

Relevance and standard of previous study is the main criteria for approval.

Students wishing to enrol in postgraduate study must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of the prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate.

If English is your additional subject, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering Studies or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You will need to complete an application form for the MEngSt from Te Rangai Pukaha | College of Engineering website.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.