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Master of Engineering

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

Admission to the 120-credit Master of Engineering (by thesis) requires you to have

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or equivalent, with a minimum B average in the highest level majoring courses; or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent, with a minimum B grade average; or
  • a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, or equivalent, and have significant professional experience; or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent, and have significant professional experience.

Your qualification includes a 120 credit Thesis, please provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) when you apply. Please provide a curriculum vitae to show your significant professional experience.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Engineering structure

You will undertake a course of study which will consist of thesis courses totalling 120 credits.

The Master of Engineering will be awarded with a subject which follows the name of a major in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.

Distinction or Merit

Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

Students enrolling in a thesis commence with part one followed by part two in the next enrolment period. Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part. If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial part two enrolment, the student must re-enrol in part two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made, unless you meet the criteria for an extension.

Maximum time to completion

You must complete all the requirements of the Master of Engineering within four years of first enrolling.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


228.897 Thesis 120 credit Part 1
228.898 Thesis 120 credit Part 2

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual courses requirements, please use our Course search.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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