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Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) requires you to have:

  • a relevant four-year bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent; or
  • a relevant three-year bachelor’s degree plus an honours degree, or equivalent; or
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) structure

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

  • Part One consisting of 75 credits at 700-level from courses listed in the Schedule;
  • Part Two consisting of 45 credits at 800-level as specified in the Schedule;

and including:

  • any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule;
  • attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.



A master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

For progression to Part Two, you must have maintained a grade average of at least a B- over the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One, including at least a B grade in 228.797.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for 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.

Maximum time to completion

All requirements must be completed within four years of first enrolling in the Master of Engineering Studies.


Part One

Compulsory Research Methods course (15 credits)

228.797 Research Methods in Engineering


At least 45 credits (three courses) from:

282.758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation
282.761 Modern Multivariable Control
282.762 Robotics and Automation
282.772 Industrial Systems Design and Integration
282.778 Mechatronics

Elective courses

141.708 Food Packaging, Preservation and Storage
141.723 Industrial Systems Improvement
141.725 Food Business Innovation
240.756 Value Chain Management
280.721 Process Improvement
280.760 Industrial Refrigeration
284.741 Post-harvest Physiology

Part Two

Compulsory course (45 credits)

228.893 Research Report

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