Electronics and Computer Engineering – Master of Engineering Studies

Whether you are looking to move up the hierarchy in your engineering career and/or are interested in developing analytical skills through applied research, the unique aspects of Massey’s Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) will give you a step up.

Where you can study

Auckland campus

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand

Specialise in Electronics and Computer Engineering for your Master of Engineering Studies at Massey

The Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) combines taught and research courses at a postgraduate level.

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.

It will help you become an excellent electronic and computer engineer. You’ll 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.

Hands-on practice as you learn

In this qualification there is a strong emphasis on embedding computing and electronics technologies in every-day consumer products and the importance of the user interface.

Advanced problem-solving skills

You’ll gain the ability to:

  • learn independently and analyse industry needs
  • propose and validate tangible technical solutions
  • identify when your knowledge of a problem is lacking
  • be able to access and use the information required.

Access to broad expertise and equipment

You’ll gain access to engineering and advanced technology-related expertise as well as a huge range of equipment and knowledge such as:

  • 3D printers
  • world-class mechanical and electronic workshops
  • state-of-the art microscopic and genomic facilities
  • horticulture and agriculture expertise
  • extensive farm networks
  • a broad range of science, health, business and humanities-related staff.

A Master of Engineering Studies in Electronics and Computer Engineering is a good fit if you:

  • wish to gain experience in engineering practice
  • have a degree in a related discipline and wish to gain a qualification in engineering
  • are a qualified engineer looking for professional development.

Planning information

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

The Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.

Part One consists of 75 credits at 700-level from courses listed in the Schedule. Part One gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification.

For progression to Part Two, you must pass the first 60 credits of courses in Part One and achieve at least a B- grade in 228797 Research Methods in Engineering and Technology.

Part Two is a 45 credit research report.

Official regulations

Review this important information before you apply for this qualification. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.

Postgraduate regulations

General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Courses you can enrol in

Course planning key

Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.

Compulsory courses

Choose 30 credits from
Course code: 281776 Advanced Communication Engineering 15 credits

This course covers the foundation of modern communication systems, satellite communication systems and wireless networks. It provides an in-depth study of the wireless medium, wireless network planning and operation, communication systems and standards. There is thorough examination of advanced topics including equalization, rake receivers, MIMO & smart antenna systems, wireless network security.

Prerequisites: 281374 or 158235

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Course code: 281780 Advanced Electronic Circuits 15 credits

This course covers the designing and building of advanced electronic circuits and systems. The approach to design is through advanced application of sensor interfacing, instrumentation and low-noise amplifiers, oscillators and filters, MOSFET circuits, power amplifiers, and power supply design.

Prerequisites: 281281 and 281384 Restrictions: 281385

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Subject courses

Choose at least 15 credits from
Course code: 158736 Advanced Machine Learning 15 credits

A review of advanced machine learning algorithms that use deep learning to extract knowledge from enterprise data. The course includes a practical component in which students adapt and apply deep learning algorithms to practical data sets.

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Course code: 158755 Data Science - Making Sense of Data 15 credits

A study of the science of drawing knowledge and insights from data, including the concepts and techniques of data mining, machine learning and natural language processing. The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects using a range of software tools and algorithms.

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Course code: 159731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

Selected advanced topics including: low level digital image processing, 2D/3D image processing, image transforms, pattern recognition.

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Course code: 218741 Light & Lighting 15 credits

This course considers photometric concepts and develops the principles of light control and distribution. Human visual processes are considered and colour science is introduced.

Restrictions: 140741

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Course code: 218742 Lamps and Luminaires 15 credits

This course develops the principles of light production as applied to lamps and considers the application of lamps in lighting design. The requirements for lamp control gear are considered together with the application of optical control to achieve accurate and efficient distribution of luminous flux. Methods of photometric testing of lamps and luminaires will be investigated.

Prerequisites: 218741 Restrictions: 140742

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Course code: 281755 Digital Signal Processing 15 credits

This course studies the processing of discrete-time signals in the time and frequency domains. Students are introduced to the design and realisations of digital filters; the theory and application of transform techniques including discrete Fourier transform and discrete wavelet transform; the application of multi-rate signal processing concepts to efficient sample rate conversion and filter banks; and adaptive filtering algorithms.

Prerequisites: 281272 Restrictions: 143333 or 281333 or 124344

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Course code: 282758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation 15 credits

A practical course in modelling, simulation and optimisation of systems in industry.

Restrictions: 143458, 282458

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Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Engineering Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • 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.

You will need to provide copies of all official academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Fees and scholarships

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.

Scholarship and award opportunities

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Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.

Careers and job opportunities

This degree will give you the knowledge and ability to become a project leader or system designer in companies of any size.

Sought-after by employers

International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

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