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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 everyday 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.
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 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 228797 Research Methods in Engineering and Technology.
Part Two is a 45-credit research report.
To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.
You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
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.
Course code: 281755 Digital Signal Processing credits 15
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.View full course details
Course code: 281756 Image and Video Processing credits 15
Fundamental image processing operations are introduced, including point operations, linear and non-linear local filters, segmentation and classification operations. Several different vision systems are examined in detail. Machine vision system design is considered, analysing both technical and economic feasibility. Image and video compression technologies are analysed, with particular emphasis on transform coding. Techniques for the mitigation of compression artefacts are discussed.View full course details
Course code: 281776 Advanced Communication Engineering credits 15
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.View full course details
Course code: 281785 Advanced Computer Engineering credits 15
A study of the architecture of computer systems. It investigates different number representations and techniques of computer arithmetic. Multi-core and multi-processor systems are introduced and techniques for managing concurrency are covered. This course builds an understanding of the design and development of microprocessors and microcontrollers.View full course details
Course code: 281786 Advanced Micro- and Nano-electronics credits 15
This course will cover microelectronic and nanoelectronic devices, fabrication processes and CMOS integrated circuit design. CMOS integrated MEMS sensor design will also be introduced. Computer aided design tools will be used for design, layout and verification of integrated circuits.View full course details
Admission to Massey
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
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 verified copies of all 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.
- Get an estimate of the tuition fees for your qualification
- View a list of non-tuition fees that may be payable
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.
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.
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.
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.