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Specialise in Mechatronics for your Master of Engineering Studies at Massey
Gain advanced knowledge
With the Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) you will gain advanced knowledge in research methods, mechatronics and robotics, as well as additive manufacturing and system design and integrations. This is through the taught element of the qualification. You will then have the opportunity to develop these further in a postgraduate research project.
As a mechatronics student, you will have total access to the Centre for Additive Manufacturing. Within the centre you have access to the latest 3D printing and rapid manufacturing technologies, including testing equipment.
Flexibility of focus
You may choose to focus on specific areas such as product development, quality systems or industrial management. Or, you can develop your skills across the full spectrum of these areas.
This qualification is focused on real-world application. This helps you to better understand the commercial environment and how you can utilise research outcomes to make real change or develop new systems, services or products.
In your research project, you will work with real companies on the problems they face. This is a real-world opportunity to apply your knowledge and further your learning in a commercial environment.
A Master of Engineering Studies in Mechatronics is a good fit if you:
- have a background in control theory, manufacturing or robotics
- would like to staircase into further engineering research
- would like to progress your career in mechatronics or robotics.
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 per semester.
The Master of Engineering Studies 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.
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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: 282758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation credits 15
A practical course in modelling, simulation and optimisation of systems in industry.View full course details
Course code: 282762 Robotics and Automation credits 15
A study of automation and industrial robotics, its elements and systems. This course uses projects that allow students to integrate multiple mechatronic and robotic systems capable of automating specific, repetitive tasks such as those commonly found in industry. Students will study the control of industrial robots and design vision systems for component identification. Subsystems will be integrated to follow a systems approach to the design of Industrial robotic applications with consideration of programming, control and process design. A practical, project based course.View full course details
Course code: 282772 Industrial Systems Design and Integration credits 15
Design of mechatronic elements and components to form a working system. Review of sensors for integration into a microcontroller- and/or PC-controlled, mechatronics system. Robotics, the use of simulation packages to effectively analyse mechatronics systems, future manufacturing technologies and how they may impact on the field of mechatronics. A practical, project based course.View full course details
Course code: 282778 Mechatronics credits 15
An advanced study of mechatronics design philosophy, its elements, and systems. The course focuses on motion control and interfacing, sensors and interfacing, microcontroller and programming applications, behaviour control and implementation, dynamics simulation of working machines, mechatronics in PC-based control system, integration of mechanical, pneumatic and electric and electronics systems. A practical, project based course.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 (Mechatronics) 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.
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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.
- Student loans (StudyLink)
- Fees Free
- Student portal
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Careers and job opportunities
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 Educa4tion 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.
Related study options
Mechatronics – Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
Will you create the next life-saving device? Or the next iteration of search and rescue robots? Help companies automate their manufacturing processes? All these things are possible if you become a mechatronics engineer.
Mechatronics – Master of Engineering
With Massey's Master of Engineering, you will develop a more in-depth understanding of an area of your choice, within the field of mechatronics.
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