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Electronic and Computer Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
University rank #215 (QS) Wellington, New Zealand| Online
Design the technologies that are changing lives from sensors that improve electronic medical equipment, to drones that can monitor pollution in New Zealand's streams and rivers. The Electronic and Computer Systems programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .
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You'll learn the theories behind the technology and how to apply them. Challenge yourself and experiment with the ideas that you're learning.

Electronics is the study of the way information moves around inside a device, through components like circuits or microprocessors. These days computer systems work closely with electronics, using code to replace large electronic chips meaning we can create smaller, smarter devices.

The Electronic and Computer Systems programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Mechatronics sits between small-scale electronic engineering and large-scale mechanical engineering. An example of a mechatronic device is a digital thermostat, which is made up of elements from mechanical, electronic and computer systems engineering.

State-of-the-art equipment

At Victoria University of Wellington, we've got the good gear. You'll have access to state-of-the-art laboratories—and you might even find yourself working on one of our autonomous mobile robots.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics with Calculus
  • Embedded Systems
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Computer Organisations
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analogue Electronics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 15 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24788 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    5004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6260 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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Estimated international : NZ$37,450 for the full programme

Estimated domestic  : NZ$9,458 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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