Master On Campus

Materials and Processing

University of Waikato

12 months
40501 USD/year
6122 USD/year
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Gain specialist skills and knowledge in electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering with an internationally relevant Master of Engineering Practice - Materials and Processing at the University of Waikato.


Efficiently converting the world’s raw materials and commodity goods into products is important to the global economy.  To do this, we need to understand the properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics and fuel.

By studying Materials and Processing at the University of Waikato, you will learn how to add value to raw materials used to manufacture a number of useful products, while minimising waste.  These products can be as varied as dietary formulae, foods, ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, new metal alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated boards, functional proteins, and composites.

Materials and Processing skills are used in industrial and other activities where materials are undergoing chemical, biochemical or physical changes.

At Waikato you will learn about process science, which involves knowing how to prepare raw materials, how to make reactions occur, and how to separate and purify products. You will understand how to limit and treat wastes, minimise energy use, and consider sustainable processes.


Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research, such as 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software.

Career opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Composite Engineer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Developer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • People in Organisations
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Industrial Technology and Innovation
  • Product Innovation and Development
  • Advanced Materials Manufacture
  • Materials and Process Systems Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40501 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40501 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6122 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6122 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $8,505 per year (120 points)
    • Fees (International): $56,260 (180 points)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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