12 months
31960 USD/year
6504 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop advanced quantitative skills that are increasingly in high demand and essential to business survival in today’s economy. The Operations Research and Analytics programme is offered by the University of Auckland. 

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In an age of rapid technological development, Operations Research and Analytics is an essential field. Offered by the Faculty of Engineering , this interdisciplinary programme is open to students with undergraduate backgrounds in arts, commerce, engineering or science. 

Our graduates are in return, versatile. There are various study tracks for the MORAn, though they will all focus on developing your competencies in core topics: machine learning and artificial intelligence, operations research, optimisation under uncertainty, financial statistics, and time series analytics.

With an essential research component in each study track, you’ll also enhance your ability to solve problems, think critically, and adopt the fundamentals of the field: minimise risk, make organisations more effective, and ultimately, respond to ongoing demand in both public and private sectors. The Operations Research and Analytics programme is offered by the University of Auckland .

Where could this programme take you?

Operations Research and Analytics is an extensive, multidisciplinary field, allowing you to work in a variety of industries, particularly where big data is prominent – future career possibilities may even be tailored to your personal interests. Your advanced skills in self-directed research will additionally provide confidence to adapt to any new applications that may arise.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business analyst
  • Continuous improvement manager
  • Data scientist
  • Energy modelling analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Senior consultant
  • Software developer

Programme Structure

There are four options to complete a MORAn to suit your learning and career needs. Each option involves a thesis or research project, as well as courses to cover the following topics: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, and Time Series Analytics.

  • 120 point research or taught

You can either pursue a 120 point Research or 120 point Taight MORAn depending on your preferred educational outcomes. There are additionally two options to completing the Research option.

  • 180 point research or taught 

You can either pursue a 180 point Research MORAn or 180 point Taught MORAn. There are also two options to complete the Research option.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

You must have completed a relevant four-year bachelors degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year
Alternatively, you must have completed one year of relevant postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6504 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic students: NZ$9,060 – $10,650
  • International students: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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