12 months
28507 USD/year
6097 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Boost your abilities to perform rigorous intellectual analysis and solve complex problems in an engineering field of your choice with this Master of Environmental Engineering from University of Auckland. 

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A Master of Engineering Studies in Environmental Engineering consists of courses and small research projects in the areas of environmental impact assessment, waste minimisation and management and the protection of air, water, and soil from pollution. Our academic staff members’ main research areas include:

  • Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment
  • Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions through novel technologies
  • Treatment of emerging contaminants by membrane processes
  • Resource recovery from wastewater and organic wastes
  • Assessing energy efficiency of wastewater treatment facilities


An Master of Environmental Engineering degree from University of Auckland confirms your ability to investigate an important issue with research expertise, work with initiative, make sound judgements, draw conclusions and write a thesis to explain your arguments. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project X 
  • Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • Soil-Contaminant Fate Processes and Modelling
  • Urban Stormwater Management 
  • Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Research 120 points

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

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Research 180 points

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field related to your intended specialisation.
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28507 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6097 USD per year during 12 months.
    • Domestic: NZ$10,400.40
    • International: NZ$48,622

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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