12 months
31960 USD/year
7145 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field with this Master of Engineering Studies from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Engineering Studies from University of Auckland allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills. It is flexible – you can study either full-time or part-time, undertake either a primarily coursework or research-focused programme, and choose from sixteen distinct specialisations.

This programme ultimately requires an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. You will demonstrate the high-quality critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are sought-after by employers worldwide, or consider this as foundation for further study.


Your specialisation may determine your career path, though our graduates fit broad roles in planning, evaluating, designing, maintaining and operating engineering products and infrastructure. 

The MEngSt gives you opportunities to advance in ranking, become a lead engineer, or enjoy a career in research and development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Design engineer
  • Process engineering manager
  • Product engineer
  • Project manager
  • Senior engineer
  • Software developer

Programme Structure


  • This is available as either a 120 or 180-point programme. The option you pursue is generally dependent on your prior study.
  • The programme structure varies depending on your chosen specialisation – some offer flexibility and the chance to select courses tailored to your interests, while others have specific requirements. Some specialisations are only available as a 120-point option.


  • This is a 120-point option available for the Food Process Engineering, or Medical Devices and Technologies specialisations only.
  • In both cases, you are required to complete a 90-point research portfolio and two 15-point, taught electives.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught/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.

Taught 180 points  

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

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

    7145 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7145 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: NZ$$9,952.80 – $10,650
  • International: 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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