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MSc(Research) - Electronics as a main subject

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From 2018 new students will be able to enrol in Electronics as a postgraduate subject only.

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.

Science graduates with electronics skills are sought after by many industries that use or manufacture electronic equipment. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Our companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their products all over the world.


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Key information

Years: 1 - 1.5
Points: 120 - 180
MSc(Research) Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,325-$8,085 per year
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Fees (International): $32,615 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Design Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Electronic Technician
  • Information Systems Engineer
  • Mechatronic Designer
  • Embedded Programmer

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Prescriptions for the PGCert(Elec), PGDip(Elec), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)

Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. Up to 30 pts of the level 500 COMP papers listed below can contribute to the major in Electronics. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
COMP513Topics in Computer Networks18B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in computer networks, at an advanced level.
COMP514Carrier and ISP Networks18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in computer communications, at an advanced level.
COMP589Programming for ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
COMP590Research in Computer ScienceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
ENEL501Special Topics in Electronics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENEL504Analog Filter Design18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
ENEL505Rechargeable Batteries and their Management18A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENEL506Surge Protection of Electronic Systems18B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENEL517Mechatronics18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the design of electromechanical systems combining sensors and actuators interfaced to microcontrollers for feedback control: the enabling technologies of robotics. A series of projects require students to integrate hardware and firmware to achieve specific practical goals.
ENEL522Electro-optical Instrumentation18B (Hamilton)
Theoretical and practical aspects of advanced electro-optical instrumentation will be discussed and applied in practical sessions. Topics include telemeters, interferometers for velocity or vibration detection, optical gyroscopes, optical fibre sensors, and others.
ENEL585Power Electronics18B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the theory and practice of power converters, power management, protection and variable speed drives.
ENEL590Directed Study18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENEL591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENEL592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENEL593Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENEL594Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENEL595Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
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