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MSc(Tech)

Master of Science (Technology)

A Master of Science (Technology) is normally a two-year advanced programme of study,  which builds on your knowledge from the BSc(Tech) degree.  It is similar to the MSc, but has two important differences - it combines taught papers with an applied or industrial based research thesis or dissertation, and it includes two papers on industrial technology and innovation.

Dylan Harrison

Chemistry
For Waikato graduate Dylan Harrison, a career in science has always been on the cards.


The Master of Science (Technology) (MSc(Tech)) degree will provide you with advanced technical abilities relevant to your area of specialisation. It will give you a great depth and breadth of knowledge of science and technology, particularly relating to technological issues in the industrial sector of the New Zealand economy.

Study an MSc(Tech) at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations.

Related subjects

Students enrolling in an MSc(Tech) via the Faculty of Science & Engineering can study Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Electronics, Materials and Processing or Physics.

Facilities

The University of Waikato’s School of Science is home to a suite of well-equipped, world-class laboratories.  You will have the opportunity to use complex research equipment and facilities such as NMR spectroscopy, DNA sequencing and the University of Waikato Herbarium (WAIK).

Build a successful career

Graduates of this degree are well-prepared for a job in industry due to the combination of science and management papers studied. You can find employment in a wide range of science-related industries.

Career opportunities

  • Local and Regional Council
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Energy Companies
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Government Departments
  • Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Private Research Companies
  • Food and Dairy Industries
  • Agriculture and Fisheries

Key information

Study Locations Hamilton
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
Years 2
Points 240
Domestic Fees $7,181-$7,926 per year
International Fees $35,465 per year

Subjects

These are all the subjects available for the Master of Science (Technology)

TITLE TYPE
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Science
Development Studies
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education Studies
Electronics
English
Environmental Planning
Finance
French
Geography
German
History
Human Resource Management
International Relations and Security Studies
Japanese
Labour Studies
Law
Management Systems
Materials and Processing
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Population Studies and Demography
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Relations
Screen and Media Studies
Social Science Research
Sociology
Spanish
Sport and Leisure Studies
Statistics
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
Theatre Studies
Tourism Management
Tourism Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

Broad Memorial Fund

For students who are enrolled in a masters or doctoral thesis in Earth Sciences. Applications must be made on the official Broad Memorial Fund form available from the Scholarships Office website. The value of the scholarship will vary.

Closing Date: 2016-03-31 23:59:00

CRF Heinold Memorial Award

For students who are enrolled in the second or third year of a BSc(Tech) or BE(Hons) and are enrolled in as least one of the prescribe placement papers as outlined in the regulations. The scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000 plus a placement in the area of meat production.

Closing Date: 2016-10-31 23:59:00

Dr Stella Frances Memorial Scholarship

For students who are enrolled or are intending to enrol in the final year of a masters degree at the University of Waikato and are undertaking research that applies to the conservation or environmental issues in the Waikato region. The scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.

Closing Date: 2016-12-16 23:59:00

Golden Plover Wetland Research Award

For students who are enrolled part- or full-time in a Honours or masters degree at any New Zealand University and are conducting research in any aspect of ecology or management of wetlands. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,000.

Closing Date: 2016-11-01 23:59:00

Hillary Jolly Memorial Scholarship

For students who will be enrolled or enrolling full in a masters or doctorate at the University of Waikato in the field of freshwater ecology in New Zealand. The scholarship has a value of up to $6,000 at Master’s for one year and $15,000 per year at doctoral that will not exceed three years.

Closing Date: 2016-02-15 23:59:00

School of Engineering Postgraduate Study Scholarship

For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to study part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Engineering in either a masters degree 90 or 120 point thesis or the first year of a PhD degree.

Closing Date: 2016-07-18 23:59:00

Science and Engineering Masters Fees Awards

For students enrolling in full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.

Closing Date: 2016-03-13 23:59:00

Terry Healy Memorial Award

For students enrolled or intending to enrol in a masters or doctoral degree in Earth Sciences, and who are not receiving other awards providing significant funds or substantial financial assistance under a research contract.

Closing Date: 2016-05-03 23:59:00

Whanganui River Enhancement Trust Scholarship

For students who are enrolled full-time and are undertaking research towards a Masters thesis, Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma. Candidates must be resident in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship and their research should relate to the Whanganui River Catchment.

Closing Date: 2025-12-31 23:59:00

You will spend more time putting theory into practice in the laboratories and out in the field.  Smaller class sizes in taught papers mean more one-on-one time with renowned academics.

The University of Waikato also boasts excellent industry collaborations with organisations such as NIWA, AgResearch, Plant and Food Research and Landcare Research. These strong relationships generate numerous research projects for MSc(Tech) students, who are able to work on real issues with a real client.

Admission requires a relevant Bachelors level qualification or equivalent. Once you have applied to study with us you are welcome to speak with one of our senior academics who will help advise you on your studies based on your goals and previous experience.  This will ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed in your studies. Please consult our Graduate Handbook for details of relevant staff.

Please refer to the relevant regulations in the University of Waikato Calendar for official details of admission and degree requirements, available subjects, honours eligibility and more.

If you do not hold the appropriate qualifications required for direct entry, you may be eligible to apply for a pathway via a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. Contact the Faculty for advice on the possibilities.

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
Facebook: facebook.com/WaikatoScienceEngineering

Degree Structure

Year 1 Year 2
500 LEVEL
Thesis
500 LEVEL
500 LEVEL
500 LEVEL
500 LEVEL
500 LEVEL
ENMP585
ENMP586
120 Points 120 Points
Grad Papers
Thesis