Master of Engineering Practice
Gain specialist skills and knowledge in electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering with an internationally relevant Master of Engineering Practice.
Designed for recent graduates and practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering, the Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in either 12 or 18 months.
The programme was developed not only in response to the demand from New Zealand employers for work-ready engineers able to tackle the challenges of the changing global, national and local environments, but to also meet the demand of international students who are looking at improving their employability with a taught masters degree. The MEngPrac will enable you to work in diverse industries and fields in New Zealand and worldwide.
The programme includes a management component that will equip you with the professional skills demanded by employers. It also includes a capstone research and development project that will allow you to apply your advanced technical skills to an industrially relevant problem. This is a unique opportunity for young professionals to extend their skills and expertise in their chosen field.
The University of Waikato School of Engineering’s specialised laboratories includes the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research. These include 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software.
|Years:||1 - 1.5|
|Start Dates:||Semester A (February)|
$8,084 per year (120 points)
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|Fees (International):||$53,550 (180 points)|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*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.|
- Electronics engineer
- Mechatronics engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Process engineer
- Materials Engineer
“I'm spending one year with the British Geological Survey, working in the Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratories in Nottingham. Science can be one of the most hands-on fields to work in, and Waikato’s degree nurtures that.”
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Candidates for the programme must:
- Have completed a relevant 3 or 4 year undergraduate qualification in a related discipline with at least a B grade average across the final year papers and
- Satisfy the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree.
If an applicant has professional engineering experience, they may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the University of Waikato’s Academic Board.
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.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for MEngPrac students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
For students who, in the year following application, will be enrolled full-time in a postgraduate qualification: Postgraduate Diploma, Master degree and Doctoral degree.The scholarship will have a value of $10,000.
For students enrolling 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.
For students who are enrolling in 500-level taught papers. Some 400-level taught papers are also eligible (see appendix A of the regulations for a full list). Applicants are expected to have a minimum GPA of A-. International students may apply however they must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand University. The scholarship will have a value of up to $3,000.