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Master of Engineering Practice

Masters Degree MEngPrac
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Gain specialist skills and knowledge in civil, electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering with an internationally relevant Master of Engineering Practice.

180 points, 1 - 1.5 years; OR 120 points, 1 year


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MEngPrac?

Designed for recent graduates and practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing field of engineering.

The Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in 120 points (12 months) or in 180 points (12- 18 months) depending on background and experience.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Materials and Processing
  • Mechanical
Work-ready Engineers

The MEngPrac 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 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Process engineer

180 points, 1 - 1.5 years; OR 120 points, 1 year


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

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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.