ME - Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a main subject
This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree.
The world as we know it is continuously and rapidly evolving, with electrical and electronic engineers at the forefront of all practical technology that we require in order to solve society's needs for communication, clean energy, industry and climate change.
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|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||$7,835 - $8,797 per year|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$41,080 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.|
- Computer Systems Engineer
- Control Systems Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- Instrumentation Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Power Systems Engineer
- Systems Developer
Papers available within Electrical and Electronic Engineering
|Code||Paper Title||Points||Occurrence / Location|
|COMPX518||Cyber Security||15.0||22A (Hamilton)|
|This paper introduces the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover various aspects of defensive, offensive and preventative security. Selective topics from a wide range, such as security vulnerabilities, secure software, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptography, applied cryptography, authentication...|
|COMPX523||Data Stream Mining||15.0||22A (Hamilton)|
|Data streams are everywhere, from F1 racing over electricity networks to news feeds. Data stream mining relies on and develops new incremental algorithms that process streams under strict resource limitations.|
|COMPX525||Deep Learning||15.0||22A (Hamilton)|
|This paper provides an introduction into Deep Learning, focussing on both algorithms and applications. It covers both the basics of Neural networks and current mainstream and advanced Deep Learning technology.|
|COMPX527||Secure Cloud Application Engineering||15.0||22B (Hamilton)|
|Software Engineering on the Cloud is extremely prevalent nowadays. In this paper, you will learn how to design, develop and test cloud-native applications with a special focus on satisfying requirements.|
|COMPX529||Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems||15.0||22A (Online)|
|Software-intensive systems need to manage themselves to fulfill dynamic requirements in a changing environment. Self-adaptation is employed in clouds/datacenters, digital twins, networks, IoT, autonomous robots, etc. Adaptation challenges include self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection.|
|ENGEE505||Topics in Renewable Energy||15.0||No occurrences|
|The paper will introduce and explore one or more advanced topics in Renewable Energy systems.|
|ENGEE510||Sustainable Energy and Power Systems||15.0||22A (Hamilton)|
|This course provides an in-depth understanding of modern power systems, their operation and control, and particularly the issues related to the integration of distributed sustainable/renewable generation into the network.|
|ENGEE523||Sensors, Instrumentation and Measurement||15.0||22A (Hamilton)|
|An overview of instruments used by engineers, including sensor fundamentals and measurement uncertainties for discussions leading to measurement system development with technical procedures (characterisation, calibration, accreditation, documentary standards and accreditation).|
|ENGEE531||Advanced Signal Processing||15.0||No occurrences|
|This paper introduces advanced methods for digitally processing signals. It covers signal transforms with applications in 1D and 2D, principles and practical methods of digital filter design, statistical signal processing.|
|ENGEE532||Image Processing and Machine Vision||15.0||22B (Hamilton)|
|This paper is an introduction to image processing and machine vision in the engineering context. Students will learn to develop image processing algorithms from theory through to software implementation.|
|ENGEE534||Transmission Lines and Antennas||15.0||22B (Hamilton)|
|The paper uses classical electromagnetic theory to describe the propagation of electromagnetic waves and to analyse applications like transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, and microwave circuits.|
|ENGEE536||Power Electronics||15.0||22B (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers theory, design, applications and the systems approach in power electronics. Subjects include power semiconductors, power converters, energy storage devices, DC power management, AC power conditioning and surge protection.|
|ENGEE580||Mechatronic Projects||15.0||No occurrences|
|The paper brings together electronic, programming, and mechanical skills into projects where real-time systems are designed, constructed, and demonstrated. Timing of actuators and sensor inputs from fastest to slowest limits of a real-time controller imparts an appreciation of scheduling what is possible in any given mechatronic product.|
|ENGEN570||Engineering and the Profession||15.0||22D (Hamilton)|
|The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication.|
|ENGEN582||Honours Research and Development Project||45.0||22X (Hamilton)|
|This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res...|
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Entry into the BE(Hons) in the specified programme of Electrical and Electronic Engineering will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance, including a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Calculus. Applicants must also gain at least 14 credits in NCEA at Level 3 in Physics.
All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and pathways are available
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Electrical and Electronic Engineering students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students who are enrolled full-time in their 3rd or 4th year (including honours year) in the field of science, engineering, economics, law or other related fields, with a specific interest in energy matters in New Zealand.
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Work placements are a major feature of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme and you will complete 800 hours of relevant work experience during your degree.
Our Work-Integrated Learning team actively seeks and oversees your work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals, and supporting you throughout your work experience.
By the time you graduate you will have the credibility of paid experience to take with you as you start your career.