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MSc(Research) - Electronics as a main subject

Please note: New students can 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
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,325-$8,085 per year
Fees (International): $34,930 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 points of the level 500 COMPX 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.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
COMPX513Topics in Computer Networks20B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in computer networks, at an advanced level.
COMPX514Carrier and ISP Networks20B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in computer communications, at an advanced level.
ENGEE504Analog Filter Design20B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
ENGEE506Electronics Systems Analysis20A (Hamilton)
This paper uses the approach of problem based learning for the analysis of common electronics circuits and their applications.
ENGEE516Surge Protection of Electronic Systems20B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the essential principles related to surge protection of electronic systems powered by the commercial AC power utility and the systems interconnected via data or telecommunication interfaces.
ENGEE591Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENGEE592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENGEE593Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEE594Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEE595Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project20X (Hamilton)
This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
ENGME580Product Innovation and Development20A (Hamilton)
ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.

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Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: contact-hecs@waikato.ac.nz
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