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Master of Engineering (ME) in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
120 or 180 points
Start date: 02-March-2020
Campus:
Newmarket Campus
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Course details

Summary

Boost your abilities to perform rigorous intellectual analysis and solve complex problems in an engineering field of your choice with this research qualification.

Programme overview

Gain access to our advanced facilities and establish contact with world-class experts. Join us to innovate, improve and push forward the frontiers of knowledge. This research programme allows you to choose from a variety of specializations and contribute to your preferred field, allowing the potential to apply your in-depth expertise to further study.

The ME is structured to help you develop a sense of independence and confidence in your ability to think critically and conduct fundamental or applied research. Regardless of your specialization, you will engage with a stimulating mix of theory and analysis, setting you apart in your pursuit of higher-level opportunities.

Chemical and Materials Engineering:

Postgraduate students in Chemical and Materials Engineering gain a deeper understanding of how things work, with the potential to develop new technologies. Areas of interest include:

  • Advanced and nanomaterials research, which involves in-depth studies into properties, performance, processing, microstructure, and industrial applications
  • Chemical and process engineering, including aluminium smelting technology, heat exchange, iron and steel making, food processing, high-pressure sterilisation, and more
  • Energy and the environment, including biodiesel, oil and gas processing, thermal management, air flow and heat transfer, and clean technologies
  • Food and bioproduct processing, with a focus on value-added food products and cost-effective technologies
  • Materials engineering, with studies into metals and manufacturing, and non-metallic materials such as polymers for high-performance applications
  • Separation and reaction engineering, specialising in green process engineering
  • Surface and materials science, from the nano to large-scale

Programme structure

You may pursue either a 120 point or 180 point ME in one of our approved specializations. This is generally dependent on your prior study. Both options require the completion of a 120 point research thesis.

Your thesis topic, which will involve discussions with your supervisor, is determined by your chosen specialization.

The 180 point ME is intended for students with a relevant three-year bachelor’s degree, such as engineering, science or architecture. This requires the selection of an additional 60 points of courses from a list of taught classes relevant to your chosen research specialization.

Where could this programme take you?

An engineering master’s degree confirms your ability to investigate an important issue with research expertise, work with initiative, make sound judgments, draw conclusions and write a thesis to explain your arguments. These are extremely marketable qualities that can be used to widen your career options and general employability, both immediately after you finish your masters, and later on in your career.

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Research 120 points: You must have completed a four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Research 180 points: You must have completed an undergraduate degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field related to your intended specialisation.

You will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

Course variations

02-March-2020 - University of Auckland

Campus:
University of Auckland
Tuition fees:
Duration:
120 or 180 points
Start date: 02-March-2020
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02-March-2020 - Grafton Campus

Campus:
Grafton Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
120 or 180 points
Start date: 02-March-2020
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