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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (Sustainable Resource Recovery)

Key information

Level of study:
Postgraduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: Expected March-2022
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

Enhance your undergraduate qualification with specialised knowledge to enable progression into an engineering masters programme.

This qualification gives students who have completed a three-year engineering degree the opportunity to build on their previous skills, and understand the principles, concepts and ideas that underpin a chosen specialisation. It is designed to provide a pathway to further study in a masters programme.

Sustainable Resource Recovery:

Sustainable Resource Recovery involves the development of innovative waste minimisation and recycling technologies, and resource recovery processes that are beneficial to our environment and economy.

Subject overview

In response to the necessary transition to a circular economy and sustainable society, modern processes need to be energy and material efficient, flexible and be able to recover valuable resources from materials that are conventionally considered as waste.

As ‘sustainability’ becomes increasingly seen as a buzzword, new generations of engineers and scientists are working to redefine the term so that it truly addresses not just economic survival, but the needs of humanity and our planet. We aim to ensure that our engineering graduates can empower positive change, and are a reflection of this perspective.

Our Master of Engineering Studies in Sustainable Resource Recovery aims at educating a new range of professionals with a holistic overview on waste minimisation and up-to-date resource recovery technologies who are familiar with sustainability concepts and can bring novel mindsets to industry. This programme will provide an essential framework for graduates entering into both engineering and scientific employment, in New Zealand and overseas.

Where could this programme take you?

The PGDipEng functions largely as a pathway for further study – while it can generally increase employment opportunities, this qualification ultimately supplements your three-year undergraduate degree with the additional skills needed to pursue an engineering masters degree.

Further study options

  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Energy
  • Master of Operations Research

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an Engineering degree or an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Architecture, Geology, or Physics. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution), and you will need a GPE of 3.0.

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 68 and a writing score of 21; 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.

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