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Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering University of Auckland

New Zealand

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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.

Mechatronics Engineering:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has enjoyed a long history of research excellence. Embarking on postgraduate study with us gives you the opportunity to tackle projects with real-life relevance, within theoretical frameworks that remain applicable for the future. Major topics that have been undertaken by our Mechatronics researchers include:

  • Actuators for artificial muscles
  • Automation and control
  • Biomimetic structures
  • Industrial solutions, including the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Mechanical Design
  • Medical robotics
  • Motion control systems
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Sensors
  • Smart materials microtechnologies for novel applications, such as wearable sensors

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Mechatronics Engineering

120 point option

  • Completion of MECHTRON 796 ME Thesis (120 points)

180 point option

  • Completion of MECHTRON 796 ME Thesis (120 points)
  • At least 60 points from courses listed in the following schedules: Master of Engineering Studies in Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Where could this programme take you?

An engineering masters degree confirms your ability to investigate an important issue with research expertise, work with initiative, make sound judgements, 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

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

NZ$44,526.00 (22,98,503) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

19-Jul-21, 01-Dec-21

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

NZ$44,526.00 (22,98,503) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

19-Jul-21, 01-Dec-21

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

NZ$44,526.00 (22,98,503) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

19-Jul-21, 01-Dec-21

Venue

Newmarket Campus

314-390 Khyber Pass Road,

AUCKLAND,

Newmarket,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

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

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 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.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

Scholarships

Here are some scholarship that are available at University of Auckland.

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Programme

Value of scholarship

Covers: tuition fees; airfare from the scholar's home country to Auckland, New Zealand; basic cost of living in Auckland; health and medical insurance in New Zealand; airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar's home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation

Application details:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit the following documentation prior to the closing date:

  • Completed ADB-JSP Information Sheet 
  • Academic documentation – both academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Certificate of Employment for the duration of employment issued by the company
  • Certificate of Income issued by the company 
  • Certificate of Family Income issued by the company. Must be either your parents or spouses annual/monthly income.
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Valid IELTS test

Eligibility requirements:

Eligible applicants must be / have:

  • A national of an ADB borrowing member
  • Gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution
  • A bachelors degree or its equivalent with superior academic record
  • At least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application
  • Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies
  • Under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years
  • In good health
  • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.

Ineligible: Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned; staff of JSP-designated institutions are not eligible to apply to their own institution; applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country; applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programmes or who have already completed graduate degree programmes; undergraduate studies, distance learning programmes, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Who can apply:

All international

University of Auckland Acoustics Research Centre PhD Scholarship

Value of scholarship

Up to NZ $27,300 pa plus compulsory fees and international health insurance (if required)

Application details:

You do not need to apply for this scholarship or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee.

Eligibility requirements:

Students will be considered for the award of a University of Auckland Acoustics Research PhD Scholarship at the time of application for admission to a PhD in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland.

The Scholarship is tenable by full-time international students who are eligible to pay domestic fees and who meet all the requirements of these regulations

Applicable study: PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering 

Tenure: 1 year

Who can apply:

All international

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