What will I learn?

The Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) is part of the most well-established offering of mechatronics within New Zealand. Massey staff have many years work experience in these areas.

Gain advanced knowledge

With the Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) you will gain advanced knowledge in research methods, mechatronics and robotics, as well as additive manufacturing and system design and integrations. This is through the taught element of the qualification. You will then have the opportunity to develop these further in a postgraduate research project.

World-leading facilities

As a mechatronics student you will have total access to the Centre for Additive Manufacturing. Within the centre you have access to the latest 3D printing and rapid manufacturing technologies, including testing equipment.

Flexibility of focus

You may choose to focus on specific areas such as product development, quality systems or industrial management. Or, you can develop your skills across the full spectrum of these areas.

Real-world learning

This qualification is focused on real-world application. This helps you to better understand the commercial environment and how you can utilise research outcomes to make real change or develop new systems, services or products.

In your research project you will work with real companies on the problems they face. This is a real-world opportunity to apply your knowledge and further your learning in a commercial environment.

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 per semester.

The Master of Engineering Studies is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.

Part One consists of 75 credits at 700-level from courses listed in the Schedule. Part One gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification.

For progression to Part Two, you must have maintained a grade average of at least a B- over the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One, including at least a B grade in 228.797.

Part Two is a 45-credit research report.


Sought after by employers

International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)

earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed

five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.

Which department am I in?

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,290.00 (US$ 28,175) per year

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

Application deadline

1 May 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,


4474, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,290.00 (US$ 28,175) per year

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

Application deadline

1 May 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),



0632, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, with a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses.

For international students

To enter the Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a relevant four-year bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, or
  • a relevant three-year bachelor’s degree plus an honours degree, or equivalent, or
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Massey University

Delivering outstanding learning and ground-breaking research, Massey University has a rich history of academic excellence.

  • Over 5,000 international students
  • Located over three campuses in New Zealand
  • Five innovative colleges
  • Conducts ground-breaking research

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