Master of Energy
If you have an undergraduate background in Engineering, Science or Business, the Master of Energy will enable you to develop expertise in a chosen aspect of the energy industry.
The programme is part research project and part coursework, with range of course options that allow you to concentrate on a particular energy form such as wind or geothermal, to take additional business courses, or to focus on sustainability/policy issues.
Graduates of the Master of Energy will develop expertise for a career pathway in any aspect of the energy industry (technical, business or policy related).
- Gain a quality degree from New Zealand’s top University, ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
- The University is ranked 59th in the world for Engineering and Technology. Our individual subject rankings are 43rd for Civil & Structural Engineering, and in the top 100 for Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,and Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (QS World University Rankings 2015/16).
- The University of Auckland is home to the largest number of top-rated researchers of any New Zealand university (Performance Based Research Fund Report 2012).
- Student life is vibrant within the faculty, with the Engineering Atrium providing a relaxed environment for students that can be used for both study and socialising. The atrium includes an oval-shaped 250-seat lecture theatre, four new computer laboratories and a café.
- The University’s researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment such as the Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel (TFWT), designed to simulate the flow of wind over yacht sails, and made famous around the world for its role in Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory in 1995 and 2000, and the NanoIndenter, which is one of only two machines in the world that can view, measure and test materials at the nano scale.
The Master of Energy is a full-time, one-year programme that includes both coursework and a research project.
The core taught courses will give you an overview of business and technology issues, and you can complete these alongside either research thesis, or a smaller research project and further elective courses.
In both cases the research will involve working on a problem relevant to industry and the project scope may include economic, environmental, regulatory and business issues, as well as technical matters.
To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelor honours postgraduate degree from a recognised institution, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or an equivalent qualification, in a relevant field such as engineering, science or commerce.
In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects (you will need a grade-point average of equivalent to a B or 5).
The Master of Energy is taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently.
To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:
- Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0 or
- TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5) or
- TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21)
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Last updated May 9, 2016