Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering
Developed in consultation with land transport industry professionals and industry leaders, the Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering will help you gain a sound understanding of the fundamental concepts, techniques and issues in the field of transportation engineering, including traffic engineering, transport and land use planning, highway engineering, pavement materials and management systems, road safety and crash investigation.
The Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering is designed to enable graduates to take leading roles in planning, evaluating, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating the transport infrastructure.
The programme also provides valuable background expertise if you are wishing to enter into management of transport infrastructure, or to pursue a career in research and development.
- 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 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.
The Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering can be taken full-time as either a one-year or 18-month programme, depending on your current qualifications.
The programme is made up of taught courses and research projects. The research components must be undertaken in a relevant area of transportation engineering and will be supervised by an academic staff member with some mentoring input or assistance from industry.
The preferred entry requirement is an approved bachelors degree (18-month programme), or bachelors honours postgraduate degree (one-year programme), in Civil Engineering from a recognised institution.
Candidates with relevant degrees in other areas of engineering, science or other similar qualifications will be considered.
Applications will be judged on previous academic achievement, recent work experience and communications skills.
The Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering 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