Part time Master's Degree in Engineering & Technology in New Zealand

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Studies in engineering and technology prepare you for the technologically oriented workforce of today.

Members of the workforce with engineering and technology training are sought out by many industries including medical research and computer software development.

 

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Master of Engineering

The University of Waikato
Campus 12 months March 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Engineering & Technology in New Zealand. Master of Engineering This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree. As a Master of Engineering (ME) graduate you will have the opportunity to either seek employment as a professional engineer, or start a research career. The ME normally takes 12 months to complete full-time. It builds on prior study at undergraduate level, such as the four-year BE(Hons) or BSc(Tech). The degree requires 120 points, which can either be made up of 30 points in taught papers and a 90-point dissertation (research project), or one 120-point thesis. If you enrol in an ME via the Faculty of Science & Engineering you can major in Engineering, and your thesis topic may come from our wide range of study areas such as biological engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering and electronic engineering. Software Engineering projects are completed via the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. The Faculty of Science & Engineering fosters collaborative relationships between science, engineering, industry and management. The Faculty has developed a very strong research base to support its aims of providing you with in-depth knowledge, analytical skills, innovative ideas, and techniques to translate science into technology in the real world. You will have the opportunity to undertake research with staff who are leaders in their field and will have the use of world-class laboratory facilities. Past ME students have worked on projects such as a ‘snake robot’ for disaster rescue and a brain-controlled electro-mechanical prosthetic hand. Facilities The University of Waikato School of Engineering’s specialised laboratories includes the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research. These include 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software. The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand, ranging from phones and tablets for mobile application development to cluster computers for massively parallel processing. Software engineering students will have 24 hour access to computer labs equipped with all the latest computer software. Build a successful career Depending on the thesis topic studied, graduates of this degree may find employment in the research and development department in a range of engineering industries, including energy companies, environmental agencies, government departments, biomedical/pharmaceutical industries, private research companies, universities, food and dairy industries, electronics, agriculture, forestry and more. The ME can also be a stepping stone to doctoral studies. Career opportunities Aeronautical Engineer Automotive Engineer Biotechnologist Computer-aided Engineer Engineering Geologist Food and Drink Technologist Laboratory Technician Mechanical Engineer Medical Sciences Technician Patent Attorney Pharmaceutical Engineer Quality Assurance Officer Research Assistant Theoretical Physics Research Practical Experience Many ME theses are in collaboration with industry. The Faculty of Engineering has excellent industry collaborations with companies such as Fonterra, Gallagher Group, Oji Fibre Solutions, Tetra Pak and ArborGen Australasia. These strong relationships generate numerous research projects for engineering students, so you will be able to work on real issues with real clients. Admission and enrolment Admission requires a relevant Bachelors level qualification or equivalent. Once you have applied to study with us you are welcome to speak with one of our senior academics who will help advise you on your studies based on your goals and previous experience. This will ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed in your studies. If you are enrolling via the Faculty of Science & Engineering, please consult our Graduate Handbook for details of relevant staff. Please refer to the relevant regulations in the University of Waikato Calendar for official details of admission and degree requirements, available subjects, honours eligibility and more. If you do not hold the appropriate qualifications required for direct entry, you may be eligible to apply for a pathway via a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. Contact the Faculty for advice on the possibilities. [-]

Master of Cyber Security

The University of Waikato
Campus 12 - 18 months March 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cyber security professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand. [+]

Master of Cyber Security Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cyber security professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand. As you work towards your Master of Cyber Security (MCS), you'll develop a thorough understanding of the technical, legal, policy and management aspects of cyber security. You'll learn about cloud computing technologies and computer infrastructure, as well as the law relating to cyber security. You'll gain skills relating to detecting security breaches, preventative security and offensive security. This includes computer system penetration testing. You'll learn how to think innovatively and develop the ability to apply your knowledge so you can work at an advanced level as a professional in cyber security. When you study cyber security at Waikato, you'll have the opportunity to work with, and learn from award-winning cyber security experts such as Dr Ryan Ko. Our academics also have strong international connections with industry and government, such as the National Cyber Policy Office and INTERPOL. Computing facilities at Waikato The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand. You'll have 24 hour access to computer labs running the latest industry standard software. The University of Waikato is also home to New Zealand’s first cyber security lab, where the Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato (CROW) operate from – the creators of the annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge. Build a successful career Demand for trained professionals in cyber security is increasing globally at 3.5 times the rate of the overall job market. Once you've completed your training in this area, you'll be qualified to do a number of different types of roles in an industry with a 'near zero' unemployment rate. Our graduates are in high demand and most of our alumni work in the top public and private organisations in New Zealand and internationally – like Sjoerd de Feijter, who is now a Junior Software Engineer for multinational corporation Gallagher. Career opportunities Chief Information Security Officer Entrepreneurs of new security products and service Penetration Testers/ Security Assessment Consultants IT Security Consultant Admission and enrolment For admission into the MCS, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree or postgraduate diploma, normally in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. You will need an average of at least B in your 300 level or higher Computer Science papers. International students will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in the writing band. International students can email international@waikato.ac.nz for more information or help with the application process. [-]

Master of Information Technology

The University of Waikato
Campus 12 - 18 months March 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Engineering & Technology in New Zealand. Master of Information Technology The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner. The course's main feature is the industry internship (FMCS596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole semester. As an intern you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting. The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry. Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills. The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech). Career opportunities Internet/Multimedia Developer Database Developer Cloud Computing Developer Data Security Developer Network and Support Developer Software Architect Technical Consultant Systems Administrator Admission and enrolment For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, normally in Computer Science. You will need an average of at least B in 80 points of 300 level or above including at least 40 points in Computer Science or a related field. Students with a non-ICT undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech). International students will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in the writing band. International students can email international@waikato.ac.nz for more information or help with the application process. Degree Structure For students with an undergraduate degree, this degree requires a total of 180 points consisting of 120 points of 500 level taught papers and a 60 point internship (FCMS596). For students with an Honours degree, this degree requires a total of 120 points consisting of 60 points of 500 level taught papers and a 60 point internship (FCMS596). [-]

Master of Engineering Practice

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus 12 - 16 months November 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Victoria University’s Master of Engineering Practice (MEP) is a unique and innovative programme for graduates seeking a professional postgraduate engineering qualification in the IT field. [+]

Victoria University’s Master of Engineering Practice (MEP) is a unique and innovative programme for graduates seeking a professional postgraduate engineering qualification in the IT field. There is a demand from New Zealand employers for ICT graduates, particularly for graduates who have the appropriate skills for working eff ectively in the New Zealand workplace. Industry has made it clear that they need graduates with good communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the professional environment in industry, as well as straight technical knowledge and skills. The MEP has been designed to provide graduates who can meet that demand. About the Master of Engineering Practice Programme Many Engineering and Computer Science graduates have little experience at applying theoretical knowledge to real engineering problems and little understanding of the professional environment in the New Zealand industry. The MEP is a one-year, 180-point Master’s programme which aims to help students advance their skills and improve their job prospects. Students will have completed a relevant degree such as in Computer Science or an appropriate engineering discipline. The programme will include courses focusing on communication, problem solving and enterprise skills. It will end with a three-month research and development project in an industry placement. For Electronics and/or Computer Science Engineering graduates or similar Unique in NZ. Designed to prepare students for work in the ICT industry Includes an industrial placement (Part Three of the degree) Applicants must be able to demonstrate: Strength in Maths; some Programming in their background; able to deal with Abstractions Course Structure Taught 180 points Master’s degree - 1.5 years of academic study. It is taught in three parts and it is expected that students may complete the degree in one calendar year. Part 1 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Research and Communication Skills (15 points) Engineering Practice (15 points) 2 courses from Electronics, Networking, Software or Computer Science (30 points) Part 2 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Engineering project (30 Points) 2 courses from Electronics, Networking, Software or Computer Science (30 points) Part 3 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Industry Research and Development Project (60 points) Students may be placed in industries locally (including within Victoria University of Wellington), or nationally – past industry placements include companies such as Google, Xero, Datacom, Weta Digital, Park Road Post, Solnet, Microsoft, IBM, Trade Me, Fujitsu, Magritek, Tekron, BRANZ, Callaghan Innovation, BECA, GNS, Fisher & Paykel, EDMI, Chorus, Transfield Services, 2degrees and others. Students may be paid by companies in which they are placed. *Entry to Part 3 requires at least a B- average grade in Part 1 and Part 2 or special permission from the Head of School. Start Date The MEP begins in November (Trimester 3) each year. Although the programme is 180 points (1.5 academic years of study), it is expected that students complete the full MEP within 12 months, through three consecutive trimesters of study. Admission Requirements Applicants for the MEP will have: completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject with good grades; and been accepted by the Head of School of Engineering and Computer Science as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study. Applicants must also meet the University’s postgraduate English language requirements: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; or TOEFL 90 IBT with a minimum of 20 in writing; or Pearson Test of English score of 65 with a Communicative score of not less than 58; or Two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in Victoria University of Wellington’s English Profi ciency Programme. Tuition Fees NZ$51,200 for the full programme (1.5 years/180 points of academic study) [NZ$34,150 for 120 points or one academic year of study]. Other costs include annual levies of approximately NZ$720 and health and travel insurance costs of approximately NZ $590. [-]

Master of Computer Science

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Engineering and Computer Science are complex and fast moving disciplines, and Victoria is committed to excellence in its teaching and research. Our undergraduate degrees provide an excellent platform for careers in engineering and computer science, but postgraduate study will enable you to explore the full breadth and depth of these dynamic disciplines. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Engineering & Technology in New Zealand. Engineering and Computer Science are complex and fast moving disciplines, and Victoria is committed to excellence in its teaching and research. Our undergraduate degrees provide an excellent platform for careers in engineering and computer science, but postgraduate study will enable you to explore the full breadth and depth of these dynamic disciplines. Professional engineers also benefit from studying the latest trends in their fields. Our postgraduate programmes support new graduates, experienced professionals and those who are looking for a change of career. Master of Computer Science The Master of Computer Science (MCompSc) is master’s degree centred on course work completed over two years (or a longer period on a part-time basis). It is a graduate qualification designed for professionals seeking to advance their knowledge of Computer Science and to obtain a formal qualification that recognises their achievement. The degree may also be attractive to new graduates who wish to advance their knowledge of Computer Science before seeking employment. The degree emphasises course work as opposed to a significant research thesis. How to Apply Applicants for Master thesis programmes are advised to discuss their proposed enrolment with a member of the Engineering and Computer Science staff, either in person or by mail/email. Applicants with qualifications not from VUW should bring/include a copy of their transcript and details of courses they have taken. International students for whom English is not their first language should also bring/send a copy of their IELTS or TOEFL scores. Coursework Programmes Applications for postgraduate programmes with coursework (BSc (Hons), MSc with part 1, MCompSci, postgraduate diplomas) can be made prior to each trimester using the same application process as for undergraduate programmes: see the university enrolment page. International students must apply through Victoria International. Academic requirements To study the Master of Computer Science you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the same subject area - applicants with an Honours degree may be admitted to shorter programme Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]