University of Auckland

Introduction

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (82nd= in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16).

Located in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, the University of Auckland is an international centre of learning and academic excellence, providing an exciting and stimulating environment for over 40,000 students. Auckland is a safe, multicultural and vibrant city of 1.5 million residents, offering an excellent quality of life. Auckland was ranked third best city in Mercer’s 2015 Quality of Living Survey.

Ten reasons to study at the University of Auckland

  1. The University of Auckland is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities (82nd= in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16).
  2. The top-ranked disciplines include: Accounting & Finance (26th = in the world), Law (33rd =), Civil Engineering (43rd), and Computer Science & Information Studies (44th =) (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015)
  3. The University of Auckland has a QS Five Stars Plus rating, achieving five stars in 8 categories including Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalization and Innovation.
  4. The central City Campus and accommodation facilities are conveniently located in the heart of Auckland city, ranked third in the world for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2015).
  5. As an invited member of Universitas 21, Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Worldwide Universities Network, the University provides a strong platform to staff and students for international recognition and research collaboration.
  6. Join 6,000 other international students from over 110 countries for a truly global experience.
  7. With nearly 200 clubs and societies, you can participate in a range of social and cultural activities to help you make friends and settle into life at the university.
  8. The University’s Business School has ‘triple crown’ accreditation from AACSB International (USA), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK).
  9. You can feel safe and secure knowing that our team of international student support staff is available to assist you at every stage of your academic journey.
  10. Dedicated Career Development and Employment Services provide ongoing support, information and resources to help you prepare for your career or consider further study.

General entry requirements

Acceptance into a postgraduate programme at the University of Auckland is based on academic merit and is at the discretion of the dean of the faculty. The ranking of the institution where you achieved your current qualification/s is also taken into account.

For a one-year masters programme:

  • A relevant bachelors honours postgraduate degree.
  • or
  • A relevant postgraduate diploma.

For a one-and-a-half or two-year masters programme:

  • A relevant bachelors degree.

For a PhD programme:

  • A masters degree with first or second class honours (first division).
  • or
  • A bachelor honours postgraduate degree with first or second class honours (first division).
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Master of Architecture (Professional)

Campus Full time 2 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)) will give you the qualification that is required to apply for registration as a professional architect. [+]

Master of Architecture (Professional) The Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)) will give you the qualification that is required to apply for registration as a professional architect. Architects today face an exciting and challenging future where sustainability, climate change, evolving technology and the increasing complexity of human society must all be taken into account. The Master of Architecture (Professional) reflects all these requirements to ensure you graduate well equipped for a rewarding career. Career prospects Career options in architecture include: architect*, architectural historian, building industry consultant, building technologist, computer-aided design professional, design-based librarian or archivist, film designer, heritage architect, interior designer, project manager and urban designer. *Following successful completion of the MArch(Prof) and professional registration. Highlights - Gain a quality, internationally-recognised qualification from a top-100 ranked university (QS World University Rankings 2015/16). - A professionally accredited degree recognised by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). - High quality, research-led teaching. - Well-established connections with practising professionals. Degree structure The Master of Architecture (Professional) is a full-time, two-year programme. In the first year you will attend a number of taught seminars, take professional studies courses and studio design topics. You can select from the following four subjects: Sustainable Design Urban Design Material and Digital Fabrication History/Theory/Criticism. In the second year you will prepare a research thesis in an area of specific interest. You will fully explore your chosen architectural proposition in a practical design context, underpinned by a strong theoretical component. Academic requirements To gain entry to this programme, you must have a bachelors degree in architectural studies, or the equivalent, from a recognised institution. In assessing your application, we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you have 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 4). English requirements The Master of Architecture (Professional) 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) [-]

Master of Arts

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Arts degree allows you to pursue in-depth study and research in your subject area, and work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading academic staff. [+]

Master of Arts The Master of Arts degree allows you to pursue in-depth study and research in your subject area, and work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading academic staff. Highlights - Pursue in-depth study of your subject area. - Undertake research in an area of interest and work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading academic staff. - The University of Auckland is ranked 28th in the world for Arts and Humanities, and 36th for Social Sciences and Management (QS World University Rankings by Faculty Area 2015/16). - In Individual subjects we are ranked 23rd in the world for Development Studies, 26th for Education, 28th for Psychology, 33rd for Linguistics, 33rd for English Language & Literature, 44th for Geography, 49th for Sociology, and in the top 100 for History, Modern Languages, and Politics and International Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). - Develop exceptional transferable skills while increasing your understanding of your field. - Be guided by academic staff who will help you develop your skills and confidence. For many students the relationship with their supervisor is the most valued part of postgraduate study. - Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification from New Zealand's leading university. Available subjects Ancient History Anthropology Applied Linguistics Art History Asian Studies (research masters only) Chinese Comparative Literature Criminology (research masters only) Development Studies Drama Economics Education (research masters only) Employment Relations and Organisation Studies (research masters only) English European Studies (research masters only) French Geography (research masters only) German Greek (research masters only) History (research masters only) Italian Japanese Languages and Literature Latin (research masters only) Linguistics Logic and Computation (research masters only) Maori Studies (research masters only) Mathematics (research masters only) Media, Film and Television Studies Museums and Cultural Heritage (research masters only) Music (research masters only) Pacific Studies Philosophy Politics and International Relations (research masters only) Psychology (research masters only) Screen Production (research masters only) Sociology Spanish Statistics Translation Studies (taught masters only) Women’s Studies (one-year MA only; research masters only) Career prospects With a Master of Arts, some of the fields you could work in include: - Advertising and public relations - Business and banking - Cultural heritage and the arts - Education and teaching - Government and the diplomatic service - Human resources and recruitment - Journalism - Management and administration - Media - Research and policy analysis - Social services - Tourism - Writing, editing and publishing Degree structure The Master of Arts can be taken as one or two-year degree, depending on your entrance pathway, and for most subjects is available as either a research or a taught masters. The research masters can be made up entirely of a thesis project, or you can choose to complete a smaller thesis along with some taught courses. The taught masters allows you to choose a range of taught courses, and also includes a research component. Academic requirements To gain entry into the one-year Master of Arts, you must have a bachelor honours postgraduate arts degree, or postgraduate diploma in arts, or an equivalent qualification, in the intended subject, from a recognised institution. To gain entry into the two-year Master of Arts, you must have a bachelor degree in arts, or an equivalent qualification, from a recognized institution. Individual subjects and research masters may have additional requirements. In assessing your application, we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you have 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). English requirements To be eligible for entrance into the Master of Arts programme, international students must achieve the following minimum test results: Most Master of Arts Subjects 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) Master of Arts in Translation Studies: Academic IELTS 7.0, with no band less than 6.5 or TOEFL (paper-based) 600 (TWE 5.0) or TOEFL (internet-based) 100 (written 24) [-]

Master of Disaster Management

Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, including engineers, policy planners, urban designers, development experts, project managers, economists, scientists, health and social professionals. [+]

Master of Disaster Management Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, including engineers, policy planners, urban designers, development experts, project managers, economists, scientists, health and social professionals. The Master of Disaster Management will prepare you for a career in disaster management, by providing you with the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required to underpin successful approaches to addressing the management of disasters in complex urban environments. Career prospects The Master of Disaster Management will prepare you with the relevant skills to work in the fields of disaster risk, recovery, resilience or disaster management. Highlights - 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. Degree structure The Master of Disaster Management can be taken full-time as either a one-year, or 18-month programme, depending on your current level of qualifications. Made up of a research project and taught courses, the programme covers core disaster management knowledge and allows you to develop a holistic, yet balanced mix of disaster management-related knowledge and skills. Academic requirements For entry into the one-year programme you must have a bachelors degree in Engineering, Laws or Planning, or a bachelors honours postgraduate degree in Science, Arts, Commerce or Health Sciences, or the equivalent of the above, from a recognised institution. For entry into the 18-month programme you must have a bachelors degree in Arts, Commerce, Science or Health Sciences, or the equivalent, from a recognised institution. In assessing your application, we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you have 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). English requirements The Master of Disaster Management 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) [-]

Master of Energy

Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

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. [+]

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. Career prospects 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). Highlights - 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. Degree structure 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. Academic requirements 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). English requirements 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) [-]

Master of Engineering Management

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Engineering Management programme is a flexible, high-quality postgraduate management qualification for professionals with an engineering or equivalent technology background. [+]

Master of Engineering Management The Master of Engineering Management programme is a flexible, high-quality postgraduate management qualification for professionals with an engineering or equivalent technology background. Career prospects Depending on your technical background and practical work experience, the knowledge and skills acquired in the Master of Engineering Management will equip you for a wide range of career options and management positions within international industries. Highlights - 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. Degree structure The Master of Engineering Management is a full-time, one-year programme made up of a project component and elective courses. The elective courses cover both Engineering and Business, and enable you to design a personalised curriculum and study plan to suit your personal learning objectives and career aspirations. The industry-based project component involves the application of sound engineering management principles in practice. Academic requirements To gain entry into the Master of Engineering Management, you must have a bachelors honours postgraduate degree in engineering, or an equivalent degree, from a recognised institution. Alternatively, you can gain entry with a relevant bachelors degree from a recognised institution, plus a minimum of three years of relevant industry experience. Additionally, you must provide written consent from a company willing to host your compulsory project in Engineering Management. In assessing your application, we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you have 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). English requirements The Master of Engineering Management 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) [-]

Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management

Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management is a highly specialised degree designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical management skills you will need as a construction and engineering professional to excel in today’s challenging and complex projects. [+]

Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management The Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management is a highly specialised degree designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical management skills you will need as a construction and engineering professional to excel in today’s challenging and complex projects. The University of Auckland’s Engineering Faculty has strong links to industry, and the Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management has been designed and developed in co-operation with leading construction companies. Career prospects Our graduates are currently involved in a wide range of construction and engineering projects, ranging from the feasibility and planning stages through to procurement, construction and use, in both public and private institutions. Some of our recent graduates are now working as: General manager of an international construction management company Project manager for a large utility company Design engineer for an international consulting firm Construction manager for a leading contracting firm Project manager for an international engineering firm Highlights - 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. Degree structure The Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management can be taken fulltime as either a one-year or 18-month programme, depending on your current qualifications. Three core taught courses cover project management and construction management, and elective courses and projects can be selected from a range of Engineering, Business or project options. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed an approved bachelors degree (18-month programme), or a bachelors honours postgraduate degree (one-year programme) from a recognised institution, in engineering, construction or architecture (or another construction discipline). 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. English requirements The Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management 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) [-]

Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

If you interested in a career in the food industry, in one of the largest and most stable industries in the world, then the Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering could be for you. [+]

Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering If you interested in a career in the food industry, in one of the largest and most stable industries in the world, then the Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering could be for you. Career prospects Using engineering principles, food process engineers develop, analyse and optimise operations, assisting in new product development and helping to improve food processing, nutrition composition, preservation and packaging. With technical, regulatory, ethical and business knowledge, graduates of the Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering are well equipped to pursue careers in the food industry, where their work can help to improve profit margins and increase market share. Graduates can also pursue careers in universities and regulatory agencies. Highlights - 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 New Zealand’s only Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope, used by food and biological scientists and surface and materials researchers, and the NanoIndenter, which is one of only two machines in the world that can view, measure and test materials at the nano scale. Degree structure The Food Process Engineering specialisation is a full-time, one-year programme, offered as either a taught option (four taught courses plus a research project), or a research option (two taught courses plus a research portfolio). Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have either: A bachelor of engineering honours degree, or an equivalent qualification or postgraduate diploma in engineering, processing, food technology or food science, from a recognised institution or An approved bachelors degree and three years’ relevant work experience 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. English requirements The Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process 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) [-]

Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

Completing the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering will greatly enhance your ability to practice in the geotechnical engineering field by extending your education in your area of specialisation and upgrading your current skills and training. [+]

Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering Completing the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering will greatly enhance your ability to practice in the geotechnical engineering field by extending your education in your area of specialisation and upgrading your current skills and training. New Zealand is a stimulating country in which to practise geotechnical engineering with its young and varied geology, seismic activity and diverse rainfall patterns. Many unique problems occur here as a result and these present challenges for innovative and novel solutions. Career prospects A current worldwide shortage of suitably trained geotechnical engineering professionals puts graduates of the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering in a good position to take leading roles in planning, evaluating, designing, constructing, maintaining, and managing geotechnical infrastructure. The programme also provides valuable background expertise for those wishing to enter into asset management or to begin to pursue a career in research and development. Highlights - 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 New Zealand’s only Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope, used by food and biological scientists and surface and materials researchers, and the NanoIndenter, which is one of only two machines in the world that can view, measure and test materials at the nano scale. Degree structure The Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering is made up of eight taught courses over one year of full-time study. Two core courses cover Experimental and Computational Geotechnical Engineering. You can then elect additional courses from a range of options in the fields of geology, civil engineering, engineering science and environmental engineering. Academic requirements To be admitted to this programme, you must have completed a bachelors honours postgraduate degree, or equivalent, in civil and environmental engineering from a recognised institution, with an appropriate level of knowledge of geomechanics. 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. English requirements The Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical 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) [-]

Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering

Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

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 ... [+]

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. Career prospects 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. Highlights - 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. Degree structure 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. Academic requirements 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. English requirements 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) [-]

Master of Legal Studies

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Masters of Legal Studies (MLS) is for graduates who do not have a Law undergraduate degree but whose work involves legal issues and dealing with legislation. Completion of this degree will not satisfy the entry requirements for admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and is not a substitute for an LLB degree. [+]

Master of Legal Studies The Masters of Legal Studies (MLS) is for graduates who do not have a Law undergraduate degree but whose work involves legal issues and dealing with legislation. Completion of this degree will not satisfy the entry requirements for admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and is not a substitute for an LLB degree. The MLS suits professionals from non-legal backgrounds who find that their careers require some knowledge of legal matters, but do not necessarily want to practise law. Professionals who will particularly benefit include: Accountants and Auditors, Architects and Town Planners, Business Development Managers, Compliance Managers, Engineers, IT professionals, Police and Public Sector. The programme has a similar structure to the LLM and offers six specialisations: Commercial and Corporate Law, Public Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. MLS by coursework The MLS by coursework offers law graduates an opportunity to study areas in greater depth and complexity in an undergraduate programme. Courses offered in the MLS by coursework programme combine a degree of sophistication or technical difficulty in terms of legal content with a substantial consideration of relevant interdisciplinary aspects of the subject matter and a focus on policy. Each course contains a significant research component. MLS by research The LLM by research offers graduates the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in an area of personal interest to enhance future employment opportunities either professionally or academically. 90-point thesis The MLS degree may be completed by one 30-point Masters-level course or Dissertation at the Faculty of Law and a 90-point thesis. Research portfolio – 90 points The purpose of Research Portfolios is to accommodate those students who wish to engage in more sustained research than the taught programme offers, but who do not wish to write a thesis on a single topic. Dissertation Students may complete a 30 point dissertation as part of their taught courses. Programme highlights The Auckland Law School offers the largest and most diverse range of postgraduate law taught courses in New Zealand. Our postgraduate programmes have a strong international focus. Our academic staff are at the forefront of their areas of expertise, nationally and internationally. High calibre teaching and research supervision. Start any time during the year: our postgraduate programmes are structured to allow maximum flexibility. The Auckland Law School is home to a number of research centres of excellence, including the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice and the Research Centre for Business Law. The faculty’s Davis Law Library is the most comprehensive law library in New Zealand. Career opportunities Research counsel Policy analyst in public or private sector; foreign policy clerk Tax adviser, auditor, revenue assessment officer Financial adviser, strategic policy planner Mediator Resource management officer, property consultant [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Data Science

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Master of Professional Studies in Data Science has a professional focus and serves increasing demands from industry. [+]

Master of Professional Studies in Data Science

The MProfStuds in Data Science serves increasing demands from industry, which relies upon massive volumes of data. With the ability to turn data into information, data scientists have the skill set to drive innovation and affect the success of start-ups, established businesses and organisations, governments, science projects, as well as media, broadcast and cultural events. Analysts, data administrators, software developers, managers, programmers and scientists could all benefit from the programme to further their careers. Companies such as IBM, Infosys, Oracle and Orion increasingly need specialists in this field.

Degree structure

The Master of Professional Studies is a full-time, one-year taught masters programme. You can choose from a range of subjects offered for your area of specialisation. The MProfStuds in Data Science also includes a dissertation component.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Public Policy is an opportunity to focus on the field of public policy and develop your potential for leadership in the public sector. [+]

Master of Public Policy The Master of Public Policy is an opportunity to focus on the field of public policy and develop your potential for leadership in the public sector. Highlights - The University of Auckland is ranked 40th in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 in the world for Politics (QS World University Rankings by Faculty Area and Subject 2015/2016). - Be guided by academic staff who will help you develop your skills and confidence. For many students the relationship with their supervisor is the most valued part of postgraduate study. - Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification from New Zealand's leading university. - Learn from national and international speakers who participate in our Master of Public Policy Seminar Series. Degree structure The one-year, full-time programme is made up of policy and politics courses, other relevant courses and a dissertation, and will help you to develop: Knowledge of political and policy processes Acquaintance with issues in governance Experience using tools of policy analysis and evaluation The ability to apply economic and statistical analysis in policy development Research and project management skills Communication and team-work skills Academic requirements To gain entry into the Master of Public Policy, you must have completed a bachelors honours postgraduate degree in arts, or an equivalent qualification, from a recognised institution. You must also have completed Statistics 101 from the University of Auckland, or an equivalent statistics course from another recognised institution. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your qualification as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. English requirements The Master of Public Policy 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) For more information on English language entry requirements including other recognised English language tests not listed here, and English language pathway courses, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/english-language-requirements [-]

Master of Urban Design

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

If your background is in architecture, urban planning or landscape architecture, the Master of Urban Design offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, techniques and skills for the analysis and design of urban environments. [+]

Master of Urban Design If your background is in architecture, urban planning or landscape architecture, the Master of Urban Design offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, techniques and skills for the analysis and design of urban environments. Career prospects The Master of Urban Design programme will ensure you are well equipped to pursue a career as an urban designer or as a leader and manager of urban design processes, in both public and private contexts. Degree structure The Master of Urban Design is a one-year, full-time taught masters programme. A major component of the programme is studio-based project work, responding to actual urban design issues and contexts in cities such as Auckland. Through taught courses, you will study urban design theory, principles and practices, sustainable development futures, the role of physical and social infrastructure in cities, and the economic context of urban investment and development. The programme also offers opportunities for research and (when offered), international study tours. Academic requirements To gain entry into the Master of Urban Design, you must have completed a Bachelor of Architecture or Planning, or a four-year degree in Landscape Architecture, or a Master of Planning Practice or Architecture (Professional), or the equivalent of any of the above, in a recognised institution. You will be required to submit a portfolio of work that provides evidence of an appropriate level of skill in design and urban analysis, a resume of professional work, and a statement on why you wish to study urban design. 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 English requirements The Master of Urban Design 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) [-]

Master of Urban Planning

Campus Full time 2 years July 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Urban Planning is a full-time, two-year programme specifically designed for people who have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and are seeking to gain a professionally accredited urban planning education as a pathway into practice. [+]

Master of Urban Planning The Master of Urban Planning is a full-time, two-year programme specifically designed for people who have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and are seeking to gain a professionally accredited urban planning education as a pathway into practice. Career prospects Urban planners play a strategic role in shaping challenging urban environments – economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. This professionally accredited degree focuses on issues such as policy formulation and implementation, urban sustainability, urban design, urban economics, social and cultural matters, and infrastructure design. Degree structure The Master of Urban Planning is a full-time, two-year programme made up of taught courses that are research-led, drawing on the latest developments in urban planning scholarship and examining a range of New Zealand and international examples of best urban planning practice. Academic requirements To gain entry into the Master of Urban Planning, you must have completed a bachelors or masters degree, or the equivalent, in a relevant discipline excluding the Degree of Bachelor of Planning or Master of Planning Practice. 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). English requirements The Master of Urban Planning 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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