Employers need ICT professionals and engineers who have the skills to work effectively in the New Zealand workplace: good communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the professional environment, alongside strong technical knowledge.
The 180-point Master of Engineering Practice combines taught courses, a research project, and an industry placement to give you practical knowledge and experience.
You’ll gain skills in communication, problem solving and enterprise to complement your technical knowledge, giving you an edge in this fast-growing industry.
Enhance your career prospects
- Apply your technical knowledge to designing, implementing and evaluating practical engineering problems.
- Develop teamwork and professional practice skills in the context of engineering problem solving—in a variety of industry-relevant individual and group projects.
- Gain valuable research and communication skills through summarising research, writing engineering proposals, and delivering oral and written reports.
Choose a specialty
You can choose courses in your area of interest, including:
From mobile phones to autonomous robots, the modern world depends upon mechatronic systems. Some of the most exciting breakthroughs in technology are happening in the field of robotics and mechatronics, including automation and artificial intelligence.
Alternative energy technologies are rapidly becoming affordable, and it is well accepted that these will be immensely disruptive to our traditional model of centralized energy generation, transmission and distribution. Be at the forefront of this emerging industry.
The software is the technology driving innovation and change in the world’s biggest industries, including healthcare, transport, and financial services. Give yourself an edge in this fast-growing field.
Work with industry
Wellington has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies in New Zealand. Our ICT sector is the largest contributor to GDP in Wellington, and a significant employer of talent in the region.
Your study can include a placement with industry leaders, giving you the chance to apply your learning in a real-life context. Past industry placements have included companies such as Google, Xero, Datacom, Weta Digital, Microsoft, IBM, Trade Me, Fisher & Paykel, and 2degrees.
Learn from the best
Our professors lead world-class research in a number of areas including signal processing, networking, software engineering, mechatronics, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence.
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