The course, Master in Engineering practice is meant for:
- 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
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 One (one trimester of study) – 60 points:
Research and Communication Skills (15 points) Engineering Practice (15 points) 2 courses from either Mechatronics or from Software Engineering (30 points)Part Two (one trimester of study) – 60 points:
Engineering project (30 Points) 2 courses from either Mechatronics or from Software Engineering (30 points)Part Three (one trimester of study) – 60 points:
* Entry to Part Three requires at least a B- average grade in Part One and Part Two. Industry Research and Development Project (60 points) Students may be placed in industries locally (including within Victoria University of Wellington), or nationally – past student 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.Start Date:
November each year. It is expected that most students will complete the programme within 12 months through three consecutive trimesters of study.Admission Requirements:
- Completion of an Engineering degree in a relevant subject area with good grades (1st Class pass, few, if any, backlogs);
- Demonstrate strength in Maths, some programming ability, ability to deal with Abstractions;
- Be accepted by the Head of School as capable to proceeding with this programme;
- IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or TOEFL 90 IBT (20 in writing) or PTE 65 (Communicative score not less than 58).
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.
*This course is offered by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand