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Degree

Master of Engineering Studies in Software Engineering

About the program

  • 44,526 NZD

    Tuition
  • 18 months

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 65 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Master of Engineering Studies in Software Engineering

Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field.

The MEngSt allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills.

What can you study in Software Engineering?

A strong research focus is vital to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and postgraduate study in Software Engineering is no exception.

The university boasts expertise such as the Human Aspects in Software Engineering Lab (HASEL) and the Parallel Computing research group, giving you opportunities to tackle projects alongside world-class researchers using purpose-built facilities, with real-world applications.

Some major topics may include:

Adaptive and multi-device user interfaces, coping with semi-structured data, domain-specific languages, information transformation, performance engineering, signal processing, software architecture, software measurement, system evolution, technology transfer

Programme structure

Taught:

This is available as either a 120 (1 year full-time) or 180-point (18 months full-time) programme. The option you pursue generally depends on your prior study.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$60,930

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$44,526

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 180 points:

You must have completed an undergraduate engineering degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field similar to your intended specialisation.

You will need a GPE of 4.0 (65%-69.9%).

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 4.0.

In exceptional circumstances, the university will consider you for entry if you have completed an undergraduate degree and have three years of work experience in engineering.  

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

Software engineers are employed in a wide range of sectors, including ICT, commerce, industry, government, health, education and entertainment. 

Software engineers also find opportunities in dedicated consultancy firms, so their work often extends beyond programming: they are involved in designing solutions, financial discussions and even directing teams. 

Management positions are not out of reach for software engineers, due to their understanding of project management principles.

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