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Degree

Master of Engineering Studies in Polymer Engineering

master

Degree

Master of Engineering Studies in Polymer Engineering

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $44,526 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    18 months

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    65 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 08-December-2021 2021-12-08
Winter-July 04-July-2021 2021-07-04
Winter-July 04-July-2022 2022-07-04

Overview

Master of Engineering Studies in Polymer 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 Polymer Engineering?

Postgraduate courses that specialise in Polymer Engineering are designed for current industry professionals who wish to continue their studies at an advanced level, develop an advanced technical foundation and gain industrial perspective in a specialised area. 

The courses have strong links to the New Zealand plastics industry, which are reflected in both lectures and the practical components.

The topics covered include:

  • The structure, properties and processing inter-relationships of materials used in the plastics industry
  • The effect of additives on processing and degradation
  • Specialised topics and applications including fluoropolymers, silicones, film blowing, thermoforming, membranes and bioplastics

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$56,230

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,704
Tuition 1 person $44,526

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

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
not required
GMAT
not required

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).

Academic background and requirement

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.  

The other alternative pathway into this programme is open to applicants with appropriate backgrounds and professional experience, including those with a Bachelor of Technology or a Bachelor of Science.

Career opportunities

If you’re a current industry professional with a few years of experience, a postgraduate programme in Polymer Engineering aims to give you the specialised knowledge necessary for the next step on your career pathway. 

Some of the intermediate and experienced roles this can lead to include:

  1. Research Engineer
  2. Injection Moulding Specialist
  3. Plastics R&D Engineer
  4. Quality Assurance Inspector
  5. Factory Manager
  6. Senior Product Analyst

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