About this course
Through this programme, students are exposed to industry insights. They will explore technological developments with internationally-recognised experts, and prepare to lead in a sustainable global sector that continuously evolves to meet daily needs.
Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.
University of Auckland
Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0 (Taught or Research 120 points):
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)in 120 points of courses above stage III
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science with 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science
- Bachelor of Commerce with 75 points above stage II and a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce
Or Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0 (Taught 180 points):
- Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce with 75 points above stage II
Another tertiary institution
For Taught or Research 120 points - Completed a four-year bachelors degree with a GPE of 5.0 in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:
- Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design
- One year of postgraduate-level study
- A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year
For Taught 180 points - Completed an undergraduate degree with a GPE of 5.0 at a recognised university (or similar institution) in engineering, science or business
Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:
- GPE: 5
- Australia (%): 70-75%
- China (%): 80-85%
- India (%): 60-65%
- Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
- Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
- Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
- Singapore (GPA): 3.7
- South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
- Taiwan (%): 77-82%
- Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
- UK (%): 60-65%
- USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
- Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5
English language requirements
- IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
Regardless of your chosen programme of study, you will complete two core courses (ENERGY 721 and ENERGY 722) that provide overviews of the industry’s resource economics and technology issues. You will also be expected to complete a research component that requires working on a problem relevant to industry, which may cover economy, environmental, technical, or regulatory issues.
Many students complete a 120 point programme, although an 180-point option is available and recommended for candidates with less experience in the energy field. In both cases, the MEnergy research project (ENERGY 785A&B), undertaken over two consecutive semesters, is seen as a single research project with one end product: your final report submission.
Approved candidates with ample research and/or work experience in the field may opt to complete a 90 point research thesis in place of the 45-point research project and three electives.
Structuring your electives
Electives let you pursue an aspect of the industry that interests you. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of courses aligned to specialised study pathways. These include focusing on a specific form of energy - such as wind or geothermal - or engineering technology, environmental science, or business.