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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Engineering Practice – MEP
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Engineering Practice – MEP

Wellington, New Zealand

1 Years


Full time, Part time

Request application deadline

08 Jul 2024

NZD 16,387 / per course



Fast-track your career in Engineering with the one-year Master of Engineering Practice.

The 180-point Master of Engineering Practice aligns with the latest developments in the industry. It's a one-year programme focused on helping you explore long-term opportunities in the field of engineering.

The programme combines taught courses and an industry project. You'll build a strong technical foundation and get plenty of practical experience.

Through the programme, you'll develop problem-solving and communication skills to complement your technical knowledge. You'll gain an edge as you prepare for a career in one of New Zealand's fastest-growing industries.

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 fields of robotics and mechatronics, including automation and artificial intelligence.

Renewable Energy

Alternative energy technologies are rapidly becoming affordable, and it is well-accepted that these will be immensely disruptive to our traditional mode of centralised energy generation, transmission and distribution. Be at the forefront of this emerging industry.

Software Engineering

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.


Electronics encompasses both the hardware and embedded software that enables the multitude of smart devices and systems in our modern technology. Study this hardware-software interface to contribute to the next generation of sensor devices, communication systems, and signal processing applications.

Networked Applications

Our world is becoming increasingly digital, as more items become part of the Internet of Things, we need skilled engineers who can design, configure, test, and secure networks. Create distributed networks that connect the world through millions of everyday devices.

Duration and Workload

The Master of Engineering Practice will take you three trimesters (one year) of full-time study, or up to three years if you are studying part-time.

If you are studying full-time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year.

If you're a part-time student, you can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.



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