Top Universities in New Zealand for Masters in Engineering

Universities in New Zealand for Masters in Engineering: New Zealand has emerged as one of the favourite destination for education among international students across the Globe. There are different factors that varies from high quality of life, diverse communities, and well-reputed universities to mesmerising landscape and sceneries, and an unbeatable range of outdoor pursuits that have contributed in the development of New Zealand to evolve as one of the favourite destinations for international students. There are eight university in New Zealand that provides different courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to students from different parts of the world. All these eight universities has featured in the QS World University Rankings 2016-17. Out of these eight universities, the top five universities where one can plan for a Masters in Engineering course is listed below.

List of Top 5 Universities in New Zealand for a Course in Masters in Engineering:

  1. Auckland University of Technology: The university doesn’t have a heritage of history with itself as it was founded in the year 2000. AUT has however, since its inception enrolled more than 23,000 students. The university is majorly into research and has served many students with a bright future.
  2. The University of Auckland: One of the highest ranked university in New Zealand, the university ranks at 81st in the world. The university was established in 1883, and was a primary part of the University of New Zealand. It was later dissolved into a separate university by the year 1961.
  3. University of Waikato: The university ranks as the fifth highest in New Zealand, founded in the year 1964. The university is located in parts of Tauranga and Hamilton, situated on the North Island. 12,300 students have found a pathway to a great career in this university.
  4. Massey University: The university provides education to around 36,000 students out of which 17,000 students are in distant learning domain. Offering degrees in aviation, veterinary medicine, dispute resolution and nanoscience, the university has become the only university in New Zealand offering degrees of the latter.
  5. Victoria University of Wellington: The university was founded in the year 1897 by the act of parliament and was also an integral part of University of New Zealand. Known for programmes in creative writing, architecture, criminology and law, the university is ranked around 229th in the world.

The application process for admission in these universities is comparatively simpler than that at the other parts of the globe. A student planning to enrol for a Master’s degree in engineering at any of these universities need to discuss it with a staff of engineering and computer science. The student needs to have a bachelor’s degree in same subject area and must submit a proof of English proficiency, if English is not his/her first language. Any one of the following scores can be considered to establish the proof of English proficiency:

  1. IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
  2. TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
  3. Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative score of not less than 58)
  4. EPP: minimum final score of 4,4,5,5

The cost of study is comparatively less in New Zealand than those in the USA, the UK and Australia.