Master of Science (MSc) in Electronics

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    Duration
    2 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Masters Degree
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    Location
    On Campus
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    Level
    9
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    Credits
    180

About Course

Summary
The Master of Science (MSc) normally takes 12-18 months of full-time study to complete. The degree requires 180 points, which is made up of 120 points in taught papers and a 60-point dissertation (research project).

Study a MSc at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations.

This is an ideal degree for students wanting to improve their career opportunities, and seeking a qualification that is potentially not so research-heavy.

This qualification is taught at a level significantly in advance of undergraduate study, providing you with the challenges and knowledge needed to prepare for a successful career.

Electronics

Electronics covers a wide range of exciting modern developments ranging from microscopic electronic circuits and machines, mobile and computer communications, advances in medical diagnosis and treatment, to developments in the latest audio and video technologies.

Studying electronics at the University of Waikato will give you valuable skills in electronic engineering and design. You will have the option to specialise in some of the most progressive areas in electronics today such as optoelectronics or mechatronics.

Optoelectronics deals with the conversion of electrical signals to light or vice-versa. Solar cells, fibre optics and lasers are integral components of everyday devices such as supermarket barcode scanners and long distance communication systems.

Mechatronics combines aspects of electronic software and mechanical engineering to produce devices such as printers, cars, aircraft, photocopiers and even washing machines. These are fast growing areas in which you can develop a productive and satisfying career.

Career opportunities

Design Engineer
Electronic Engineer
Electronic Technician
Information Systems Engineer
Mechatronic Designer
Embedded Programmer
Note: Depending on the focus of your research, you could complete that 60-point portion of your MSc in Tauranga campus. Facilities there include the Coastal Marine Field Station.

The taught portion of the MSc, which is worth 120 points, is based in Hamilton only.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission requires a relevant Bachelors level qualification or equivalent.

If you do not hold the appropriate qualifications required for direct entry, you may be eligible to apply for a pathway via a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.


You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows:

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

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