Postgraduate Courses, Planning and Advice
Programmes of Study
The Department offers Masters and Doctoral programmes in Mechanical Engineering in addition to its undergraduate programmes. All masters and doctorate students undertake a research project and present a thesis that is examined externally. In addition, Masters students are required to take 4 postgraduate courses. There are currently around 48 postgraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Admission and Enrolment
Students with degrees from universities other than the University of Canterbury must first obtain permission to enrol (admission ad-eundem) before being allowed to enrol for a postgraduate degree course. This requires the submission of a completed application form and supporting papers to the University, details of which may be obtained from the Registry or this Department.
It is important to be aware that admission to this Department as a postgraduate student is dependent not only on the candidate's academic level and command of English, but also on the availability of a supervisor in the candidate's area of interest. The areas of interest must therefore be clearly specified by the candidate when applying for admission. A candidate is strongly advised to contact an appropriate supervisor and arrange a topic for research. The supervisor and topic should be named in the application letter.
Cost of Study and Financial Aid
The fee structure for students enroling in the University is available from the University Registry along with information on Partial Fee Waivers and details of enrolment.
Various scholarships are awarded by the University and other institutions and companies. The amount and tenure of these awards varies from time to time and further information is available from the Registry Office.
Applications for Admission
Application forms for admission and other general information regarding the University requirements and facilities are available on the Enrolment website.
Visiting Research Assistants
Visiting Research assistant places are available. Placements are routinely for six months and students do not need to be enrolled at the University. Please see the VRA Fact Sheet for more information.
More detailed information on the postgraduate programmes offered by this Department may be obtained from Postgraduate Directors of Studies.