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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Engineering (ME)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) or Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
Structure
2.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in either the School of Science and Engineering or the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for at least 15 months full-time from the date of first enrolment, or equivalent in part-time study.
3.   The subject for the degree is Engineering.
4.   The taught papers for the degree can be taken from the following subjects:
      Computer Science
      Engineering
      Materials and Process Engineering
      Mathematics
      Physics
  Candidates may be permitted, at the discretion of the Dean, to replace a maximum of 30 points with 30 points at Level 5 from other subjects.
5.   Candidates must gain the equivalent of 150 points at Level 5 from the papers offered for the degree.
6.   The programme of study must comprise either
  (a)   60 points selected from the papers offered for the degree and a thesis equivalent to 90 points, or
  (b)   30 points selected from the papers offered for the degree and a thesis equivalent to 120 points, or
  (c)   A thesis equivalent to 150 points.
7.   The dissertation or thesis must be taken in Engineering.
8.   If a candidate fails a paper, he or she may be permitted to repeat the paper or take an alternative paper on one occasion only. A candidate who fails more than once will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
Level and Award of Degree
9.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), Second Class Honours (second division) or without honours.
10.   In order to be eligible for consideration of the award of honours, the requirements of the degree must be completed in not more than 18 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an equivalent period not exceeding 36 calendar months from the date of first enrolment in the degree. In order to be eligible for consideration of honours, candidates must normally pass all papers at the first attempt.
11.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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