Master of Science (Technology)

A MSc(Tech) is normally a two year coherent, advanced programme of study building on the specialisation of the BSc(Tech) degree, which combines taught papers with an applied or industrial based research thesis or dissertation. The programme includes two papers on industrial technology and innovation.

MSc(Tech) Benefits

  • Nationally and internationally recognised degree.
  • Taught by staff who perform radical and innovative research.
  • Strong collaboration with other research providers – NIWA, AgResearch, Hort Research, Landcare.
  • Builds on the specialisation of the BSc(Tech) degree in industrial technology.
  • Honours may be awarded for those who perform with excellence.
  • May be completed part-time.
The MSc (Tech) degree provides its graduates with advanced technical ability relevant to their area of specialisation. It gives them a great depth and breadth of knowledge of science and technology, particularly with regard to the technological problems in the industrial sector of the New Zealand economy.

Practical Experience

It is a prime characteristic of a University degree to have teaching informed by research. The MSc(Tech) exemplifies this by integrating taught papers with research practice. Our staff have acquired national and international reputations in their subjects and place emphasis on maintaining a fruitful balance between the growth areas of scientific endeavour and applied technological applications of that knowledge. The Faculty has extensive contacts within local industry and crown research institutes.

Entry requirements

Please refer to the relevant regulations in the University of Waikato Calendar for official details of admission and degree requirements, available subjects, honours eligibility and more.

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. Contact the Faculty for advice on the possibilities.

Contact Us

All masters students must submit an application to enrol and liaise with the appropriate department to complete a Graduate Planner form before their programme may be approved and their enrolment can be finalised. This is to ensure that you and your supervisor are aware of your final submission date. Contact us for a copy of the Graduate Planner

Degree Structure

2 years - 240 points

Year 1 Year 2
120 Points 120 Points
Grad Papers Thesis
500 LEVEL  
500 LEVEL  
500 LEVEL  
500 LEVEL  
500 LEVEL