The Universities of Canterbury and of Auckland provide courses and examine for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) — civil, electrical, and mechanical. The course of study in each case is of four years. The course for the degree of Master of Engineering (M.E.) extends for a further year. The University of Canterbury also provides instruction for its degree of B.E. (chemical), while the University of Otago provides for its degree of B.E. (mining) and B.E. (metallurgical). Otago also provides for an Associateship of the Otago School of Mines (A.O.S.M.), an old-established qualification.