The Master of Engineering Studies caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training and is a taught master's degree with no thesis requirement. The MEngSt comprises a combination of 400 and 600-level courses that enables candidates to study a broad range of topics in their general area of expertise.
Civil engineers design, construct, project manage, and commission a wide range of facilities and infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, towers, dams, roads and railways, pipe networks and treatment plants. These facilities provide people with a reliable, safe, sustainable and modern environment to live in.
Electric power depends on civil engineers for the design and construction of dams, canals and transmission towers. Many towns and cities are protected against flooding or the effects of fire and earthquakes by infrastructure designed and constructed by civil engineers.
Civil engineers have responsibility for managing people, equipment, resources, time and money. Communication skills are vital, as all professional engineers need to effectively disseminate complex information to people of diverse backgrounds, by providing detailed engineering reports, presentations and taking part in public hearings and inquiries.
This is a broad field, and students may take courses to focus on a more specific area of civil engineering during their professional years of study to suit their interests.
The MEngSt is made up of 120 points:
Doctor of Philosophy
There are excellent career opportunities for civil engineers, with a strong demand for graduates in New Zealand and around the world in a diverse range of fields.
Most new graduates are employed by consultants (who design and manage), contractors (who build and maintain) or central, regional and local government (who develop and manage the infrastructure of countries, cities and communities).
Many civil engineers become experts in a specialised area of civil engineering such as structural, water, geotechnical, transportation, fire or environmental fields.
Some UC civil engineering graduates go on to run their own companies, enter into partnerships, or become researchers for government agencies or business.
Bachelors: No specific cutoff mentioned
English language requirements for postgraduate qualifications
If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following:
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Campuses||1 main campus|
|No. of Residence Halls||10|
|Graduate Job Rate||89.9% (full time)|
|Research Funding||Above 600,000 NZD pa|
|Cost of Attendance||29,550 NZD pa|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.
(in NZ dollars)
|Rent (per month)||$800–$950|
|Groceries (per week)||$100–$150|
|Gym membership (per year)||$300|
|Entertainment (per week)||$50|
|Milk (per litre)||$3|
|Coca Cola (per can)||$2|
|Cup of Coffee||$3–$5|
|Lunch from University food hall or campus café||$7–$12|
|Local calls made from a cell-phone||$0.50–$1.50|
|Taxi - 5 km ride||$10–$12|
|Visit to doctor||$45–$85|
|Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand||NZD 1250 Per Month|
|Entrance Exams in New Zealand||TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53|
|Work and Study in New Zealand||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand||One to Three Years Depending on the Region.|
|Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand||NZD 295|
|Student Visa in New Zealand||If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.|
|Intakes in New Zealand||There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.|
|Top Job Sectors in New Zealand||Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.|
|Economy in New Zealand||Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal|
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