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Master of Civil Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

Civil infrastructure has the ability to change the landscape of our planet, from tunnels to skyscrapers.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$8,814 per year
International Fees
$44,000 per year

About this course

Civil infrastructure has the ability to change the landscape of our planet, from tunnels to skyscrapers. The Master of Civil Engineering (MCivilEng) offers professional practice and knowledge in infrastructure design and analysis, and advanced skills in project and stakeholder management. The flexible programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in a specific area, or develop a broad background in civil engineering.Students will also gain understanding of complex issues that face our society, including sustainable engineering, risk mitigation for natural disasters, and bicultural perspectives of engineering in Aotearoa New Zealand.The MCivilEng can be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in: Construction ManagementEarthquake EngineeringRenewable EnergyTransportation EngineeringDigital Civil EngineeringGeotechnical EngineeringSmart Infrastructure (open to enrolments from 2022)Structural EngineeringStructural Fire EngineeringWater EngineeringNote: The new endorsements in Smart Infrastructure, Structural Engineering, Structural Fire Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Digital Civil Engineering, and Water Engineering are subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due July 2020).UC is ranked 8th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Because of the flexible structure of the Master of Civil Engineering, students can tailor their degree towards a research or professional career in industry. Graduates will have general or specialist knowledge in civil engineering, which can be applied to structural, geotechnical, transport, construction, water, and/or fire engineering divisions.

Engaging biculturalism is also a strong component of the MCivilEng, which will give graduates a cultural understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand and skills in engaging mana whenua and iwi in building projects, making them ideal for future project management work in the industry.

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