Our department

Our department is committed to producing exceptional, well-rounded professionals who can provide innovative solutions in our rapidly changing world. Our combined emphasis on infrastructure development and sustainable management forms the foundational of a curriculum that encourages values sought after by employers worldwide.

We are exceptionally proud of our global ranking, being recognised as New Zealand's top University for Civil and Structural Engineering, as well as ranked at 39th in the world.

As a graduate, you’ll leave fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in academia, consulting, private enterprise and government throughout the world. Our department offers a stimulating multidisciplinary approach to education with a variety of sub-specialisations. We offer opportunities to broaden your horizons and forge a career in disciplines such as:

  • Disaster management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics
  • Land management
  • Structural analysis and design
  • Project and construction management
  • Risk and sustainability
  • Structural engineering
  • Sustainable stormwater solutions
  • Traffic and transportation engineering
  • Water and wastewater management

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's latest statistics reveal a high demand both locally and overseas in the Construction and Infrastructure sector, with a particular emphasis on the shortage of engineering professionals within New Zealand. This further adds to the future-proof quality of a Civil and Environmental Engineering qualification in the coming decades.