Duration
Full-time: Varies
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
Auckland Online, City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

Civil Engineers are responsible for the design and construction of infrastructure like buildings, transportation systems, water and wastewater facilities, ports, bridges and urban environments. This programme will teach you discipline-specific knowledge that will enable you to solve problems and improve people’s standard of living.

Master of Civil Engineering Info Pack

Programme structure

The MCivilEng degree will be offered in both research and taught options. The research pathway will incorporate either a 120-point or a 90-point thesis option. Students completing the research pathway or the taught pathway (with a 30-point research project) will be eligible for the award of Honours and may be able to progress to the PhD.

The 120-point pathway will be primarily for students who have already completed our 4-year BE(Hons) or equivalent. The 180-point is geared towards students who have a relevant Bachelors degree.

The MCivilEng programme is designed to cover the sub-disciplines of civil engineering available at the University of Auckland. It can either be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in one of the following specialisations:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Engineering

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (Online)
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Engineering
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2023 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0
  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0
  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed either:

  • A BE or BE(Hons) with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III

Or

  • A relevant Bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II AND at least three years of relevant professional experience approved by the Programme Director

Or

  • A relevant Bachelors degree AND a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.0 or higher

You must have completed either:

  • A BE or BE(Hons) with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III

Or

  • A relevant Bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II AND at least three years of relevant professional experience approved by the Programme Director

Or

  • A relevant Bachelors degree AND a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.0 or higher

You must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

You must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering or the Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a relevant four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modeling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

You will need a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

You must have completed a relevant four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modeling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

You will need a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area from a recognised university (or similar institution).

You will need a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area from a recognised university (or similar institution).

You will need a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering or the Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

In exceptional circumstances we will consider you for entry if you have completed a bachelors degree and have three years of relevant professional experience approved by the Programme Director.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Civil Engineering cost per year?

2023 fees

Fees for international students: $48621.60 - $72932.40

Domestic students
NZ$10,400.40 – $11,128.80*
International students
NZ$48,622*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,005.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Requirement: (On-campus)

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

30 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793, Thesis
  • CIVIL 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management
  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics
  • CIVIL 715, Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 717, Advanced Structural Timber
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 740, Studies in Civil Engineering 3
  • CIVIL 745, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings
  • CIVIL 746, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 764-766, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z
  • ENGGEN 737
  • ENGGEN 738
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management
  • ENVENG 703, Directed Study
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation
  • ENVENG 750, Advanced Sustainability Engineering

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

15 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 701, Studies in Civil Engineering 1
  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713, Structures and Design 4
  • CIVIL 714, Multistorey Building Design
  • CIVIL 718-722, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 730-734, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation
  • CIVIL 741-744, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering, Bridge Design, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling
  • CIVIL 761-763, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics
  • CIVIL 767, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering
  • ENGGEN 734, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers
  • ENGGEN 735, Project Management Case Studies
  • ENGGEN 739
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 743
  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 706, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

up to 30 points from other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Programme Director

 

Construction Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

15 points: 

  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 743, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling
  • ENGGEN 739

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points:

  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

not more than 45 points:

  • CIVIL 787-789, 15 points
  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals 

at least 30 points:

  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation
  • CIVIL 743, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling
  • ENGGEN 739

up to 30 points:

  • CIVIL 781 
  • ENGGEN 734, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers 
  • ENGGEN 737, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers

other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 15 points 
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management
  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse 
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering 
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory 
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling 
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation  
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

at least 30 points:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation

15 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals

at least 30 points from:

  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment 

up to 30 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

15 points:

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundationsc
  • CIVIL 720-722, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering,
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 741, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters 

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

at least 30 points:

  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

15 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals

at least 30 points:

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 720-722, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 741, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling 

up to 30 points from:

  • EARTHSCI 770-771, Engineering Geological Mapping, Advanced Engineering Geology

other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Structural Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

15 points from:

  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713-715, Structures and Design 4, Multistorey Building Design, Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 717-721, Advanced Structural Timber, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 742, Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744-746, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design 

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director 

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 715, Advanced Structural Concrete  
  • CIVIL 717, Advanced Structural Timber 
  • CIVIL 745, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings 
  • CIVIL 746, Nonlinear Structural Analysis, 
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

15 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals 

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713, Structures and Design 
  • CIVIL 714, Multi-storey Building Design 
  • CIVIL 718-721, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 742, Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design 

up to 30 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Transportation Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

15 points from:

  • CIVIL 761-767, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2, 

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794 Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa  

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 764-766, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789

15 points: 

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 761-763, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics
  • CIVIL 767, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2 

up to 30 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Water Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

Pre-requisite: A Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, over 60 points from the most recently passed 700-level courses

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

15 points from 

  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 731-734, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling

other 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796: Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling 

15 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 731-734, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering

up to 30 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses, other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the requirement for one of the following Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from:

  • CIVIL 700-702, Geotechnical Analysis, Studies in Civil Engineering 1, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations 
  • CIVIL  704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management 
  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713-715, Structures and Design 4, Multistorey Building Design, Advanced Structural Concrete 
  • CIVIL 717-722, Advanced Structural Timber, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour 
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 730-734, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 740-746, Studies in Civil Engineering 3, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering, Bridge Design, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings, Nonlinear Structural Analysis 
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling
  • CIVIL 761-767, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENGGEN 734, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers 
  • ENGGEN 735, Project Management Case Studies
  • ENGGEN 737-739
  • ENGGEN 743
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 703, Directed Study
  • ENVENG 705-707, Special Topic, Special Topic, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation
  • ENVENG 750, Advanced Sustainability Engineering
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Desig
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

90 points:

  • CIVIL 793 or 794: Thesis

or

60 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points:

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from:

  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management 
  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 715, Advanced Structural Concrete  
  • CIVIL 717, Advanced Structural Timber 
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour 
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 740, Studies in Civil Engineering 3
  • CIVIL 745, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings 
  • CIVIL 746, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 764-766, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from:

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z 
  • ENGGEN 737
  • ENGGEN 738
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 703, Directed Study
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation
  • ENVENG 750, Advanced Sustainability Engineering

45 points:

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers 

at least 60 points from :

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 701, Studies in Civil Engineering
  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713, Structures and Design 
  • CIVIL 714, Multi-storey Building Design 
  • CIVIL 718-722, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering 
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 730-734, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 741-744, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering, Bridge Design, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering, 
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling
  • CIVIL 761-763, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics
  • CIVIL 767, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENGGEN 734, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers 
  • ENGGEN 735, Project Management Case Studies
  • ENGGEN 739
  • ENGGEN 743
  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 706, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

up to 30 points from other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Programme Director

 

Construction Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management 
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 743, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling
  • CIVIL 781
  • ENGGEN 739

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

30 points from 

  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management 
  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 743, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling
  • CIVIL 781
  • ENGGEN 739

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

120 points

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 704, Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 707, Construction Supply Chain Management 
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • CIVIL 738, Construction Technology and Innovation 
  • CIVIL 743, Special Topic: Building Information Modelling
  • CIVIL 781
  • ENGGEN 739

up to 45 points from 

  • ENGGEN 734, Engineering Contracts for Project Managers 
  • ENGGEN 737

other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Environmental Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points: 

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from 

  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management
  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

120 points

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 707, Advanced Water Treatment and Reuse
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling
  • ENVENG 747, Environmental Fate of Chemicals and Mitigation

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • ENVENG 705, Special Topic
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 744, Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • ENVENG 752, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

up to 45 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses,

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 720-722, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour 
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 741, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from 

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 720-722, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour 
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 741, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Direct

or

120 points

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa  

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 702, Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations
  • CIVIL 724, Soil Behaviour 
  • CIVIL 725, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • CIVIL 700, Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 720-722, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 728, Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
  • CIVIL 741, Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 754, Geotechnical Modelling

up to 45 points from 

  • EARTHSCI 770-771, Engineering Geological Mapping, Advanced Engineering Geology

other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Structural Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713-715, Structures and Design 4, Multistorey Building Design, Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 717-721,  Advanced Structural Timber, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 742, Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744-746, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

other 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from 

  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713-715, Structures and Design 4, Multistorey Building Design, Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 717-721, Advanced Structural Timber, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 742, Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744-746, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

120 points

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 710, Advanced Structural Dynamics 
  • CIVIL 715, Advanced Structural Concrete  
  • CIVIL 717, Advanced Structural Timber 
  • CIVIL 745, Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings 
  • CIVIL 746, Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • CIVIL 711, Structures Seminar
  • CIVIL 713, Structures and Design 
  • CIVIL 714, Multi-storey Building Design 
  • CIVIL 718-721, Light Gauge Steel, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 727, Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 742, Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744, Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750, Timber Engineering
  • STRCTENG 710, Low Rise Structures Design
  • STRCTENG 711, Multistorey Structures Design

up to 45 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Transportation Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • CIVIL 761-767, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from 

  • CIVIL 761-767, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

120 points:

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 764-766, Highway Safety and Operations, Infrastructure Asset Management, Road Asset Management
  • CIVIL 769-771, Highway Geometric Design, Transport Systems Economics, Planning and Managing Transport 
  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • CIVIL 761-763, Planning and Design of Transport Facilities, Transportation Planning, Smart Infrastructure Analytics
  • CIVIL 767, Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CIVIL 773-775, Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design, Studies in Transportation 1, Studies in Transportation 2

up to 45 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

 

Water Engineering

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers, 
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

60 points from 

  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 731-734, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management 
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

90 points

  • CIVIL 793 or 794, Thesis

or

30 points

  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers, 
  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa 

30 points from 

  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 731-734, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering 
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management  
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

120 points

  • CIVIL 796, Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points

  • ENVENG 702, Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

at least 30 points from 

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z

but not more than 45 points from

  • CIVIL 787-789, Project X, Y, Z
  • ENVENG 701, Urban Stormwater Management
  • ENVENG 746, Surface Water Quality Modelling  

45 points

  • ENGGEN 730, Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 742, Project Management
  • ENGGEN 769, Research Methods for Engineers

at least 45 points from 

  • CIVIL 706, Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities
  • CIVIL 731-734, Water Resources Modelling, Coastal Engineering Design, Coastal Engineering Dynamics, River Engineering
  • CIVIL 737, Coastal Modelling 
  • CIVIL 782, Water Resources Engineering
  • ENVENG 740, Water and Wastewater Engineering

up to 45 points from other courses listed in this MCivilEng Schedule, excluding dissertation, research portfolio, and research project courses

other relevant 600 and 700 level courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering approved by the Programme Director

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates from the programme will have advanced knowledge and be competent civil engineers able to undertake: design solutions for complex civil engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations; and understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of civil engineering work in the solution of complex civil engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.

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