Duration
Full-time: Varies
Next start date
2024 Semester Two – 15 July
2025 Semester One – 3 March
Available locations
City
Points
180 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

New Zealand’s demand for Engineering professionals continues to grow with the sector’s needs. After consulting with industrial partners, we’ve identified a need for capacity and capability-building amongst Engineering graduates so they can deliver value immediately after completing their degree. The MProfEng will help graduates develop well-rounded skills so they can make a safe, positive contribution to employers and society upon leaving university.

The MProfEng programme is designed to meet the requirements for professional registration against the Washington Accord, the global standard for ‘accredited’ engineering degrees. This will provide graduates a pathway to practice as Chartered Professional Engineers (or similar), and will also support our graduates’ global mobility as professional engineers.

Information pack

Learn more about the Master of Professional Engineering. 

Programme structure

The MProfEng will be offered with 180-point and 240-point options, and will allow for full- and part-time study options. Students with three-year Bachelors degrees, such as a three-year BE(Civil), will complete a 240-point MProfEng. Students who have already completed a four-year BE degree which is (typically) not Washington Accord accredited will complete a 180-point MProfEng.

Students enrolling in the 240-point full-time option will be able to commence in Semester 1 each year, and will be expected to complete the programme in two years. Students enrolling in the 180-point programme will be able to commence in Semester 2, and will normally complete their programme in a period of 18 months.

Students are also required to undertake a 30-point Professional Capstone course at NZQA Level 9. This is an integrated design experience requiring multi-disciplinary knowledge where students work in teams of approximately eight. Completion of the MProfEng means students will be eligible to apply for entry to doctoral study after they complete the MProfEng.

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

2024 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 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0
  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a BE or BE(Hons) with a GPA of 4.0 in 120 points above Stage III.

Completed a relevant Bachelor's degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II. Relevant degrees may include Engineering, Technology or Science

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 4.0, provided that the Postgraduate Certificate 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 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Study option
    Taught 240 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 four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field similar to your intended specialisation, that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, 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.

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 GPE requirement, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 4.0.

Pathways through the Graduate Diploma of Engineering may also be available.

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 Professional Engineering cost per year?

2024 fees

Domestic students
NZ$11,440.80*
International students
NZ$50,810*

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 $8.88 per point, estimated at $1,065.60 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.

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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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2024
8 December 2023
Semester Two 2024
4 July 2024

Start dates

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Other important dates

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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.

A student who has to complete 180 points in the Civil Engineering specialisation must satisfy the following requirements:

  • ENGGEN 698 Practical Work for Experienced Engineers

or

  • ENGGEN 699 Practical Work

45 points from:

  • ENGGEN 785 Level 9 Professional Capstone
  • ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

60 points from:

  • CIVIL 781 Construction Planning & Execution
  • ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 708 Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Futures

45 points from:

  • CIVIL 713 Structures and Design 4
  • CIVIL 714 Multi-storey Building Design
  • CIVIL 715 Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 719 Matrix Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 720 Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 721 Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 722 Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 726 Engineering Geology
  • CIVIL 727 Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 731 Water Resources Modelling
  • CIVIL 732 Coastal Engineering Design
  • CIVIL 733 Coastal Engineering Design
  • CIVIL 734 River Engineering
  • CIVIL 741 Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 742 Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744 Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750 Timber Engineering
  • CIVIL 758 Traffic Systems Design
  • CIVIL 762 Transportation Planning
  • CIVIL 771 Planning and Managing Transport
  • CIVIL 773 Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design
  • CIVIL 782 Water Resources Engineering
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers
  • ENGSCI 713 Mathematical Modelling for Professional Engineers
  • ENVENG 740 Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 752 Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

30 points from:

  • CIVIL 788 Research Project

A student who has to complete 240 points in the Civil Engineering specialisation must satisfy the following requirements:

  • ENGGEN 698 Practical Work for Experienced Engineers

or

  • ENGGEN 699 Practical Work

60 points from:

  • CIVIL 765 Infrastructure Asset Management
  • ENGGEN 785 Professional Capstone (Integrated design)
  • ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa

120 points from:

  • CIVIL 700 Geotechnical Analysis
  • CIVIL 759 Highway and Transportation Design
  • CIVIL 781 Construction Planning & Execution
  • CIVIL 782 Water Resources Engineering
  • ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals
  • ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers
  • ENVENG 708 Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Futures
  • STRCTENG 710 Low Rise Structures Design

30 points from:

  • CIVIL 713 Structures and Design 4
  • CIVIL 714 Multi-storey Building Design
  • CIVIL 715 Advanced Structural Concrete
  • CIVIL 719 Matrix Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL 720 Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 721 Foundation Engineering
  • CIVIL 722 Slope Engineering
  • CIVIL 726 Engineering Geology
  • CIVIL 727 Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes
  • CIVIL 731 Water Resources Modelling
  • CIVIL 732 Coastal Engineering Design
  • CIVIL 733 Coastal Engineering Design
  • CIVIL 734 River Engineering
  • CIVIL 741 Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering
  • CIVIL 742 Bridge Design
  • CIVIL 744 Special Study in Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVIL 750 Timber Engineering
  • CIVIL 758 Traffic Systems Design
  • CIVIL 762 Transportation Planning
  • CIVIL 771 Planning and Managing Transport
  • CIVIL 773 Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design
  • CIVIL 782 Water Resources Engineering
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers
  • ENGSCI 713 Mathematical Modelling for Professional Engineers
  • ENVENG 740 Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • ENVENG 752 Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

30 points from:

  • CIVIL 788 Research Project
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

The demand for civil engineering professionals in New Zealand continues to grow as the sector expands. Our academics performed targeted consultation with over 60 industry leaders from approximately 50 organisations who employ our engineering graduates to design this programme, and many of New Zealand’s largest engineering consultancies support it.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer

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