Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
Auckland Online, City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

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.

The PGCertCivilEng upskills students for employment as civil engineers and serves as a flexible qualification for students who do not wish to commit to a full masters or diploma. Graduates meeting the appropriate entry standards may proceed to masters study.

Programme structure

The PGCertCivilEng will be offered in a 60 point pathway with both full-time and part-time options available.

  • ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa (Level 9)
  • ENGGEN 730 Professional Skills (Level 8)
  • ENGGEN 742 Project Management (Level 8)

Students will take a further 30 points from the general list of electives for the unendorsed MCivilEng degree. They will not have the option to undertake a research project.

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 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 2.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed either:

  • A BE or BE(Hons)

Or

  • A bachelors degree in a relevant field

Relevant fields can include applied science and technology.

You will need a GPA of 2.5.

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 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed an engineering degree or an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as applied science or technology. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 3.0

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,564.40*
International students
NZ$24,311*

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 $502.80 for full-time study (60 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.

Start 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.
  • ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa (Level 9)

and a minimum of 15 points from the following:

  • ENGGEN 730 Professional Skills (Level 8)
  • ENGGEN 742 Project Management (Level 8)

Students will take up to a further 30 points from the general list of electives for the unendorsed MCivilEng degree. They will not have the option to undertake a 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 PGCertCivilEng aims to provide graduates with knowledge, skills and competencies aligned to the roles and responsibilities of Civil Engineers who design, construct, and deliver physical infrastructure systems, but with a more narrow focus and a curriculum comprising of 60 points. The programme upskills students for practice as a Civil Engineer, and serves as a flexible qualification for students who do not wish to commit to a full masters or diploma. Graduates meeting the appropriate entry standards may proceed to Masters study.

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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