Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Earthquake engineers design new buildings and infrastructure to withstand disasters, and assess the vulnerability of existing buildings and infrastructure, drawing from expertise in structural and geotechnical engineering.

The University of Auckland is internationally recognised for our strengths in these fields, putting us in the right position to deliver specialist professional capabilities to both New Zealand and internationally, where there are increasing population densities in seismic regions.

The PGCertEqEng provides an introduction to postgraduate study in this field — students will take a total of four taught courses that they can pursue further in masters-level study if they wish; it is a particularly good option for those with a civil engineering background who want a taste of postgraduate-level study without committing to it long-term.

This qualification also boasts options for part-time study, with classes offered outside of work hours and as block courses, so it is also suited to practising industry professionals who are intending to further their knowledge and career.

Programme structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering is a taught programme. You will have to complete the following:

  • CIVIL 720 Earthquake Engineering (15 points) 
  • 45 points (three courses) from elective options listed in the Master of Earthquake Engineering Schedule, excluding CIVIL 793 and 794.

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

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

2020 entry requirements

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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 5.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University in a relevant subject, with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.

OR

You must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University in a relevant subject, with a GPA of 3.0 in 120 points above Stage III AND have at least three years of relevant work experience.

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 5.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, with a GPE of 5.0.

OR

An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, with a GPE of 3.0 AND at least three years of relevant work experience.

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 Earthquake Engineering cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,976.40 – $5,325*
International students
NZ$22,263*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $481.20 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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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.

Where could this programme take you?

The PGCertEqEng is designed specifically as an entry pathway towards a Master of Earthquake Engineering degree, though advanced knowledge in earthquake engineering will boost your employability in a field with increasing need for expertise.

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