Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2024 Semester One – 26 February
2024 Semester Two – 15 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Expand your employability in a diverse range of sectors by giving your undergraduate degree an additional boost. The PGCertEng supplements your current skills with the management foundations and industrial perspectives for an engineering career.

With flexible learning options, you can tailor your programme to suit your diverse engineering interests, and opt to study full-time or part-time. If you’re intending to pursue further study, the PGCertEng also serves as a recommended pathway to our masters programmes.

Programme structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters to professionals who are seeking to advance their knowledge. This is a flexible programme so you can structure your learning around your interests; either by selecting courses within the general areas of engineering or refining your study to a specific field of expertise. The certificate can be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in one of the specialisations listed further below.

Engineering General (unendorsed)
Of the 60 points required for the PGCertEng a student must pass four courses (60 points) selected from courses in one or more of the schedules for the Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering Studies or Master of Professional Engineering, excluding dissertation, research portfolio and research project courses.

Specialisations (endorsed)
Of the 60 points required for the PGCertEng a student must pass a minimum of three courses (45 points) from one of the specialisations listed below and one course (15 points) from other relevant courses; selected from the schedules for the Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering Studies or Master of Professional Engineering, excluding dissertation, research portfolio and research project courses.

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

  • Chemical and Materials Eng
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Eng
  • Engineering General
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainable Resource Recovery
  • Transportation
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

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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 2.5

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed either:

  • a BE or BE(Hons) 

or

  • a bachelors degree in a relevant field, such as architecture, geology, or physics.

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 architecture, geology, or physics. 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 Engineering cost per year?

2024 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,346 – $5,720.40*
International students
NZ$25,405*

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 $532.80 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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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.

Application closing dates

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

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

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 PGCertEng functions largely as a pathway for further postgraduate study – while it can increase your employment opportunities, this qualification ultimately supplements your undergraduate degree with the additional technical and critical thinking skills needed to pursue an engineering masters degree.

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