Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 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. This programme supplements your current skills with the management foundations and industrial perspectives for an engineering career.

With flexible learning options, you may 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.

Read the full programme regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

This 60 point, taught programme has a flexible structure, so you can tailor your learning to suit your interests – either by selecting courses within the general areas of engineering, or refining your study to a specific field of expertise. This will not affect the outcome of your final award – you will still graduate with a PGCertEng.

You must complete four 15 point, non-project courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule. Two courses (30 points) must be from the subjects below:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems
  • Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering General
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

A PGCertEng in Plastics is also available. This programme is tailored to those currently working in industry and can only be pursued part-time over two years. It requires you to take a specific set of courses.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Engineering General
  • Plastics

2018 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.

  • Taught 60 points GPA Grade Point Average 2.0

    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 2.0.

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.

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 2.0.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,963*
International students
NZ$19,031*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $382.80 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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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 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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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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