Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
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 Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering has a focus on preparation for practice as a civil engineer. Graduates do not have an option to proceed to PhD study directly from the postgraduate diploma, as the PGDipCivilEng doesn’t incorporate a Research Project. However, students can use it to progress to the Master of Civil Engineering if they achieve the required GPA.

Programme structure

The PGDipCivilEng will be offered in a 120 point taught pathway. The core courses in the 120-point PGDipCivilEng programme are:

  • 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 75 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

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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 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 2.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed either:

  • a BE or BE(Hons) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in 120 points above Stage III

Or

  • A bachelors degree in a relevant field, such as applied science or technology, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in 75 points above Stage II

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 120 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 120 points

You must have completed an Engineering degree or an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such 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 Diploma in Civil Engineering cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$11,128.80*
International students
NZ$48,622*

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 $1,005.60 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.

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

Students will take a further 75 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 PGDipCivilEng 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. The focus is on preparation for practice as a Civil Engineer.

Jobs related to this programme

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

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