Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
The Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training or students looking for a one-year advanced qualification.
The certificate can be awarded unendorsed or endorsed in one of six disciplines: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Earthquake Engineering, Fire Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Transportation Engineering.
Subject to meeting degree requirements, graduates can also transfer to a Master of Engineering.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
Qualification specific requirements
Candidates must normally have a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in relevant subjects, or in exceptional cases have qualified for the award of another appropriate degree/qualification.
For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or use the admission requirements checker.
Qualification structure and duration
The PGCertEng is made up of a combination of 400 and 600-level courses, with specific combinations to meet the requirements of the endorsements.
This certificate can be completed in one semester full-time or up to four years part-time. Students can begin their studies in February or July.
Subjects and courses
Endorsements are offered in:
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Earthquake Engineering
- Fire Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
An unendorsed certificate is also available in a broad range of engineering subjects.
For the up-to-date schedule of courses, visit our University Regulations website.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering.
For study planning help contact:
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury
John Britten Building
Private Bag 4800