The University of Canterbury was the first NZ university to receive 5 Stars rating in 2011 by the international ranking agency QS and has maintained its 5 Stars status since then. The QS website states “A typical five-star institution is generally world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoys an excellent reputation and has cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.”
QS also ranked the University of Canterbury 214 in the 2016-2017 World University Rankings. The University is the third ranked University in New Zealand.
The University of Canterbury has 19 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). UCs subject areas are ranked as follows:
|Engineering - Civil & Structural||49|
|Accounting and Finance||51-100|
|Communication & Media Studies||101-150|
|English Language and Literature||101-150|
|Statistics & Operational Research||101-150|
|Business and Management||151-200|
|Computer Science & Information Systems||151-200|
|Earth & Marine Sciences||151-200|
|Economics and Econometrics||151-200|
|Engineering - Chemical||151-200|
|Engineering – Electrical and Electronic||151-200|
The University of Canterbury qualifications are accredited by a number of regulatory and professional bodies including:
|Bachelor of Commerce||
The BCom Accounting Major is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
|Bachelor of Engineering||Institution of Professional Engineers NZ|
|Bachelor of Laws||NZ Law Society|
|Bachelor of Social Work / Masters of Social Work||Social Workers Registration Board|
|Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Honours)||New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association|
|PG DipClinPsych / PGDipFamPsych||NZ College of Clinical Psychologists|
|Bachelor of Teaching and Learning||Teach NZ, Ministry of Education|
|Bachelor of Education||Teach NZ, Ministry of Education|
|Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning||Teach NZ, Ministry of Education|
|Master of Audiology||NZ Audiological Society|
|Master of Professional Accounting||accredited by CAANZ, CPA Australia, ACCA|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Association of MBAs|
|Master of Science in Medical Physics||The Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine|
|Master of Speech and Language Pathology||New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association|
|UC School of Business and Economics||
Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB –International). This accreditation applies to ALL degree programmes offered by the School.
The University is also subject to regular review by the Academic Quality Agency of Universities NZ to enure that appropriate academic standards are maintained.