The civil engineering faculty and postgraduate teaching community is filled with engineering leaders. Our courses are taught by international guests, industry leaders, and our own faculty, many of whom are recognized internationally for research excellence.

Our postgraduate community is a diverse, international, and welcoming community. It includes students continuing their studies and working professionals who are ready for the next level. Our graduates obtain employment internationally.

Postgraduate qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering


Master's degrees are specialist degrees that can be completed within 1-year or up-to 4-years part-time. They can be completed solely with coursework or include a research thesis.

        • Structural engineering
        • Geotechnical engineering
        • Renewable energy
        • Structural fire engineering
        • Water engineering
        • Digital civil engineering
        • Smart infrastructure
        • Earthquake engineering
        • Transportation
        • Construction management


Doctoral degrees are research-oriented degrees that teach the student how to tackle and solve highly complex problems. These degrees are completed within 3-4 years full-time.

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The college is well endowed with scholarships with many targeted specifically at Civil and Natural Resources Engineering students at postgraduate level. Search our scholarships page for discipline-specific scholarships and the scholarships database for general scholarships for postgraduate students.


All graduate students have office space within the department and there is a dedicated postgraduate computer suite. The department has more than 20 highly skilled, experienced technicians who are available to assist with experimental research. Specialised services within the department include electronics technicians, a graphic designer and computer support. Our well-equipped workshops can produce specialised experimental equipment.

The College of Engineering has undergone a $142 million upgrade and boasts some of the most cutting-edge laboratories available. View our photo gallery for a general overview of the college or our department facilities page for more specific details about Civil and Natural Engineering.

Professional development

We offer a variety of block courses for working engineers to increase their skill level while still in employment.



For more information please contact:

Jennifer Clayton-Smith

Research Programme Administrator
Civil/Mechanical L4 Rm E426
Internal Phone: 93398

Emma Clark

Level 4 Civil/Mech Building
Phone: 369 3395
Internal Phone: 93395