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Global reach and recognition

21 August 2023

Our Faculty of Engineering is internationally respected. Our qualifications are portable and our graduates are snapped up in Aotearoa | New Zealand and overseas. From rankings to international experts, check out our global reach and recognition.

Top rankings

UC is ranked in the top 250 in the world for Engineering and Technology.* We are ranked in the top 100 for Civil Engineering.* We have an excellent reputation around the world for the quality of our teaching and calibre of our graduates, in all fields of study.

International experts

We host guest lecturers from around the world, giving students the opportunity to interact with world-leaders in their fields. UC’s unique Erskine programme brings in 75 academics a year from around the world, from top universities. You will learn from experts in the field from the best universities across the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia, allowing you to gain a global perspective.

Accredited programmes

A UC Engineering degree is a professional degree. Our programmes are fully accredited by Engineering NZ, meaning they are benchmarked with other engineering programmes worldwide. A UC Engineering degree is therefore recognised internationally, a ticket to a career that can take you around the world.

Global student exchanges

We offer international exchange opportunities. Many of our Engineering and Forestry Science students go on a semester-long exchange to another university during their degree. You can study at some of the most prestigious universities around the world, diversify your degree, and make the most of global networking opportunities.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019.

Sarah Lyne

Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering

“An Engineering degree can take you pretty much anywhere in the world. There are so many job options, you don’t even necessarily have to become an engineer. The degree provides a really good grounding and teaches you skills you could apply in a range of fields.”

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