Master of Civil Engineering

MCivilEng

  • Postgrad Civil Engineering

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

The Master of Civil Engineering (MCivilEng) is a taught postgraduate programme that enhances an engineer’s knowledge and skills, improving their prospects for career progression. Acquiring advanced knowledge in Civil Engineering through the Master of Civil Engineering aims to produce graduates who:

  • have developed advanced knowledge and skills relevant to their future careers in a research or professional environment
  • have developed mastery of topics relevant to design, analysis, and management of civil infrastructure systems, so that they can provide leadership in a professional context and engage effectively with future research opportunities
  • apply independent thinking and advanced knowledge and skills to the development and remediation of civil infrastructure systems
  • engage effectively and confidently in a variety of academic and professional settings
  • provide expertise to support high-level decision making processes
  • have the interpersonal skills needed to be ready for the workplace, with the attributes listed on the UC graduate profile.

The programme requires students to successfully complete courses for a total of 120 points. This typically involves taking eight 15-point courses, four per semester. However, there are options for part-time study as well as distance learning.

A total of 10 different endorsements are offered as part of the MCivilEng programme:

  • Construction Management
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Digital Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Smart Infrastructure (open to enrolments from 2022)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Fire Engineering
  • Water Engineering

For more information on the disciplines within the MCivilEng and the courses taken in this degree, visit the Civil Engineering postgraduate information webpage.

UC is ranked 9th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Civil Engineering.

For study planning help contact the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering or the College of Engineering:

College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 4222
Email collegeofengineering@canterbury.ac.nz