Civil Engineering

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Ranking

8th in the world for Civil Engineering (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2019)

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Undergraduate Prospectus

Ranking

8th in the world for Civil Engineering (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2019)

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Qualifications

Overview

Civil Engineers are entrusted to achieve a sustainable world and raise the global quality of life. They tackle challenges of the 21st century such as climate change and inequality, creating earthquake-resilient communities, and ensuring clean water for future generations.

Civil engineers are:

  • planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built environment — the spaces where people live, and the infrastructure we depend on like buildings, bridges, transportation, drinking water and wastewater systems
  • kaitiaki (stewards of our natural environment)
  • innovators and integrators of ideas, people, and technology
  • managers of risk and uncertainty

Civil engineers work in interdisciplinary teams and with communities, including mana whenua, to come up with cutting-edge and creative approaches to solve the complex and large-scale challenges we face.

Minors in Structural Engineering and Water and Environmental Systems Engineering

With the Structural Engineering minor, you will learn state-of-the-art approaches, and gain the expertise to work in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world in challenging and exciting large-scale structural engineering projects such as bridges, buildings, skyscrapers, dams, and towers.

A minor in Water and Environmental Systems Engineering focuses on solving the greatest challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand and the world: climate change, natural hazards, river and water quality, food production, population health, etc. Environmental systems engineers integrate our understanding of engineering, communities, and the environment in a way that is ethical and effective.

Note: The new Structural Engineering and Water and Environmental Systems Engineering minors are subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due July 2020.

Contact us

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Phone +64 3 369 3113
Email engdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
See the Department's website for up-to-date location details.

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

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