Natural Resources Engineering

  • Hydro station on EPE field trip



Note: Natural Resources Engineering is not open to new enrolments from 2025. Students enrolling in the BE(Hons) First Year in 2024 will no longer be able to specialise in this discipline. Alternatively, students should consider Civil Engineering with a minor in Water and Environmental Systems Engineering.

Sustainability is the focus of Natural Resources engineers — that means protecting, improving, and maintaining natural resources such as soil, water, and the atmosphere. This involves renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and carbon positive cities.

Natural Resources engineers work alongside communities and mana whenua to create solutions for complex and large-scale crises like climate change, housing, and poverty.

Contact us

Te Tari Pūhanga Metarahi, Rawa Taiao | Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Phone +64 3 369 3113

Level 4, Civil-Mechanical Engineering building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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