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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code

CH4018

Domestic

$6,900 -$7,600

Starts

February, July

International

$21,280

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

27 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Prepare yourself for an exciting career in civil infrastructure design and development. Civil engineers are in high demand for a wide variety of jobs offering endless possibilities.

Our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) Civil Major is a three year degree comprising of core and elective courses, with a focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology. Choose your electives to specialise in structural, water and water waste, or roading and transportation engineering strands. The BEngTech (Civil) is fully accredited by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) and is recognised internationally under the Sydney Accord.

In your first year of study you'll develop core engineering skills in computing, mathematics, management and the engineering sciences, plus some discipline-specific topics. This forms the foundation upon which you'll build your degree. Critical thinking, problem solving and innovation will be a key part of your success.

In your second and third years you'll continue to deepen your understanding in civil engineering and engage in projects to apply your knowledge. A capstone project is run with close ties to industry, with many projects being sponsored by key industry parties. This offers the chance to test your skills against industry standards in a real-world scenario, while building your professional portfolio and developing important industry contacts.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of :

    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • one other subject from the list of approved subjects* and
    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

5.5

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates find employment as engineering technologists, which are in huge demand in many areas of civil infrastructure development in areas such as structural, water and water waste, roading and transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering firms.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology has been fully accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ) and is recognised as meeting international standard requirements. You will also be eligible to join IPENZ as a graduate member (GIPENZ).

Study pathways

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology you can complement your qualification with a graduate diploma.

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics