Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
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DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$6,820 -$7,400


February, July





Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

27 January for February start, 23 June for July start


Christchurch - Madras Street


Prepare yourself for a career in civil infrastructure development building your abilities within a choice of engineering strands including structural, water or waste water engineering.

Our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) (Civil Major) is a three year programme comprising of core and elective courses - you can specialise in structural, water and waste water, roading-transportation, geotechnical or environmental engineering strands.

With a focus on the design and implementation of engineering technology, in your first year of study you will develop skills in the engineering sciences of computing and mathematics plus study basic engineering practices, communication and management. You will also develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.

You may select your electives for subsequent years continuing to build on your civil engineering major. The third year of the degree incorporates a significant industry-based development project - giving you real world experience within the engineering profession.

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

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.










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 CPIT graduate diploma.

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics