UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
120 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field.
The MEngSt allows students with academic engineering backgrounds to expand their existing theoretical and practical skills. It is flexible – you can study either full-time or part-time, undertake either a primarily coursework or research-focused programme, and choose from sixteen distinct specialisations.
This programme ultimately requires an in-depth exploration of your chosen topic. You will demonstrate the high-quality critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are sought-after by employers worldwide, or consider this as foundation for further study.
Civil Engineering is about the creation, improvement and protection of the environments we live in.
We strongly value advanced research; this is reflected in the range of facilities and specialised expertise we offer, all potentially tailored to suit individual interests. Some areas of in-depth study include:
We are also involved in many real-world projects, with some students contributing to projects around the country, including: the Christchurch rebuild, improving transportation systems in Auckland and the rest of the country, building dams and reservoirs, and responding to natural disasters. They’re also part of the decision-making process in local and regional councils.
Jobs related to this programme
Further study options
Master of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.
Taught 120 points or Research 120 points:
You must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:
Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
One year of postgraduate-level study
a research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year.
Taught 180 points:
You must have completed an undergraduate engineering degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a field similar to your intended specialisation.
You will need a GPE of 4.0.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.