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Master of Engineering Studies in Civil Engineering

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected February 2023


Newmarket Campus


Enhance your employability in the competitive global market with a qualification that provides advanced technical foundations and industrial perspectives in your chosen field.

Programme overview

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

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:

  • Advanced structural dynamics
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Excavation engineering
  • Experimental and computational geotechnical engineering
  • Fire engineering
  • Highway and pavement engineering
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Rock mechanics
  • Seismic structural design

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

  • Design engineer
  • Process engineering manager
  • Product engineer
  • Project manager
  • Senior engineer
  • Software developer

Further study options

Master of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

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