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Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


6 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


University of Canterbury


The Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training or students looking for a one-year advanced qualification.

The certificate can be awarded unendorsed or endorsed in one of the disciplines:

  • Fire Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Subject to meeting degree requirements, graduates can also transfer to a Master of Engineering.

How do I plan my degree?

The PGCertEng is made up of a combination of 400 and 600-level courses, with specific combinations to meet the requirements of the endorsements.

Subjects and courses

The certificate may be unendorsed and made up of courses from a broad range of engineering subjects, or endorsed in one of the subject options.

Further study

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Transportation
  • Master of Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a variety of engineering subjects.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Entry criteria

Students must normally have a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in relevant subjects, or in exceptional cases have qualified for the award of another appropriate qualification.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 90, with a minimum score of 19 in Reading, Listening and Writing.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 58 and no communicative skills score below 50.

Application Deadline: If you need to apply for admission to the University, please submit your application at least 6 months before your intended start date.

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