UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Canterbury
This endorsed research degree is completed by coursework and a thesis. It aims to provide a research focused learning environment in which students can develop their independent problem solving skills through supervised research. The degree may be awarded with Distinction.
Study in a number of advanced Engineering courses will provide each student with key technical knowledge to enhance and support their research activities.
Earthquake Engineering encompasses a broad range of activities that seek to minimise the damage and disruption communities suffer when hit by an earthquake. The subject includes:
The Master of Engineering (ME) includes a thesis from your chosen endorsement of 120 points, and up to 45 points of coursework.
Students can study a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at UC.
Engineers specialising in earthquake assessment, strengthening, and repairs are in high demand throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and overseas regions that are often prone to earthquake disasters.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
You must normally have completed one of the following:
You must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of your prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate. The programme of study must be approved.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
The deadline for applications for the ME is: 10 January (for the February intake); 15 June (for the July intake).