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¿Qué aprenderé?

Develop the skills for a career as a Civil Engineer in this three year (full-time) Bachelor’s programme. Specialise in environmental, geotechnical, water, roading and transportation, or structural engineering. Learn to make informed decisions about civil engineering projects, and apply technology to solve practical engineering problems. Explore computer-modelling techniques, civil engineering project management, engineering materials and structures, and construction practices.

There are 5 pathways within the Civil major:

Structural engineering: design, construction, and supervision of buildings and other structures

Water engineering: design and construction of water supply, wastewater or stormwater systems, analyse river catchment systems, hydrology and erosion management, and urban drainage systems

Geotechnical engineering: analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, earthworks structures and retaining walls

Roading and transportation engineering: design, construction and maintenance of roads, and traffic engineering and urban transportation studies

Environmental engineering: including fundamentals of environmental engineering, the sensitive environment, and resource and environmental management


  • Get qualified in 3 years (full-time) and into employment sooner
  • A nationally-recognised engineering qualification.
  • Approved under a New Zealand-wide framework for three-year engineering degrees
  • Accredited by Engineering New Zealand. On completion of this programme, combined with a period of work experience, you'll be eligible to apply for membership of Engineering New Zealand.
  • Five different pathways: environmental, geotechnical, water, roading and transportation, or structural
  • Strong links with the engineering industry
  • Small classes: the average class size is just 35-60 students
  • Cross-credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) available

Qualification pathway

Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide you can use to refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll need in this programme

Cross-credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) are available.


  • Civil engineer (design)
  • Civil engineering project and/or construction manager
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Roading-transportation engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water/environmental engineer

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Building Construction

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
NZ$23.350,00 (US$ 14.973) por año
Fecha de inicio

25 Julio 2022


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have High School Diploma plus minimum score of 500 for both SATI and SATII; Or High School diploma plus a minimum ACT scale score of 22; Or Advanced Placement Examination with minimum 3. Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL (pBT) Paper-based test Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL (iBT) Internet-based test Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Academic requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  • 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including: 14 credits in Physics; 14 credits in Mathematics (including Algebra and Calculus); 14 credits in one other approved subject; and 18 credits from up to two other approved subjects
  • 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (5 in reading, 5 in writing);
  • Be 16 years old by the time you start this programme
  • Successful completion of Unitec’s Certificate in Foundation Studies (Whitinga) (Level 3) with a relevant pathway, where appropriate; or Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4) or Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) or equivalent.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

Opciones de Pathways

Ofrecidos por esta universidad

Unitec Institute of Technology ofrece los siguientes cursos de Pathways para esta área de estudio

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