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Engineering with Honours, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #270 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
By developing new, innovative technology and providing solutions to meet the needs of our modern world, they are improving the quality of your lives. From buildings and bridges, apps and smart devices, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy, engineering feats are everywhere. Apply now for this Engineering with Honours program at University of Canterbury.
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The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) at University of Canterbury is a four-year professional degree with nine disciplines to choose from (see 'Subjects and courses' below). The degree is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), allowing our graduates to work as professionally qualified engineers all over the world.

Learning outcomes

Engineers are in high demand, especially locally, and are taking a leading role in the design and rebuild of Christchurch as New Zealand's most modern city. A $142 million investment in cutting-edge UC Engineering facilities will be completed by 2017. There is no better time or place to study engineering than right now at UC.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Forest Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Natural Resources Engineering
  • Software Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

You should aim to have at least:

  • 14 credits in Level 3 maths or calculus including both differentiation and integration*
  • 14 credits in Level 3 physics
  • 14 credits in Level 3 chemistry.

18 credits are strongly recommended in all subjects.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

You will need to have:

  • IB Score of 26 points
  • minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in each of maths and physics (HL is recommended)
  • minimum of 4 HL (or 6 SL) in chemistry.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29311 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29311 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5194 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National students - 7,798 NZD
  • International Students - 44,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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