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Engineering Technology (Civil), B.Eng.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Auckland, New Zealand
Develop the skills for a career as a Civil Engineer in this three year (full-time) Engineering Technology (Civil) programme from Unitec Institute of Technology . 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. 
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Explore computer-modelling techniques, civil engineering project management, engineering materials and structures, and construction practices on the Engineering Technology (Civil) programme from Unitec Institute of Technology.


  • A nationally-led engineering qualification developed by six of New Zealand's largest institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs)
  • 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 as a Technical Member (TIPENZ) and later on as CPEng
  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Engineering Computing

  •  Engineering Mechanics
  •  Engineering Communication
  •  Engineering Mathematics 
  •  Land Surveying 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

For this programme, you will need:

  • 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
If English is not your first language, you will need one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15135 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4280 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$6,500 (NZD)
  • International students
$23,000 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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


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