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Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering

  • ID:UC640036
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A student for the Postgraduate Certificate of Architectural Engineering (PGCertArchEng) must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or equivalent.
  • Students with English as an additional language are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
  • Students are strongly advised to have at least one year of professional practical experience before applying. Students will be approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) based on the standard of their previous studies and work experience.
  • The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies, and any subsequent professional work experience, are the main criteria of approval. Students will normally be expected to have at least a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The building industry needs more design professionals with technical mastery in their discipline, and advanced knowledge and skills in whole-building performance, collaboration, integrated design, and digital methods.

This programme will provide at-work building design professionals with 'practice-focused' education, and is driven by the need to improve the sustainability and affordability of buildings, which is best achieved by taking a holistic approach to integrated building design.

UC is ranked 9th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2021), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

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Students must complete two compulsory courses and two optional courses from the Schedule.

Compulsory courses:

  • ENAE 601 Whole Building Behaviour and Performance
  • ENAE 602 Collaborative Building Design Studio

Plus two courses from:

  • ENAE 603 Structural Design Practice
  • ENAE 604 Structural Assessment and Retrofit
  • ENAE 605 Sustainable Building Design Practice
  • ENAE 606 Building Modelling and Integrated Design
  • ENAE 607 Building Energy Systems Design Practice
  • ENAE 608 HVAC and Lighting Design Practice
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Knowledge gained from this Certificate will provide graduates with the skills to communicate complex design issues, options, and solutions with clients, team members, and other stake holders, including risks and their mitigation.
  • Graduates will be able to understand key concepts related to planning, building costs, value, quality, aesthetics, resilience, roles and responsibilities, regulatory environment, built environment systems, and sustainability.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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