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Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

  • ID:UC640043
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,666.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,813.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,666.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,813.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must normally have a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in relevant subjects, or in exceptional cases have qualified for the award of another appropriate qualification.

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training or students looking for a one-year advanced qualification.

The Certificate can be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in one of six disciplines:

  • Fire Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Subject to meeting degree requirements, graduates can also transfer to a Master of Engineering.

UC is in the top 250 universities in the world for Engineering and Technology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).

UC is also ranked 8th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).

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The Certificate may be unendorsed, or endorsement in one of the subject options below.

30 points of courses for the endorsements or the unendorsed certificate must be selected from Schedule E Group 1 to the Master of Engineering, and the remaining 30 points from Schedule E Group 2.

See the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering for more details on course requirements.

  • Fire Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

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

Career Opportunity

  • Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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