Engineering Geology

University of Canterbury

12 months
8125 USD/year
5662 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Professional Master of Engineering Geology (PMEG) at University of Canterbury is the only programme of its kind in Australasia. Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary area applying geological sciences to engineering work, identifying and mitigating geological hazards, and aspects of land-use planning.


Program highlights

The Engineering Geology program at University of Canterbury is strongly applied and concentrates on professional training for practitioners, delivered in a 12-month format.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Engineering Geology Field Methods 
  • Engineering Construction Practice
  •  Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 
  • Soil Mechanics and Soil Engineering 
  • Applied Hydrogeology 
  • Engineering Geology Synthesis and Project Preparation 
  • Foundations of Engineering Geology
  •  Natural Hazard Risk Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8125 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5662 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Students - 8,814 NZD
  • International Students - 12,648 NZD


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Student loans and allowances

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Overseas financial aid

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