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Engineering Geology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
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.
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Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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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.
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  • National Students - 8,814 NZD
  • International Students - 12,648 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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