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Professional Engineering Geology

University of Canterbury

12 months
39455 USD/year
9214 USD/year
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Professional Engineering Geology from 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.


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


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.

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 
  • Engineering Geology
  • Natural Hazard Risk Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have either: a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology or Earth Sciences; or a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Civil, Environmental, or Natural Resources Engineering; or recognition of prior learning/work experience as assessed by the Programme Director.

  • Approval by the Academic Dean of Science; and
  • 15 points of MATH 100-level courses and 15 points from STAT 100-level courses. 
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification plus work experience may be deemed appropriate to meet the prerequisite training. 
  • Students entering with a Bachelor of Science in Geology or Earth Sciences will normally be required to have passed GEOL 351 Advanced Field Techniques and GEOL 352 Advanced Field Mapping, and 60 other points in GEOL 300-level courses (with a Grade Point Average of normally a B)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39455 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9214 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9214 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 12,787 NZD
  • International Students - 54,750 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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