Earthquake engineers design new buildings and infrastructure to withstand disasters, and assess the vulnerability of existing buildings and infrastructure, drawing from expertise in structural and geotechnical engineering.
The University of Auckland is internationally recognised for our strengths in these fields, putting us in the right position to deliver specialist professional capabilities to both New Zealand and internationally, where there are increasing population densities in seismic regions.
Recent earthquakes in Canterbury and Kaikoura have caused extensive damage to buildings, infrastructure and the natural environment. Investigations into the post-disaster repair and reconstruction efforts have increased our understanding and specialist expertise, but also revealed major demands for earthquake engineers.
In this case, the demands have exceeded the capacity of our engineering profession; this need is also reflected in many countries around the world.
Beyond training a new generation of leading professionals, the Master of Earthquake Engineering from University of Auckland also aims to support current practitioners in the building industries: those who require skills to navigate increasingly complex building codes, policies and requirements in line with new innovations in research and industry.
There is a growing need for civil engineers– specifically earthquake engineers – with capabilities in new construction, and the assessment and retrofit of existing buildings and infrastructure. Recent disasters in New Zealand alone dictate that highly skilled professionals will be in demand as investments in this field grow over the upcoming decades.
Jobs related to this programme
- Earthquake engineer
- Project manager
- Seismic engineering consultant
- Senior geotechnical engineer
- Senior structural engineer
- Technical director
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- 12 months
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120 or 180
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Earth Sciences Geology View 15 other Masters in Geology in New Zealand
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Taught/Research 120 points
- You need a four-year engineering degree with a GPE of 5.0 or a bachelors degree with a GPE of 4.0 in a relevant degree and three years of approved professional experience.
- You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a field in a relevant discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.
- Relevant disciplines may include architecture, construction and science, or a three-year undergraduate engineering degree.
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International31960 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
National7145 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7145 USD per year during 12 months.
- Domestic: NZ$9,952.80 – $10,650
- International: NZ$44,526
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