12 months
31743 USD/year
6428 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Architectural Engineering from University of Canterbury is a practice-focused degree for students with engineering or architecture backgrounds to gain professional, work-ready building design skills. There is also a part-time option available for those working in the industry and wanting to upskill.


Architectural Engineering from University of Canterbury is ideal for professionals working in the industry wanting to upskill or change career direction, with flexible part-time and distance learning options.


Graduates of this Master’s will be filling a growing and competitive market need for engineers and architects, with the unique combination of technical and collaborative design skills. Building design professionals with modern design knowledge of sustainable, high-performance buildings, and digital design and construction, are especially sought by employers internationally.

The knowledge from this degree will make graduates well-suited for careers as contractors, project managers, building design professionals, and in positions of technical leadership and multi-disciplinary team leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Whole Building Behaviour and Performance
  • Collaborative Building Design Studio
  • Sustainable Building Design and Practice
  • Building Modelling and Integrated Design
  • Structural Design Practice
  • Structural Assessment and Retrofit
  • Building Energy Systems Design Practice
  • Lighting Design Practice
  • Integrated Building Design Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have achieved a bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in a subject related to building design, or equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma in an equivalent subject.
  • It is strongly advised to have at least one year of professional practice experience before applying. 
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31743 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31743 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6428 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 8,911 NZD
  • International Students - 44,000 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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