M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering Geology

University of Canterbury

12 months
28440 USD/year
5484 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Engineering Geology from University of Canterbury is concerned with the application of the geological sciences to engineering design and construction practice.


Engineering Geology from University of Canterbury has an important role in the evaluation of site conditions for surface and underground mining, and increasingly environmental management in both the civil and mining professions requires a sound geological basis. There is also a key role for geochemical and geophysical investigation and data analysis in site evaluation and/or remediation.


  • Geotechnical consultancies (New Zealand; Australia; Canada; United Kingdom)
  • Mining companies and specific operations (New Zealand; Australia)
  • Hydrogeology specialists (New Zealand; Australia)
  • Government agencies and local authorities (New Zealand)
  • Research institutions (University and other)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Construction Practice
  • Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Soil Engineering
  • Applied Hydrogeology
  • Engineering Geology Synthesis and Project Preparation
  • Engineering Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will normally have a background in geology or geotechnical engineering, and most will complete one year of postgraduate coursework before undertaking research at the master's or PhD thesis level, although direct entry to thesis level is also common.
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology
  • or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
  • International Students - 39,500 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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