12 months
44441 USD/year
6429 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Software Engineering from University of Canterbury studies benefit from research and industry connections in developing high quality software products and practices.


Software Engineering from University of Canterbury offers students projects in areas such as mobile and web applications, cyber security, computer graphics, route mapping, computer vision applications, and technology evaluation and assessment.


Aotearoa New Zealand has a shortage of software engineers with local firms often recruiting overseas. Technical expertise, good communication, and teamwork skills – all strong features of UC graduates – are prized by employers. Software Engineering is a widely applicable discipline not only needed in software development companies, but also where products involve significant amounts of software.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Research Project
  • Software Process and Product Quality
  • Software Requirements and Architecture
  • Special Topic: Topics in Mobile Computing
  • Model-Driven Software Engineering

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with First or Second Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours with First or Second Class Honours, in relevant subjects
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more.
  • If English is your additional language, are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6429 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 8,911 NZD
  • International Students - 61,600 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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