12 months
44350 USD/year
6423 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Transportation Engineering from University of Canterbury was established in consultation with the land transport industry and the engineering profession to meet the demand for graduates with advanced skills in Transportation Engineering.  


Transportation Engineering from University of Canterbury aims to provide a research-focused learning environment in which students can develop their independent problem solving skills through supervised research.


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:

  • Advanced Pavement Design
  • Special Topic: Traffic Management and Monitoring
  • Advanced traffic flow theory and simulation
  • Independent Course of Study
  • Accident Reduction and Prevention
  • Road Asset Management
  • Special Topic in Transport Engineering
  • Planning and Managing for Transport
  • Transport Policy and System Management

Key information


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

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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.
  • Students wishing to enrol in postgraduate study must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of the prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate. 
  • If English is your additional language, are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44350 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6423 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6423 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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