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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering

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.

The PGCertEqEng provides an introduction to postgraduate study in this field — students will take a total of four taught courses that they can pursue further in masters-level study if they wish; it is a particularly good option for those with a civil engineering background who want a taste of postgraduate-level study without committing to it long-term.

This qualification also boasts options for part-time study, with classes offered outside of work hours and as block courses, so it is also suited to practising industry professionals who are intending to further their knowledge and career.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The PGCertEqEng is designed specifically as an entry pathway towards a Master of Earthquake Engineering degree, though advanced knowledge in earthquake engineering will boost your employability in a field with increasing need for expertise.

 

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 5.0