2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 10,069
NZD 15,088
Foreign students
USD 26,962
NZD 40,400
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

By pursuing this program at Otago Polytechnic, students may gain sound knowledge, better understanding and practical appreciation of civil engineering processes as well as its theory. This program will also help students to develop their ability to apply learning in a practical and innovative way. There is a significant shortage of trained civil engineer technicians, particularly in roading. And with this shortage, it is expected to become more acute in the short term so that their skills and experience will be highly sought after. Employment opportunities within construction companies, mining companies or local authorities may arise. Moreover, students could even set their sights on becoming a civil engineering consultant or contractor once they have enough knowledge and further experience.

Entry Requirements

  • 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in four subjects including 12 in mathematics (algebra and calculus) OR equivalent qualifications/skills/experience.
  • 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 1 or higher, including 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet diploma-level entry requirements.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5).