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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) Unitec Institute of Technology

New Zealand



Course info


Develop the skills for a career as a Civil Engineer in this three year (full-time) Bachelor’s programme. Specialise in environmental, geotechnical, water, roading and transportation, or structural engineering. Learn to make informed decisions about civil engineering projects, and apply technology to solve practical engineering problems. Explore computer-modelling techniques, civil engineering project management, engineering materials and structures, and construction practices.

There are 5 pathways within the Civil major:

Structural engineering: design, construction, and supervision of buildings and other structures

Water engineering: design and construction of water supply, wastewater or stormwater systems, analyse river catchment systems, hydrology and erosion management, and urban drainage systems

Geotechnical engineering: analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, earthworks structures and retaining walls

Roading and transportation engineering: design, construction and maintenance of roads, and traffic engineering and urban transportation studies

Environmental engineering: including fundamentals of environmental engineering, the sensitive environment, and resource and environmental management


  • Get qualified in 3 years (full-time) and into employment sooner
  • A nationally-recognised engineering qualification.
  • Approved under a New Zealand-wide framework for three-year engineering degrees
  • Accredited by Engineering New Zealand. On completion of this programme, combined with a period of work experience, you'll be eligible to apply for membership of Engineering New Zealand.
  • Five different pathways: environmental, geotechnical, water, roading and transportation, or structural
  • Strong links with the engineering industry
  • Small classes: the average class size is just 35-60 students
  • Cross-credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) available

Qualification pathway

Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide you can use to refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll need in this programme

Cross-credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) are available.


  • Civil engineer (design)
  • Civil engineering project and/or construction manager
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Roading-transportation engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water/environmental engineer


February or July


Mt Albert

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$23,000.00 (12,26,314) per year




Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have:

  • NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent.
  • Maths and physics equivalent to NCEA Level 3.

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (6.0 writing & speaking, 5.5 listening & reading) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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