Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering
Completing the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering will greatly enhance your ability to practice in the geotechnical engineering field by extending your education in your area of specialisation and upgrading your current skills and training.
New Zealand is a stimulating country in which to practise geotechnical engineering with its young and varied geology, seismic activity and diverse rainfall patterns. Many unique problems occur here as a result and these present challenges for innovative and novel solutions.
A current worldwide shortage of suitably trained geotechnical engineering professionals puts graduates of the Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering in a good position to take leading roles in planning, evaluating, designing, constructing, maintaining, and managing geotechnical infrastructure.
The programme also provides valuable background expertise for those wishing to enter into asset management or to begin to pursue a career in research and development.
- Gain a quality degree from New Zealand’s top University, ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
- The University is ranked 59th in the world for Engineering and Technology. Our individual subject rankings are 43rd for Civil & Structural Engineering, and in the top 100 for Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,and Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (QS World University Rankings 2015/16).
- The University of Auckland is home to the largest number of top-rated researchers of any New Zealand university (Performance Based Research Fund Report 2012).
- Student life is vibrant within the faculty, with the Engineering Atrium providing a relaxed environment for students that can be used for both study and socialising. The atrium includes an oval-shaped 250-seat lecture theatre, four new computer laboratories and a café.
- The University’s researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment such as New Zealand’s only Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope, used by food and biological scientists and surface and materials researchers, and the NanoIndenter, which is one of only two machines in the world that can view, measure and test materials at the nano scale.
The Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering is made up of eight taught courses over one year of full-time study. Two core courses cover Experimental and Computational Geotechnical Engineering. You can then elect additional courses from a range of options in the fields of geology, civil engineering, engineering science and environmental engineering.
To be admitted to this programme, you must have completed a bachelors honours postgraduate degree, or equivalent, in civil and environmental engineering from a recognised institution, with an appropriate level of knowledge of geomechanics.
In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects.
The Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering is taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently.
To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:
- Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0 or
- TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5) or
- TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21)
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Last updated May 9, 2016