Course details

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
NZQF Level 8

About the course

Upcoming start dates:

  • 26th February 2018
  • 16th July 2018

Expand your employability in a diverse range of sectors by giving your undergraduate degree an additional boost. This programme supplements your current skills with the management foundations and industrial perspectives for an engineering career.

With flexible learning options, you may tailor your programme to suit your diverse engineering interests, and opt to study full-time or part-time. If you’re intending to pursue further study, the PGCertEng also serves as a recommended pathway to our masters programmes.

You must complete four 15 point, non-project courses listed in the Master of Engineering Studies schedule. Two courses (30 points) must be from the subjects below:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems
  • Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering General
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

PGCertEng graduates will have acquired an advanced level of understanding of the theory and practice informing their engineering specialisation. The plastics specialisation provides advanced knowledge of plastics materials and processing primarily to science and engineering graduates employed by the plastics industry

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a GPA of 2.5.

International students: IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

About the provider

Since its founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

The university has more than 40,000 students of whom 11,000 are postgraduate and 6,000 are international. The University of Auckland's research programmes range across all disciplines and are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer and computational physiology.

As the university looks to the future one thing is certain - knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after within New Zealand and around the world. The university's challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialised knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems.