As a civil engineer you have a VIP ticket to all of the town’s hot spots. Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge, Britomart… – without civil engineers they wouldn’t exist. In fact, civil engineers are involved in all big infrastructure projects. Such as motorways, airports, harbours, dams, bridges and tunnels. They also help us deal with pollution, traffic congestion and other environmental problems. And with many major new infrastructure projects currently being planned, New Zealand alone will need thousands of new civil engineering and land surveying graduates over the next ten years.
Unitec has trained thousands of civil engineers and land surveyors. They’re now in senior roles in New Zealand or across the globe. With our help you can get there, too.
Theory is just the beginning. Study at the Department of Civil Engineering and you’ll spend many hours in fieldwork exercises, and in our mixed-media studios and computer labs with the latest CAD programmes, Global Positioning Surveying equipment, and numerical modelling and project management software. But most of all you’ll spend a lot of time with our civil engineering and land surveying staff. They’re experts in all areas of civil engineering. Many of them are Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng) and members of IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand). And all of them want to share their vast expertise with you.
Strong links with the industry
Our contact list reads like a who’s who in civil engineering. IPENZ, the New Zealand Contractors' Federation, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and InfraTrain are all there. As are major companies like Opus, Downer, Watercare, Tonkin & Taylor, Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell, Beca and Hick Bros Civil Construction. This means plenty of opportunities for you to meet representatives from top civil engineering companies. Which could mean holiday work, scholarships, internships, cadetships or a job once you graduate. It also means civil engineering courses that reflect the latest industry trends, legislation; and local, global and environmental issues. In other words, courses that will be relevant to your career, wherever it might take you.
Civil Engineering programmes
If you're just starting out:
Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.
If you’re interested in civil engineering:
If you’re interested in land surveying:
Last edited: 23 January 2013