Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering*
The building industry needs more design professionals with technical mastery in their discipline and advanced knowledge and skills in whole-building performance, collaboration, integrated design and digital methods. This programme will provide at-work building design professionals with 'practice-focused' education and is driven by the need to improve the sustainability and affordability of buildings, which is best achieved by taking a holistic approach to integrated building design.
* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2017.
Note that this qualification is only open to enrolments for study commencing July 2018.
Normally, the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
If you gained your qualification overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
Qualification specific requirements
A student for the Postgraduate Certificate of Architectural Engineering (PGCertArchEng) must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or equivalent.
Students are strongly advised to have at least one year of professional practical experience before applying. Students will be approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) based on the standard of their previous studies and work experience.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional work experience are the main criteria of approval. Students will normally be expected to have at least a B average in their 300-level courses.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering or use the admission requirements checker.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The certificate is comprised of 60 points including two compulsory courses and two optional courses.
There are flexible study options available, including part-time study and online learning to minimise on-campus time requirements.
There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification. Students must complete two compulsory courses and two optional courses from the schedule.
- ENAE 601 Whole Building Behaviour and Performance
- ENAE 602 Collaborative Design Studio
The remaining courses can be selected from the Schedule to the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering.
Knowledge gained from this certificate will provide graduates with the skills to communicate complex design issues, options and solutions with clients, team members and other stake holders, including risks and their mitigation.
Graduates will be able to understand key concepts related to planning, building costs, value, quality, aesthetics, resilience, roles and responsibilities, regulatory environment, built environment systems and sustainability.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering.
For course advice contact the College of Engineeringt:
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Phone+64 3 369 4222