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.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
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 Grade Point 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.
How to apply
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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. The PGCertArchEng will take 6 months full-time to complete, or up to 2 years part-time.
Students must complete two compulsory courses and two optional courses from the Schedule.
Plus two courses from:
- ENAE 603 Structural Design Practice
- ENAE 604 Structural Assessment and Retrofit
- ENAE 605 Sustainable Building Design Practice
- ENAE 606 Building Modelling and Integrated Design
- ENAE 607 Building Energy Systems Design Practice
- ENAE 608 HVAC and Lighting Design Practice
For the up-to-date course list see 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.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering.
For course advice contact the College of Engineering:
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800