Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Kickstart your career in civil engineering by developing skills and knowledge which is in huge demand worldwide.

In this programme you’ll learn the principles of planning roads, designing structures, constructing and maintaining bridges, water and sewerage systems, railways, hydro-electric projects and harbours. A hands-on programme, you’ll also develop the skills to put civil engineering theory into practice by carrying out varied technical work for different construction methods.

MIT has developed this degree in collaboration with the industry. This insures it provides students with the practical career skills and relevant knowledge to immediately enter the diverse field of civil engineering.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February; July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code
Duration

3 years (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 360
International Fees NZD$22,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

University Entrance – NCEA Level 3 including

  • Three subjects at level 3 including:
    • Physics with a minimum of 14 credits
    • Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits, and  
    • one other subject with a minimum of 14 credits from the list of approved subjects* and  
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627).

OR

Equivalent academic qualifications which may include University Bursary with 45% or more in both Physics and Calculus or Algebra; equivalent Cambridge score, equivalent International Baccalaureate  

* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/universityentrance

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

EAL students must meet the minimum academic entry requirements and have achieved an  overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, (writing and speaking score no less than 6.0 and reading and listening bands no less than 5.5) or equivalent.

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

This degree has been developed by a national consortium of tertiary providers, in conjunction with industry, to prepare graduates for a career in the diverse field of civil engineering.  Graduates will be in a position to enter into employment as well as develop their capacity to attain professional competence and to fulfill the role of a professional engineering technologist.

Programme structure

Common Core:

MG5001 Engineering Computing: To enable students to develop an understanding of computing principles and their use in engineering practice

MG5002 Engineering Mechanics: To enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and laws of mechanics

MG5003 Engineering Communication: To enable students to communicate effectively in their professional environment

MG5004 Engineering Mathematics 1: To enable students to gain an understanding of general mathematical principles and equip them with appropriate engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems

MG5005 Engineering Design and Drawing: To enable students to gain an understanding of engineering design, drawing practice and modelling in an applied context

MG6103 Engineering Management Principles: To enable students to develop an understanding of management and organisational concepts in the implementation of engineering projects

MG7101 Engineering Development project: To enable students to investigate an engineering problem: to propose, specify, design and develop a solution and where feasible, to construct and test a prototype

MG7121 Professional Engineering Practice: To enable students to critically apply knowledge and understanding of professional practice for engineers, professional engineering roles and activities and their interactions with society and the environment

Civil Major compulsory courses

MG5107 Civil Materials: To enable students to learn the fundamentals of geological and geomorphological processes and the properties and application of a range of civil engineering materials

MG5009 Engineering Site Investigation: To enable students to gain an introduction to the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering in the context of civil engineering construction projects

MG5006 Land Surveying: To enable students to gain introductory theoretical and practical concepts of land surveying

MG5032 Basic Structures: To enable students to analyse structural elements and simple structures, and to design simple beams

MG5008 Fluid Mechanics (Civil): To enable students and apply the principles of fluid mechanics to engineering hydraulic situations

MG5012 Highway Engineering: To enable students to gain an introduction to the fundamentals of road materials, road construction practices and road maintenance techniques, as well as principles of road drainage design

MG6005 Civil Engineering Detailing and Modelling: To enable students to further develop the principles and practice of civil engineering, drawing, detailing and modelling

MG6106 Civil Engineering Construction Practices: To enable students to develop an understanding of the practical aspects of sound civil engineering practice

Structural compulsory courses

MG6046 Structural Principles: To enable students to apply principles and practices involved in the design of simple structures

MG6007 Structural Steel and Timber: To enable students to develop the principles and practice of structural design for steel and timber structures

MG6008 Structural Concrete: To enable students to develop the principles and practice of structural design for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures

MG7004 Design of Structures: To enable students to use projects and case studies for the application of structural principles and design to broadly defined structural engineering problems

Water and Waste Water Compulsory Courses

MG6109 Water and Waste Engineering: To enable students to develop an understanding and design expertise related to water, wastewater and storm water reticulation systems

MG6110 Water and Waste Treatment: To enable students to develop understanding of drinking water and sewage quality control parameters of current and emerging methods of treatment and disposal of liquid and solid wastes

MG6011 Hydrology and Erosion Management: To enable students to learn about catchment runoff, erosion, water balances and sustainable land use

MG7005 Urban Drainage Systems: To enable students to develop an understanding of urban wastewater and storm water systems

Road – Transportation Compulsory Courses

MG6014 Highway Design and Maintenance: To enable students to develop a knowledge of road design, roading project evaluation and maintenance management

MG6015 Traffic Engineering: To enable students to critically appraise urban traffic engineering concepts and procedures

MG7007 Urban Transport Planning: To enable students to critically appraise transport planning concepts and procedures in the context of urban situations

Geotechnical Compulsory Courses

MG6012 Geotechnical Engineering A: To enable students to further develop an understanding of the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering

MG6045 Geotechnical Engineering B: To enable students to apply the principles and practice of foundation engineering in professional contexts

MG6013 Engineering Geology: To enable students to further develop an understanding of the principles and practice of geology in the context of civil engineering

MG7045 Geotechnical Engineering C: To enable students to understand some fundamental concepts of geotechnical earthquake engineering and to carry out simple numerical modelling of soils and foundations

Common Electives

MG7025 Project Management: To enable students to apply project management principles, concepts and techniques

MG7026 Risk Management: To enable students to learn and apply the principles and processes of risk management in the context of engineering and business management

MG5090 Heritage, Culture and Sustainability in Engineering: To enable students to develop and enhance their awareness and knowledge of New Zealand in terms of its history, heritage and engineered (to use professional engineering skill to design or create something) development by exploring key historical events that have occurred within this cultural, political and social framework.  This course will develop the students’ understanding of how culture, heritage and commerce are contributing to the development of New Zealand society and why and how these values and qualities should be protected and enhanced for future generations

MG6048 Special Topic: To enable students to carry out investigation of a special topic in engineering

MG7047 Special Topic: To enable students to carry out investigation and critical analysis of a special topic in engineering

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Faculty of Engineering and Trades Academic calendar.

Further training or study

Graduate Diploma or Masters level qualification.

Offered by

Faculty of Engineering and Trades - School of Engineering.

Need help applying?

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.