Professional Master of Engineering Geology

Professional Master of Engineering Geology

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$53,100
Domestic tuition: NZ$12,648

Program overview

The Professional Master of Engineering Geology (PMEG) is the only programme of its kind in Australasia. Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary area applying geological sciences to engineering work, identifying and mitigating geological hazards, and aspects of land-use planning. The PMEG is strongly applied and concentrates on professional training for practitioners, delivered in a 12-month format. The PMEG is made up of 180 points of courses and a dissertation. Each course will incorporate a taught component (including field work) and online material. The programme comprises of compulsory courses (or other approved courses) taught over two semesters, plus a four-month dissertation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Every student shall have either: a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology or Earth Sciences; or a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Civil, Environmental, or Natural Resources Engineering; or been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing) with another suitable qualification; or recognition of prior learning/work experience as assessed by the Programme Director. In addition they will: have been approved by the Academic Dean of Science; and have 15 points of MATH 100-level courses and 15 points from STAT 100-level courses. This requirement may be waived by the Head of Department if the student can demonstrate an existing level of ability in mathematics and/or statistics. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand