The top engineering department in NZ and ranked within the top 20 worldwide.

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Our graduates are trained in a diverse range of disciplines, allowing them to take part in exciting projects of national significance:

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UC research aims to develop safer steel structures

15 April 2014 UC postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes. (read article)

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IPENZ Rivers Group Symposium

Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Behaviours: What Works, What doesn't Work and Why
Friday 9 May A4 3 pm

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‘My Engineering degree taught me many technical principles that I now get to use...’

Amber Murphy BE(Hons) in Natural Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineer, Beca
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Department helps with Rebuild of Christchurch City

TV 1 News - Quake Technology used in Christchurch Rebuild
NZ Herald - Quake Proof Building Design Tested
UC Engineering a City of the Future (PDF 124.62 Mb)

Department Achieves Highest QS Ranking in New Zealand

In the latest QS ratings released yesterday the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering achieved the highest ranking in New Zealand along with University of Otago for psychology, and Massey University for agriculture.

" The University of Canterbury enjoys an international reputation as a university that has a distinguished heritage, embraces and extols traditional values of academic excellence and takes singular pride in its strong research culture,’’ QS says.


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