Civil and Natural Resources Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

One of the top engineering departments in NZ and ranked within the top 1% 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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Famous family engineers the future at UC

11 January 2017 Three generations of the McConnell family share more than just a last name - they all studied at the University of Canterbury, with a strong passion for engineering. (read article)

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2016 Bridge building competition

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‘It has allowed me to meet people from all over the world...’

Dennis Pau Su Wee PhD in Fire Engineering
Fire Engineering, Cosgroves Ltd, Christchurch
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'Gold' for Salina Poudyal, PhD Student!

Congratulations to PhD Student Salina Poudyal in being awarded best technical and presented paper of the year award at the Water New Zealand's Annual Conference and Expo held recently.

  • Poudyal, S., Cochrane, T.A. and Bello-Mendoza, R. (2016) First flush stormwater pollutants from carparks in different urban settings. Water New Zealand's Annual Conference and Expo, Rotorua, 19-21 Oct 2016.

NZSEE Learns from Earthquake Mission

Department staff member Dr Gabriele Chiaro recently led a team from NZSEE to Kyusu Island, Southern Japan. The main objectives of the group were to look at landslides, liquefaction, retaining wall performance and other geotechnical /geological effects caused by the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence. The result of this mission would be of huge benefit to NZ in identifing similar potential hazards and the development of remedial actions.

Best Student Paper at NZSEE Conference

Congratulations to Ben Westeneng (ME in Earthquake Engineering) for being awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the recent NZSEE Conference. Ben's paper was entitled "Prevention of Gusset Plate Out-of-Plane Sway Buckling Failure in Buckling Restrained Braced Frames".

Construction Management Graduates in High Demand

Gokal Krishnan came from India to study Construction Management within the Department of Civil and Natural Resources. He is now working on the rebuild. Read his story

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