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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 promotes world-class earthquake engineering

15 April 2016 The University of Canterbury has just opened a newly constructed high-end test hall that will place the University on the world stage for earthquake engineering research. (read article)

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‘This is an excellent field to be associated with due to present market needs...’

Parth Desai MEngSt in Construction Management
Structural Engineer, Urban Structural Services Ltd, Christchurch
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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

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Are you interested in humantarian work? Our new DipGlobalHumanEng allows you to apply your engineering skills to humantarian service, and can be taken in parallel with the BE(Hons) degree. Get a head start, enrol in courses this summer. More information

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