About Transportation Engineering
Transportation engineering covers all aspects of transportation related issues, from determining the future transportation needs of a community or country through to the performance of the materials that are used to construct roads. All modes of travel are covered, from pedestrians/cyclists to cars/trucks to buses/trains to ships and planes (although our programmes at Canterbury largely deal with land transport).
The programme is supported by four academic staff and a host of visiting professors and local industry experts.
The Department teaches transportation topics in a range of undergraduate courses, throughout the BE professional year programmes.
Postgraduate qualifications in Transportation Engineering are provided in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland.
Students are able to take:
- one-off "Certificate of Proficiency" papers
- a Postgraduate Certificate in Transport'n Engineering (PGCertEng)
- a Master of Engineering Transportation (MET)
- a Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt)
- a doctorate in Transportation Engineering (PhD)
Qualifications can be undertaken either full-time or by part-time study. Most courses are taught in 'block mode', allowing working candidates and those from outside Christchurch to complete their studies while remaining in full-time employment.