If you have an aptitude for mathematics and science, and want to work as a technologist with professional engineers, our Bachelor of Engineering Technology, with a major in Civil Engineering, is for you.
Study type Trimester
Cost$18,355 NZ Domestic
Not including any course materials or external exam fees.
Closed to new students
In 2022 Open Polytechnic introduced OP700601 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering), which is a New Zealand-based degree programme currently offered by a number of Te Pūkenga subsidiaries.
As a result, after Trimester 2, 2021 when enrolments closed, on 13 June 2021, we stopped accepting new students in OP700502 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering).
OP700601 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) is now open to enrolments,
If you were already enrolled in OP700502 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) on, or before Trimester 2, 2021, see the information below on how you should plan your study to complete your degree.
Do you have 120 credits or less to go before you complete this degree?
If you have 120 credits (eight courses) or less to go before you complete OP700502 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering), we recommend you continue to re-enrol in your courses as normal until the last time they are offered which is in Trimester 3, 2023.
To be awarded OP700502 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering), you must complete all of the courses including practice units and academic requirements of this programme by the end of Trimester 3, 2023.
Do you have more than 120 credits to go before you complete this degree?
If you have more than 120 credits (more than eight courses) to go before you complete your degree, from 2022 Open Polytechnic will transition you into OP700601 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering).
The credit for the courses you have already passed will be able to be recognised as credit towards this programme.
A schedule for recognition through cross-crediting of courses is available here:
If you have any questions please contact us.
Civil engineering technologists work on the design, construction and maintenance of:
- roads and bridges
- building structures
- water and waste-water plants
- environmental protection works.
This qualification will give you a core of basic analytical and communication skills that common to all branches of engineering. It will also give you a base for any future in-depth study in Civil Engineering.
To offer this Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) by distance learning, we use course content under a licence agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (Australia).
While you are studying towards this qualification, or after you graduate, you can gain admission to the Engineering New Zealand, the professional body for engineers in New Zealand.
With this qualification you can work in a range of areas, including:
- with a local authority
- working in a consulting engineer’s practice
- working for a civil engineering contractor.
What you will learn
Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates will be able to:
- understand and apply knowledge of engineering fundamentals
- understand and apply knowledge of the basic sciences, including computing and mathematics relevant to this subject
- use a systems approach to understand and improve engineering outcomes
- develop engineering designs
- adapt, apply and implement technologies relevant to this field
- schedule, manage and complete engineering projects
- communicate effectively with members of the engineering team and other professionals and individuals
- make sound decisions based on open-mindedness, objectivity and reasoned analysis
- work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
- have the capacity to be a leader or manager
- apply problem-solving techniques, including problem identification, formulation and solution, initiative, innovation and creativity
- investigate and report on situations or the behaviour of a system, using standard techniques
- manage work, under time and resource constraints
- adapt to changing circumstances and master new knowledge, technologies, and techniques.
- gather and use information from the range of relevant sources
- understand and operate effectively within the cultural environments in which engineering technologists practice in local, national and global contexts
- practise in a professional manner informed by a knowledge and acceptance of the economic, ethical, legal, professional and workplace responsibilities of an engineering technologist
- understand and accept the social, cultural and environmental responsibilities of an engineering technologist.
Practice units and residential programmes
The practice units are to enable you to gain specific competencies associated with your major. These competencies range from specific practical and communication skills through to generic competencies. Generic competencies include:
- ethical and social responsibility
- awareness of the environment
A practice unit usually includes a one-week residential school at the Toowoomba Campus of the University of Southern Queensland.
All costs associated with practice units will be at your expense.
After you enrol in a practice unit, you will get an information pack from USQ.
Full or part-time study
You can study this qualification full or part time. Part-time study is one or two courses per trimester.
If you wish to study full-time you must have seek approval from the Programme Leader of the degree.