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The Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a major in Civil Engineering is for people with an aptitude for mathematics and science who want to work as a technologist with professional engineers. Civil engineering technologists are concerned with the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, building structures, water and waste-water plants and environmental protection works.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology Civil enables you to hold a responsible position within an organisation’s management team in a local authority, in a consulting engineer’s practice or for a civil engineering contractor.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills to be admitted as engineering technologists with the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand.
The courses provide a core of basic analytical and communication skills common to all branches of engineering and then students to undertake in-depth study in Civil Engineering.
The degree can be studied on a part-time basis by studying 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.
To offer the Bachelor of Engineering Technology by distance in New Zealand the Open Polytechnic utilises course materials under a licence agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (Australia).
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates will be able to:
The practice units are to enable you to acquire specific competencies associated with your major study. These competencies range from specific practical and communication skills through to generic competencies including ethical and social responsibility, awareness of the environment and teamwork. Practice units contain activities that will enable you to acquire the practical, professional and generic competencies appropriate to your field of study.
After enrolling in a practice unit you will receive an information package from USQ covering all aspects of your Australian voyage. A practice unit will normally consist of a one-week residential school, which will be held on the Toowoomba Campus of the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. All costs associated with practice units will be at your expense.
18 June 2018 - Applications close for September 2018 Residential Practice units*
17 June 2018 - Enrolment applications close for Trimester 2
16 July 2018 - Trimester 2 officially begins
12 August 2018 - Last day for withdrawing (with refund)
14 October 2018 - Last day for withdrawing (no refund)
22 October 2018 - Applications close for February 2019 Residential Practice units
29 October - 9 November 2018 - Trimester 2 final exams
11 November 2018 - Trimester 2 officially ends
* There is no guarantee that USQ can provide an offer of place for the Residential Practice Units – please contact us to discuss enrolment in these units as soon as possible.
1 October 2018 - Enrolments open for 2019
21 October 2018 - Enrolment applications close for Trimester 3
19 November 2018 - Trimester 3 officially begins
16 December 2018 - Last day for withdrawing (with refund)
20 January 2019 - Last day for withdrawing (no refund)
4-15 February 2019 - Trimester 3 final exams
17 February 2019 - Trimester 3 officially ends
27 January 2019 - Enrolment applications close for Trimester 1
25 February 2019 - Trimester 1 officially begins
24 March 2019- Last day for withdrawing (with refund)
19 May 2019 - Last day for withdrawing (no refund)
10-21 June 2019- Trimester 1 final exams
23 June 2019- Trimester 1 officially ends
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.