Master of Earthquake Engineering

University of Auckland

Subject area

Geotechnical Engineering



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MEqEng graduates will have a deep understanding of the New Zealand geological, seismological and design context for buildings and infrastructure subjected to strong earthquake ground shaking. They will have the capability to access the latest research and to apply the fundamentals and to undertake earthquake engineering research or complex open ended design.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

BE(Hons) or equivalent with a GPA <5 in 120 points above Stage III, or, BE(Hons) or equivalent and 60 points in the PGCertEqEng, or PGCertEng with a GPA of <5, or a relevant bachelors degree with a GPA <4 in 120 points of the most advanced courses and 3 years of relevant professional experience, or a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate and 60 points in the PGCertEqEng, or PGCertEng with a GPA of <5.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,618 $15,927
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$16,274 $24,410
Total $26,892 $40,338

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $65,118
Earnings range $59,272 - $72,849
In employment 83%
In further study N/A
On a benefit 2%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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