Is New Zealand good for doing MS in Civil Engineering?

Asked by Disna Rai about 2 years ago

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Shrikant Goyal

Shrikant Goyal

Founder at WALT INDIA

Yes. New Zealand is a good place for doing MS in Civil Engineering. The country is filled with jobs and careers in civil engineering. There is actually a shortage of professionals to fill the job roles in New Zealand . Besides, it is not like there are no top universities in the country anyway. You can have a good MS and post-grad opportunities in the country.

The reason why New Zealand is so good for civil engineering is because of what I have just mentioned. Due to shortage of workers, civil engineers in New Zealand are valued very highly. According to, Civil engineer, environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, and structural engineer appear on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list. Choosing a major civil engineering area of work in New Zealand, you can easily expect to get a quality job. Hence, the pay will be high as the demand is high as well.

This data is not just an estimation. Civil engineers are in high demand due to increased government spending on infrastructure in the country. Roads, water collection, wastewater management and public buildings are some top areas where the government of New Zealand focuses their time and resources. Many civil engineers from different countries actually visit the country to get the benefits out of it.

New Zealand has some most prestigious universities that offer MS in Civil Engineering. Such as University of Auckland which has been ranked under top #100 universities worldwide by various ranking organizations. The university is also #50 for best civil engineering MS program. I say it's enough to turn any head.

I have some recommendations for you if you are looking for some best universities there to do an MS in Civil Engineering. Have a look at them -


  1. University of  Auckland
  2. University of Otago
  3. University of Waikato
  4. University of Canterbury
  5. AUT University

All of these universities are recognized internationally by companies and organizations. If you want to pursue a career outside New Zealand you can surely do that. And if you decide to remain in the country, it will be more than better. One thing I can guarantee is, the return on your investment (ROI) will be satisfactory in New Zealand after an MS in civil engineering.

All in all, I can see that New Zealand may not be the no. #1 choice for MS in civil engineering degrees. But the country is quite rewarding to engineers. And the environment there is one of the reasons why international students pick New Zealand for their studies abroad. Let me know if this cleared your doubts. If you want to know the course you can apply for according to your records, you can ask me. Happy to help anytime.

Silvia Malloy

Silvia Malloy

CEO & Founder at Conva

Masters in Civil Engineering in New Zealand is a 1-1.5 year course offering professional practice and

knowledge in infrastructure design and analysis. Available as a full-time or a part-time program offered

under different disciplines like Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering Studies, Master of

Engineering with engineering colleges in New Zealand. 

Students with bachelor's in engineering or a postgraduate diploma in similar fields are eligible to apply for

the program.

There are no GRE requirements for pursuing masters courses in civil engineering in New Zealand.  

The fees for masters in civil engineering in New Zealand range from 38,000 NZD to 45,000 NZD. Indian

students planning to study in New Zealand will end up spending around 18.79 to 22.22 lakhs on tuition

fees. The starting annual salary of any individual with a master's in civil engineering in New Zealand is

60,000 NZD- 70,000 NZD (29.66 to 34.61 lakhs/yr). 

The high-quality academic system makes this country one of the most desired study abroad destinations

among international students. In the current times, New Zealand has also proved its presence within the

world by successfully defeating COVID-19, which has resulted in a rise of the international student

population shift towards the country.

University of Auckland

University of Canterbury

Auckland University of Technology

Massey University



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