University Transfer Programme: Engineering

Key Information

Duration

3 trimesters (1 year)

Intake Dates

February, June, October

Location

Christchurch

Fees

NZD$39,800 (per programme)

International

Fees

NZD$39,800 (per programme)

Course Overview

UTP: Engineering is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate engineering studies. Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and able to choose from a variety of specialisations.

The University of Canterbury is ranked among the world's best universities for Engineering and Technology. UC's Civil and Structural Engineering are in the top 100 worldwide, and Electrical Engineering is in the top 200.**

Learn more about the Bachelor of Engineering (HONS) at the University of Canterbury.

Available Majors

Not all courses are offered every semester. Elective options will be chosen in consultation with the academic team

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Chemistry
  • 2 Other Electives

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • 2 Other Electives

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • 2 Other Electives

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Required courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Physics 1
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • 2 Other Electives

Additional options may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics

Entry to Second Year: University of Canterbury Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

* Students must complete and pass all courses in the UTP programme, apply before the University of Canterbury deadline and meet any additional requirements from the University. This includes passing an Academic Writing Assessment. Access to selected faculties of the University may require the completion of certain prerequisites. UCIC will advise students individually in this regard as required. Course offerings may change without notice. Please contact info@ucic.ac.nz for information on course offerings.

** UCIC’s University Transfer Programme: Engineering is a NZQA approved Training Scheme. This does not lead to a formal qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The University Transfer Programme: Engineering may be used for progression requirements under a pathway arrangement between UCIC and UC, subject to final approval by the University of Canterbury.

Notes: Please see the Fees & Payment page for full fees information. In addition to programme fees, all UCIC students must pay the Student Services Levy, which contributes to the excellent services and facilities on campus.

Commencement each trimester will be dependent upon enrolments.

Find more information on the UC Faculty of Engineering (Honours).

Careers

Potential career paths

Engineers are designing the future with new and innovative technologies. Engineering is about problem solving and creative thinking. Studying engineering will lead you into a challenging, flexible, and rewarding future with international opportunities. Engineers are responsible for the design and operation of the infrastructure which underpins our society, in diverse areas such as telecommunications, transport, water and electricity supply, multi-storey buildings and airports, processing plants for food and forest products and consumer items like tablet computers and cars.

Meet a UTP Engineering Student