International Pathways

Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering is the second oldest discipline after military engineering and deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment including the public works such as the creation of roads, dams, bridges, buildings, canals, airports, pipelines, sewerage systems and railways. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. Construction engineering is one discipline that deals primarily with the planning, construction execution and management of infrastructural projects. While Civil engineers undertake designing part, execution part is performed by construction engineers. Post the undergraduate degree, Civil engineers might further specialise in the sub-disciplinary specialisations and can proceed with careers in the same. They may progress as contractors and focus on project management, construction management, planning, estimation and health and safety or can specialise in specific areas.

For example, a civil engineer who is interested in environmental engineering can further build a career as a coastal engineer involved in protection and erosion work along the coasts and rivers. An earthquake/ seismic engineer might be involved in the building of structures that earthquake resistant. A geotechnical engineer designs the foundation of large structures, such as dams, tunnels retaining walls or jetties, and assess how the soil and rock they are built on may affect them. A quantity surveyor manages construction project finances. A structural engineer whereas analyses, designs and manages the construction of a range of load-bearing structures such as houses, commercial buildings, sports stadiums, and bridges. Oher specialists such as the transport engineer and water resource engineer design, organise and supervise the building and repair of infrastructure such as roads, railways, bridges for the former and dams, canals, and irrigation systems for the latter.

With the wide variety of specialisations, civil engineering is one of the most promising careers with a high rising professional graph.

Opportunities in India

Engineering courses have always been a hot favourite for the high school graduates. Even though there are new branches coming up but civil, electrical, mechanical and few more traditional branches have always been growing and. prosperous.

Whether you want to get into surveying or work more on the research, India is chock-full of career opportunities.

There are numerous domains a civil engineer can build their career in. Employment opportunities for Civil Engineers in India can be immensely found in MNCs, construction companies, PSUs, transportation companies, infrastructure management companies, government agencies, municipal corporations, NHAI, PWDs, Indian Railways and even Armed Forces.

Opportunities in NZ

Opportunities in for civil engineers are good in New Zealand due to the shortage of workers, and high. Demand for their services. Civil engineer, environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, and structural engineer appear on Immigration New Zealand’s long-term skill shortage list. Civil engineer and structural engineer also appear on Immigration New Zealand’s construction and infrastructure skill shortage list. This means the Government is actively encouraging skilled engineers from overseas to work in New Zealand.

Civil Engineers may work for different company types such as the private engineering consultancies, regional and local government authorities, government agencies such as the New Zealand Transport Agency, construction firms and property developers and infrastructure & utility companies such as railway and electricity companies.

Professional opportunities

  • Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Managers
  • Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Engineering Project Managers
  • Land Surveyor
  • Fir Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Earthquake/ Seismic Engineer
  • Building and Construction Manager

University Partners

Manav Rachna International University, Delhi NCR

Founded in 1997, Manav Rachna International university is a deemed Indian Private University located in Faridabad, Haryana, India. It a visible symbol of knowledge & experience providing high-quality education in various fields including Engineering, Management, Psychology, Economics, Computer Applications, Humanities, Education, Law, Visual Arts, Interior Design, Architecture, Commerce, Business Studies, Geology and many more. The institutions have over 32,000+ alumni base, 500+ reputed MNCs & Indian Corporate patronising MREI, 579 Patents (filed/granted), 56+ global academic collaborations, and 80+ Alumni & In Campus start-ups, 13 are the countries from which Manav Rachna students arrive, 7305 Research papers in International / National Journals and Conferences.

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, MRIIRS offers 4 years full time B. Tech program. The study scheme has been benchmarked against the model curriculum by AICTE with training and education aligned to roll out highly aware, sustainability-minded generation to join the workforce globally. The pathway program between Manav Rachna International University and Auckland University of Technology provides the opportunity for the students to complete their 2 years in India and move to New Zealand for the second half of the course. This is designed to give the students a holistic international experience and global work opportunities.

AUT University, Auckland

AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact (the number of times our research is cited by academics globally) by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings. The university is the second largest university in New Zealand, spread across three campuses in Auckland - world’s #1 city to live in (by Economic Intelligence Unit, 2021). As per QS, the university ranks in the top 1% Universities of the world and is #1 Millennial university in New Zealand & #15 in the world. AUT’s innovative teaching, excellent reputation, and combination of theoretical and practical learning, AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers, with 94% of available graduates in paid employment within nine months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from AUT University is accredited by Engineering New Zealand and meets the requirements of the Washington Accord, hence preparing the student for an Engineering New Zealand membership. Bachelor of Engineering is a 4-year course at AUT and has two intakes. With the best international presence and ranking, AUT has been building its relationship with Indian Universities and is bridging the gap for the Indian students to move abroad and receive an international degree with exposure.


Manav Rachna International University & AUT University

Pathway Duration:

  • 2 Years + 2 Years

Entry Requirements

  1. Complete the first two years of B.Tech programme in Civil Engineering at MRIU
  2. English Language Proficiency of IELTS 6.0 (with all bands at 5.5 or higher) or equivalent

Intake Dates

  • Semester 1 (early March) & Semester 2 (early July)

Tuition Fee

  • International Tuition Fee - NZD $42,000 approx. per year


  • Yes

Internship Included

  • Yes


  • Faridabad, India (MRIU)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (AUT)

Application Fee

  • No

Post Study Work Visa

  • Yes – 2 Years in New Zealand