Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research areas

Engineering research takes us deeper into the understanding of how things work and enables us to develop new technologies. Our department has a number of research areas undertaking numerous projects.  You can read more about our research development in the following areas.

  • Centre for Infrastructure Research

    The Centre brings together a range of disciplines including engineering, planning and economics.

  • Geotechnical engineering

    We have long established links with the geotechnical engineering profession in New Zealand and work collaboratively with geotechnical groups including those in the United States of America, Japan and Europe.

  • Hydraulic Engineering

    We strive to implement multidisciplinary research to study how water forms and changes the environment.

  • Structures

    Focusing on the development of improved structural systems.

  • Transportation Research Centre

    Our reputation for research excellence enables us to secure major funding from central government and industry sponsors.

  • Environmental

    Our expertise spans most aspects of water and environmental engineering.