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Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Unitec Institute of Technology

Summary

Construction sites can involve hundreds of workers and millions of dollars of materials, and construction managers are responsible for managing both. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) prepares you with the knowledge and skills to organise and manage activities on a construction site, including gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of management structures, supply chain, people and production management. Become familiar with advanced construction management, contract law, tendering and design management, amongst other things.

Highlights

  • This programme is fully accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Builders (NZIOB). Graduates of this programme are eligible to become members.
  • A good foundation for a career in construction management, providing you with the skills to undertake detailed planning and management of resources applied to construction projects
  • An overview of all aspects of the construction industry
  • Explore progressively more complex scenarios and projects, and develop the technical skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes
  • In your final papers you'll undertake a major industry research project where you can integrate what you've learnt with practical experience
  • Relevant to your future career: Unitec’s advisory boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation in the construction industry
  • Following your shared compulsory papers (first 3 semesters) you'll then choose your majors (You may choose to achieve a double major with slightly more coursework (usually 4 papers, 60 credits)) from Property Development, Construction Economics or Construction Management.
  • This allows you to get a good understanding of the general field first before you choose your direction
  • Lecturers with experience in the construction industry and guest lecturers who are leaders in their field
  • Gain exposure and experience to a wide number of construction software.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Construction site manager
  • Project manager
  • Project planner
  • Property developer

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  • 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including: 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved);
  • 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing);
  • 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau;
  • Successful completion of Unitec’s Certificate in Foundation Studies (Whitinga) (Level 3) with a relevant pathway, where appropriate; or Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4) or Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) or equivalent.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

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