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Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Without Specialisation)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to in-depth research at a master's level. You’ll be able to show your analytical thinking and high-level research capability.

World-leading expertise

Massey University construction staff have a wide range of industry and research experience. You’ll work with people who know how the industry works and what potential employers are looking for. The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction will help you become a construction professional, with relevant knowledge and skills the industry needs.

You will be in demand

There is a shortage of enough qualified graduates with skills in this area. There is over $100 billion construction work (covering both building and infrastructure work) to be done in New Zealand alone over the next 30 years. Demand in many countries beyond New Zealand is even bigger.

There is massive work to be done and there is high demand at all levels of work in the construction industry - ranging from construction tradespeople to construction professionals.

Careers

On completion of the postgraduate diploma you will be well equipped to aim for senior positions in the industry after gaining requisite experience. Alternatively, you could continue on to the master’s, provided you meet the required academic performance.

Sought-after by employers

International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that, in New Zealand, earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

Further study

If you complete the programme at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Construction. If so, credits you have gained through this qualification may be credited to the master's programme.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • the Bachelor of Construction degree, or equivalent, or
  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree followed by a relevant Postgraduate Certificate or an equivalent qualification.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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