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Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Auckland International Campus

Summary

Take a leading role in the construction industry. You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction projects and challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies.

You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction work and challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies.

What you'll learn

  • Budgeting and financial administration of construction projects, including whole life-cycle costing
  • Law, contracts and contractual risk analysis
  • Planning and managing of construction projects
  • Site logistics and project management (managing time, costs, quality and client satisfaction)
  • People management and negotiation skills, and
  • Construction business management.

You'll study this programme through a blended learning delivery. This includes face-to-face teaching, online study, work experience and student-managed learning.

Further study options

When you graduate, you'll be able to gain entry into relevant postgraduate qualifications. Possible programmes include the Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (at Unitec) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction - Building Technology, Construction Law, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying - (at Massey).

Entry criteria

For those under 20

NCEA Level 3 including:

14 credits at Level 3 or above in each of three NZQA approved university entrance subjects, and
10 literacy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

5 credits in reading, and
5 credits in writing, and

12 numeracy credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR
package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

For those over 20

You must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative relevant qualifications.
Provisional entry is possible.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide:

New Zealand University Entrance OR
Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR

OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub tests

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill;

Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Certificate: C1 Expert ESOL Written (LRW) with PASS and no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken Pass

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