This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2024
Specialise in Quantity Surveying for your Postgraduate Diploma in Construction at Massey
Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) is a pathway to in-depth research at a master's level.
This is one of the first construction-focused management qualifications in New Zealand. It will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge required of senior quantity surveyors and commercial managers.
Gain the skills you need
During the Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying), you will develop advanced proficiencies. You will gain advanced knowledge in quantity surveying and commercial and contractual management of construction projects, construction law and research.
This will enable you to contribute to the provision of early cost advice, contract documentation and tendering. You’ll also learn about budgeting and financial management of all phases of the building and infrastructure development. That is from design through to construction and subsequent management, maintenance and remodelling of the asset.
In this qualification, you’ll develop your capacity to think critically, logically and strategically. Through this, you can make informed and better decisions, and solve problems more effectively and ethically. You’ll learn how to apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to the analyses of, and solutions to, construction and building industry problems.
You’ll learn in-depth skills in conducting cost planning, design cost management and preparing budgets. You’ll participate and collaborate as valued peers with colleagues in the wider domains of construction and infrastructure management education, design, planning, construction and maintenance.
Project management and advice
You’ll learn how to provide cost advice and procurement as well as project management services. That includes managing and optimising projects and resources to achieve cost, time and quality targets. You’ll also gain the knowledge to act as an advisor on dispute resolution which may include arbitration, adjudication, mediation and negotiation, or an expert witness in construction disputes.
If you complete the qualification 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 qualification.
A Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Quantity Surveying is a good fit if you:
have an undergraduate construction degree
are particularly interested in the financial aspects of construction
would like to fast track your career into quantity surveying.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) 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.
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