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Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Auckland Campus


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.

Think differently

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.

Further study

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.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

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.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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