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Graduate Institute of Science and Management Advanced Diploma in Construction Management leading to the Bachelor of Construction for Massey University

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree



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Study Options
Students who successfully complete the required undergraduate courses at GISM can then enrol directly into the Massey University Bachelor of Construction majoring in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying, and graduate after two years of successful full-time study with Massey University (1 year + 2 years).

New Zealand Qualification
The Bachelor of Construction will help you become a construction expert who can contribute to all sectors of the construction industry, highly sought-after by employers and internationally recognised.

The Massey University Bachelor of Construction will teach you how to develop and implement best practice building solutions and construction management techniques. You’ll learn how to add value to the sustainable development of the built environment. This qualification will give you sound technical and theoretical knowledge, industry experience, management and interpersonal skills.

There are two majors available - Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. These majors focus on relevant industry sectors, such as:
• project management and quantity surveying consultancies
• building renovation and earthquake strengthening
• construction companies
• development consortiums
• local authorities and regulatory bodies
• property development or property management
• industrial and commercial building services
• insurance rebuild costs.
• Digital technology is integral

There is an emerging need in the industry for robust technical skills. You will make extensive use of digital technology during your study. All courses have the knowledge of digital built environment embedded so you are equipped to contribute to the transformation of practice. There are online teaching components where you can ask or answer questions during lectures. Some assignments will require you to prepare a video of your work. Core courses for construction will teach you vital digital such as: Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), computer modelling of buildings (BIM, Augmented and Virtual Reality).

Although you need to choose a major when you enrol, you can change from one major to another after one year of study. You can choose to complete your final year in distance mode. So you can continue to study while gaining valuable work experience.

Entry criteria

Successful completion of the GISM programme with a B+ grade average or better and IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5).

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