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Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Sustainable Built Environment)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Sustainable Built Environment for your Postgraduate Diploma in Construction at Massey

Climate change presents specific challenges that require innovations during the entire lifecycle of projects. You’ll be introduced to many aspects influencing the building project lifecycle including:

Climate change impacts and mitigation

Green building practices

The principles of sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals relevant to the built environment.

From here you can go deeper into sustainability techniques in the construction industry, or develop the research skills that will support your further study.

You’ll be able to apply modern sustainable built environment and zero carbon approaches in all facets of construction.

Further study

Following successful completion of this postgraduate diploma, the Master of Construction comprises a research report or thesis. This topic will demonstrate your ability to solve a construction-related problem requiring analytical, design and experimental effort.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Sustainable Built Environment is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate qualification in construction, quantity surveying, architecture, property, engineering or other relevant qualification

are interested in postgraduate construction study

want to develop your understanding of sustainability in the construction industry.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

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.

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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