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Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Quantity Surveying for your Bachelor of Construction at Massey

The Bachelor of Construction will help you become a construction expert, contributing to all sectors of the construction industry.

Skills employers seek

You’ll work on projects from initiation to completion. You’ll be helping them to stay on track financially. It’s a challenging and interesting role where you’ll be looked to for your problem-solving skills to help the project go to plan.

Massey’s Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) will teach you all the skills you need to be a sought-after quantity surveyor.

Digital technology is integral to your learning

Extensive use is made of digital technology during your study. It is embedded across most of your courses. You will use cutting edge software for measurement and costing All courses have an online teaching component and you can ask or answer questions during lectures. Core courses in quantity surveying will teach you vital skills 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 also choose to complete your final year in distance mode. So you can continue to study while gaining valuable work experience and starting to earn the excellent salaries that are available to you with your qualification.

Your first year

You will learn about building and construction, materials and computer-aided design. Along with this, you’ll gain knowledge in administration, law, finance and construction economics. You’ll also be introduced to the built environment and measuring systems.

Further study

If you successfully complete this qualification you could progress to a postgraduate qualification in construction like the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction and the Master of Construction.

A Bachelor of Construction in Quantity Surveying is a good fit if you:

enjoy applied economics and mathematics

enjoy working in teams, but you are also comfortable working independently

are interested in a career offering great salaries.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

If you do not have a strong background in mathematics, but do have an entrance qualification, then you will likely need to take an additional maths course at foundation level, either before or during the first year of your degree.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - 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.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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