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Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 25-February-2019
Campus:
Auckland Campus
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Course details

Summary

Manage the buildings of the future

With Massey’s Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) you will be able to make your mark on this growing industry. Most of our domestic students have a cadet position before they have finished their degree.

What is it Like?

When you study Massey’s Bachelor of Construction with the construction management major, you will really be able to make an impact on the building industry. That’s from the design stage right through the project’s completion.

Sought-after by employers

There is great demand for people with a Bachelor of Construction. Most students are offered employment before they have even completed their qualification.

Skills employers seek

You will contribute to client needs assessment and offer advice on resolving build ability issues at the design stage. You’ll plan, schedule, and organize for implementation of new construction projects and refurbishment or conversion of existing buildings. That includes making sure that things stay on track – financially, quality and time-wise and that you are meeting legal requirements.

You can follow your passion and create your own niche - you may be interested in sustainable construction. You could be an advocate for obligations for social and environmental friendliness in buildings, including minimizing adverse impact of development process on society and the environment.

Internationally-accredited

Join the only construction qualification in New Zealand accredited by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) and the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 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.

Digital technology is integral to your learning

Extensive use is made of digital technology during your study towards your construction degree. All courses have an online teaching component and you can use your tablet or Smartphone to 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 skills including Computer Aided drawing (CAD) and computer modeling of buildings (BIM).

Earn more

A Ministry of Education report, undertaken over nine years, showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates. Engineering and building-related fields have the largest earnings premiums over the national median of young graduates.

Careers

Potential careers include:

  • Construction project management
  • Construction and property development
  • Consultancy
  • Facilities management
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Banking

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

You will need to have a good understanding of Mathematics to at least Year 12 level. If you do not have a strong background in Mathematics, but do have an equivalent 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.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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