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Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 17-February-2020
Campus:
Otago Polytechnic
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Course details

Summary

Take a leading role in the construction industry with a Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying).

You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction work and challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies.

What you'll learn

  • Budgeting and financial forecasting
  • Tendering
  • Contract administration
  • Programming
  • Management (risk, value, business, and health and safety), and
  • Quality assurance

Your career options

You'll have excellent career opportunities as a construction professional. You can work as a consultant quantity surveyor, an estimator, a contract manager, a contract administrator or a project manager.

With experience, you may become a senior consultant, commercial or divisional manager, or operate your own consultancy. With further study, you could specialise in the field of construction law or dispute resolution.

Pathways into this programme

If you don't meet the requirements to enter this programme, our bridging programme is the perfect option (this is advertised as the bridging option into our engineering diploma but is a highly suitable pathway into this degree as well)! Alternatively, you could complete the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry).

Further study options

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to gain entry into relevant postgraduate qualifications. Possible programmes include the Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (at Unitec) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction - Building Technology, Construction Law, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying - (at Massey).

Entry criteria

Students need to have achieved a secondary school qualification that is equivalent to New Zealand’s NCEA levels (National Certificate of Educational Achievement). Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Those applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria may still be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) (Quantity Surveying) will be credited the courses they have completed up to a maximum of 240 credits.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any band.

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

Cambridge English Assessments: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET at Grade C in all subtests

Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50

City & guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

Course variation

January-2020 - Auckland International Campus

Campus:
Auckland International Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: January-2020
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