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New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) Quantity Surveying


  • Semester 1 starts 15 February 2017
  • Two years full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Fee Guideline: $6,796 (International students: Please click here for fee information)
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Do you love the world of construction? Are you good at maths?  Quantity surveying could be the career for you! As a Quantity Surveyor, you’ll manage the finances of construction projects. You’ll spend your day calculating budgets, and preparing detailed estimates for construction work.

If you want to gain the practical skills and knowledge required to become a Quantity Surveyor then the Quantity Surveying strand of the NZ Diploma in Construction is right for you. You’ll learn quantity surveying, estimation, measurement, building materials and services, construction and associated costing and pricing.

This programme will equip you, under appropriate supervision, to act as a Quantity Surveyor on small to medium scale building projects. After an additional period of suitable experience, you will be able to extend your work to include larger and more complex building projects and carry out more complex tasks of cost planning and financial control of construction projects.

Programme Content

You will study a range of Modules that will teach you to:

  • Assist with preliminary estimating and feasibility studies for construction projects.
  • Demonstrate qualification, research, and pricing of construction and associated work.
  • Demonstrate financial administration of a project during construction, including the completion of a final account.
  • Demonstrate technical and technological knowledge. 

Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) - Quantity Surveying strand may lead to specialist employment opportunities, such as a Quantity Surveyor, Building Estimator, Property Consultant or Cost Engineer.

Hands On Training

Quantity surveying isn’t all textbooks and theory. You’ll be talking to experienced site managers on commercial and residential construction sites. You’ll create a structural scale model of a residential building in order to interpret and apply current legislation.

In your first year you will work on a project that will include measuring up and pricing the components of an actual house, and in your second year you’ll do the same with a commercial building.

Industry Tutors and Connections

Wintec tutors are highly trained and qualified in their specialist fields. Close connections with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors mean they are right up to date with what you need to know for future employment.

They’ll give you opportunities for practical experience through project work, site visits and investigations. Wintec’s strong partnerships with industry leaders bring valuable resources such as guest speakers, current skills and knowledge.

Entry Criteria

General Academic Admission

For entry into this programme, you will need to:

  • ​​have gained a minimum of 48 credits in NCEA Level 2 in four subjects, including a total of at least 12 credits in English and 12 credits in a combination of Algebra and Trigonometry; or
  • have gained New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate in at least three subjects, with a grade of 5 or better in each subject (including English and Mathematics); or
  • have gained the New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry or the National Certificate in Carpentry; or
  • be able to demonstrate equivalent industry knowledge and skills; or
  • have gained the Wintec Certificate in Technology (Level 4) or an equivalent foundation programme.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission.  Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.  Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Please see the link below for full entry criteria including provisional entry and English language criteria.​

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