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New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) Quantity Surveying


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Two years full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978* (International students: Please click here for fee information)
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Quantity surveyors manage the finances of construction projects. A working day could include liaising with clients, industry professionals and site workers; measuring quantities of materials; estimating; preparing claims, cash flows and construction programmes and much more.

This programme will equip you to work on small-to-medium-scale building projects. Once you have gained 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.

Through a range of modules you will develop the skills for preliminary estimating and feasibility studies, quantification, pricing of construction and associated work, and financial administration of a project during construction.


What you'll study



Schedule of Modules

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Schedule A: Common Core Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BSTE401Construction Industry Environment415
BSTE402Materials and Structural Principles415  
BSTE503Feasibility and Environmental Impact515Recommended BSTE501 or BSTE502 
BSTE505Building Services515Recommended BSTE501, BSTE502
BSTE501Construction for Small Buildings (Envelope)515Recommended BSTE402 

Construction for Small Buildings (Structure)

515Recommended BSTE402 
BSTE504Construction for Medium and Large Buildings515BSTE501, BSTE502 
CNST502Estimation for Small Buildings515Recommended BSTE502 or BSTE501 
CNST501Professional Practice for the Construction Industry515  
CNST601Programming for Medium Buildings615Recommended BSTE504 
CNST602Construction Industry Procurement615  
CNST603Financial Administration of Construction Contracts615  



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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