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New Zealand Diploma in Construction - Quantity Surveying

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in: Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

EN1601

Course details

Please note that the Construction Management Strand is not currently being offered.

Summary

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.

Students in this programme will learn the practical skills for quantity surveying, which includes estimating and feasibility, quantification, pricing, and financial administration of a project during construction. With experience, students will be able to extend their work to include larger and more complex building projects and carry out tasks related to cost planning and financial control.

View programme 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 
BSTE502

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  

Schedule B: Construction Management strand:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
CNST503*Site Analysis for Construction515
 
CNST604*Construction Methodologies for Medium Buildings615
 
CNST606*Planning Construction for Medium Buildings615
 
CNST605*Site Management615
 
*Please note that the Construction Management Strand is not being offered in 2018

Schedule C: Quantity Surveying strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
QSUR501Measurement for Small Buildings515
 
QSUR602Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings515CNST502
 
QSUR601Measurement for Medium and Large Buildings615QSUR501
 
QSUR603Cost Planning615CNST502
 

Hands-on training

Studying quantity surveying isn’t all textbooks and theory. Students will talk to experienced site managers on commercial and residential construction sites. They will also get to create a structural scale model of a residential building in order to interpret and apply current legislation.

In the first year students will work on a project that will include measuring up and pricing the components of an actual house, and in the second year students will 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 students need to know for future employment.

Students will be given 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.

Career/Further 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.

Entry criteria

You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.

Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)​

  • 60 credits at NCEA level 2, including 14 credits in mathematics; and 10 literacy credits at NCEA level 2;
  • Or a recognised equivalent.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • Completed a relevant course at New Zealand Qualification level 3; ​
  • Or a recognised equivalent. ​

Based on your work experience (on the job)

If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.​

Based on discretionary entrance

If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.

Selection criteria

Candidates who do not meet the entry requirements may be granted entry into the programme after an interview to determine reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. Recommendations and/or requirements around supplementary learning or entry requirements may be made on an individual basis.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5 across all bands; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Quantity surveying pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting February 2019
Date:  13 February - 15 February
Time:  9am - 3pm
Venue: Student Street, G Block, Ground Floor, Rotokauri Campus

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Stationery required (all modules):
Calculator
Lever Arch File, set of dividers, lined refill
Scale rule with 1:100, 1:50, 1:20
Drawing Equipment list:
You will need the following equipment for all drawing classes:
Drawing paper (A3 – good quality blank cartridge paper)
A3 Drawing Paper Carry Case
Drawing pencils – Mechanical clutch type pencils are ideal with lead size 0.5mm for drawing and 1mm for sketching
Pencil lead grades for the best results are:
Construction line drawing (H to 2H lead)
Outline drawing (HB to B lead)
Sketching (HB lead)
Compass for circles (good quality) with spare lead and sharpener
Roll of masking tape 18mm
Set squares
45 & 30/60
Optional (worth having)
Scale rule
Eraser
Templates for small circles, ellipses and curves

Clothing:
PPE steel cap shoes, High Vis vest

Technology:

Laptop (Windows 7 or higher with 4G memory plus)
Office 365 will be provided for a small fee

 

Additional information

Booklist

NZ Standards and Text Books required:
Access to standards will be provided (digital)
House Building Guide; Pringle, Trevor (2011)-3rd Edition. Porirua: Branz Ltd

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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