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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.
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 code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|BSTE401||Construction Industry Environment||4||15|
|BSTE402||Materials and Structural Principles||4||15|
|BSTE503||Feasibility and Environmental Impact||5||15||Recommended BSTE501 or BSTE502|
|BSTE505||Building Services||5||15||Recommended BSTE501, BSTE502|
|BSTE501||Construction for Small Buildings (Envelope)||5||15||Recommended BSTE402|
Construction for Small Buildings (Structure)
|BSTE504||Construction for Medium and Large Buildings||5||15||BSTE501, BSTE502|
|CNST502||Estimation for Small Buildings||5||15||Recommended BSTE502 or BSTE501|
|CNST501||Professional Practice for the Construction Industry||5||15|
|CNST601||Programming for Medium Buildings||6||15||Recommended BSTE504|
|CNST602||Construction Industry Procurement||6||15|
|CNST603||Financial Administration of Construction Contracts||6||15|
Schedule B: Construction Management strand:
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
|CNST503*||Site Analysis for Construction||5||15|
|CNST604*||Construction Methodologies for Medium Buildings||6||15|
|CNST606*||Planning Construction for Medium Buildings||6||15|
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.
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.
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.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stationery required (all modules):
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
45 & 30/60
Optional (worth having)
Templates for small circles, ellipses and curves
PPE steel cap shoes, High Vis vest
Laptop (Windows 7 or higher with 4G memory plus)
Office 365 will be provided for a small fee
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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