New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6)

With strand in Quantity Surveying

Auckland

Semester 1 & Semester 2

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Level

6

Delivery

Full time

Duration

2 years

Intakes

Auckland: 9 January
6 March
8 May
3 July
28 August
24 October


Semester Dates (2017):20 Feb - 30 Jun
24 Jul - 1 Dec

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $6,000.00 (Year 1)

Student levy may apply

International: $18,000 (per year)

Programme Code

NZ2420

Phone 0800 162 100
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About this programme

This qualification is for people wishing to work as construction managers or quantity surveyors, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the roles. This qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in quantity surveying on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to the graduate’s area of expertise.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will, in the workplace, be able to:

  • Understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, and communicate in a construction related context.

  • Operate within the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings.

  • Manage construction and resource allocation, programming and construction activities, for a medium building and for medium and large buildings, understand the principles related to the provision of services.

  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used.

  • Apply a broad knowledge of the structure and structural principles for building work including foundations, substructure, the envelope and the interior, and passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings.

  • Analyse, select and administer construction contracts including the preparation of a tender submission from trade sections and other financial components and value building works up to and including final account statements.

  • Work in a team and identify organisational principles in a construction and consulting environment.

Quantity Surveying strand graduates will also be able to:

  • Analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients.

  • Assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections and measure a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section including services.

  • Collate all priced components into a tender submission for medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.

Courses in this programme

Year 1

Compulsory Courses – Year 1 Level Credits
DCCI400 - Construction Industry Environment 4 15
DCMS400 - Materials and Structural Principles 4 15
DCEI500 - Environmental Impact 5 15
DCBS500 - Building Services 5 15
DCCS500 - Construction for Small Buildings 5 15
DXES500 - Estimation for Small Buildings 5 15
DXPP500 - Professional Practice for the Construction Industry 5 15
Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 1 Level Credits
DQME500 - Measurement for Small Buildings 5 15

Year 2

Compulsory Courses – Year 2 Level Credits
DCCM600 - Construction for Medium and Large Buildings 6 15
DXFN600 - Financial Administration of Construction Contracts 6 15
DXPG600 - Programming for Medium Buildings 6 15
DXPR600 - Construction Industry Procurement 6 15
Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 2 Level Credits
DQES500 - Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings 5 15
DQCP600 - Cost Planning 6 15
DQME600 - Measurement for Medium and Large Buildings 6 15
DQMS600 - Measurement for Buildings, Services and Civil Works 6 15

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

  • hold 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in mathematics (excluding statistics) and a minimum of 12 literacy credits at NCEA level 1.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6)

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