Explore your options

Unitec’s construction management courses give you the skills and knowledge to plan and run building projects. You’ll learn how to put together a building programme, schedule activities on a construction site, and coordinate the supply of materials and machinery. It’s great preparation for a career as a site manager, construction manager or project manager.

Study construction management and you’ll also learn best practice for the industry. You’ll find out why quality management systems are important and become familiar with resource planning. Our programmes reflect current trends and legislation, which will give you the knowledge you need once you’re out in the workplace.

And if you’re already working in the industry, we can develop your skills in team leadership and complex problem solving.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
National Diploma in Architectural Technology6Full-time for two years (February start). All other full or part time options take 2.5 years or moreArchitectural technician, Draftsperson
National Diploma in Construction Management6Full-time for two years (February start). All other full or part time options take 2.5 years or moreContract manager, Project manager, Site manager
Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)7Full-time for two years and then part-time for two years or as negotiated on a case-by-case basis (based on a February start)Construction site manager, Project manager, Project planner, Property developer
Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management7Full-time for three semesters (including 2 x 2-week block courses per semester)Site manager, Project manager, Construction manager

Short courses

Start with a short course that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Short coursesDURATION 
Introduction to AutoCAD Professional Level116 daysIntroduction to AutoCAD - Professional Level 1 This 18-hour intensive course covers all Professional Level I AutoCAD two-dimensional drawing fundamentals. Major topics include the AutoCAD operating system, menu structure and commands,...
Revit Architecture Essentials Level 117 days - 18 days If you're new to CAD, this is the course for you. Discover the basics of Revit Architecture, from schematic design to construction documentation. Explore building information modelling concepts, as...
Revit Architecture Intermediate Level 216 daysBuilding on the concepts introduced in Revit Architecture Essentials Level I, this intensive 18-hour course will teach you about site design, advanced rendering techniques, phasing and design options,...
Advanced Revit Techniques7 days This course is designed to help current students enrolled in the National Diploma in Architectural Technology programme to develop knowledge and skills in creating enhanced graphical and rendered Revit...

Industry contacts

Our Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Building and we work closely with lots of the big players in construction.

  • Arrow International
  • Aspec
  • Beca
  • Davis Langdon
  • Fletcher
  • Hawkins Construction
  • Jasmax
  • Kalmar
  • NZStrong
  • Rider Bucknell Levett
  • Stephenson & Turner

Industry opportunities

Study construction management and you might get to team up with a senior construction management for a year, thanks to our mentoring scheme with the New Zealand Institute of Building. The New Zealand Institute of Building also sponsors a number of student awards each year.