Construction Management

Construction projects are like big puzzles, with many different pieces. And construction managers, site supervisors, quantity surveyors, property developers and architectural technicians are all key pieces of the puzzle. Without their contribution a project may not make it past the planning stage, let alone become a completed building.

Want to work in construction? We can help you get started. Our construction programmes have been given the seal of approval by key industry organisations. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) is recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Building, and the Bachelor of Construction (Property Development) by the Property Institute of New Zealand. But no matter what you study, all our programmes focus on ensuring the construction industry is governed by best practice – from construction management to property development.

We know all the big players in construction - such as Fletcher, Hawkins Construction, Kalmar, Jasmax, Stephenson & Turner, Beca, Davis Langdon, NZStrong, Aspec, Rider Bucknell Levett and Arrow International. You’ll get to know them too, as many leading companies stop by for a visit. There may be holiday work up for grabs, perhaps a scholarship or even permanent employment after you graduate. Some of our students also team up with a senior construction management or quantity surveying practitioner for a year, thanks to our mentoring scheme with the New Zealand Institute of Building and the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveying. Each year, the New Zealand Institute of Building also sponsors a number of student awards. And thanks to our strong links with Autodesk, you can explore how Autodesk software can be applied in building information modelling.

Many of these construction leaders sit on our advisory board, too. Which means they make sure that our construction courses reflect current industry trends and relevant legislation. In other words, they make sure that what you learn at the Department of Construction is exactly what you’ll need once you’re out in the industry.


Construction programmes

If you're just starting out:

Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

If you’re interested in construction management:

 If you’re interested in quantity surveying:

If you’re interested in property development:

If you want to become an architectural technician or draftsperson:

Short courses:


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Last edited: 09 October 2013  

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