National Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

6, 255 2.0
Full-time for two years (February start). All other full or part time options take 2.5 years or more.
Starts February or July
2013 start dates Year 1 Sem 1: 18/2/2013 - 28/06/2013
Sem 2: 22/07/2013 - 22/11/2013
Year 2 Sem 1: 25/02/2013 - 28/06/2013
Sem 2: 22/07/2013 - 22/11/2013
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$5893 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Develop the skills for a career in quantity surveying. Learn to measure and estimate building work, and to cost, price and tender for construction projects.

Find out how to measure and estimate building work, and how to cost, price and tender for projects. Learn to undertake the financial administration and cost control of projects under construction. You'll also gain the skills to become an adaptable team member, and develop the ability to deal with clients, builders, subcontractors and authorities.


  • A good preparation for a career as a quantity surveyor responsible for construction costs and the financial management of building contracts.
  • Designed in consultation with the construction industry.
  • An overview of how to manage the financial aspects of construction projects.
  • Relevant to your career: our advisory boards include many experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends, legislation and local, global and environmental issues.
  • Collaboration: the programme shares core construction technology courses with the National Diplomas in Architectural Technology and Construction Management.
  • Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics).

Prepare for success

Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide so you can refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll use on this programme.


Last edited: 11 September 2013