- Current students
- Under 25s
In the School of Building Construction, we deliver and manage programmes that closely align to construction related industries:
With continuous infrastructure development, New Zealand alone needs thousands of skilled new talent over the next 10 years. We know it can be difficult to be skilled when your studying full-time, which is why at Unitec we focus on providing practical up to date and cutting edge teaching and learning, early exposure to industry and prospective employers, and providing the skills and knowledge that will help our graduates future proof their careers.
Our staff hold a wealth of experience and are experts in their fields. Many of our Civil Engineering staff for example are Chartered Professional Engineers, members of Engineering New Zealand, or members of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Licensed Cadastral Surveyors. A significant number of our lecturers also work in the industry, bringing current best practice to the curriculum.
We have close working relationships with many industry organisations. These contacts ensure our programmes are not only up-to-date but anticipates emerging developments to reflect current best practices and the latest industry trends; legislation; and local, global and environmental issues.
Programmes and study path
|New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying||3||19 weeks full-time||Apprentice Plumber, Apprentice Gasfitter, Apprentice Drainlayer|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Construction||4||Full-time for 16-weeks or part-time options available||This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in construction|
|New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology||6||Full-time for two years, or part-time options available||Architectural technician, Architectural designer, Senior architectural designer, Urban designer, Landscape architect, Design manager, Consultant design practice owner|
|New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Construction Management)||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Construction Management technician|
|New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Quantity surveyor|
|New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Civil or structural engineering employment with a civil engineering consulting practice, Engineering laboratory operation and management, Civil or structural engineering employment with a civil engineering contractor, Site and project engineer|
|New Zealand Diploma in Surveying||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options can be negotiated.||Surveyor, Engineering surveyor, Survey project manager, Tunnelling and mining surveyor, CAD operator|
|Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics)||7||Domestic students: Full-time study for the first two years is recommended, part-time study options are also available as negotiated on a case-by-case basis. International students: 3 years full-time.||Construction quantity surveyor, Consultant quantity surveyor, Commercial manager, Project manager, Property financial adviser|
|Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)||7||Domestic students: Full-time study for the first two years is recommended, part-time study options are also available as negotiated on a case-by-case basis. International students: 3 years full-time.||Construction site manager, Project manager, Project planner, Property developer|
|Bachelor of Construction (Property Development)||7||Domestic students: Full-time study for the first two years is recommended, part-time study options are also available as negotiated on a case-by-case basis. International students: 3 years full-time.||Commercial property manager, Company owner, Project manager, Property consultant, Property developer|
|Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)||7||Full-time for three years or part-time options available||Civil engineer (design), Civil engineering project and/or construction manager, Geotechnical engineer, Roading-transportation engineer, Structural engineer, Water/environmental engineer|
|Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management||7||Full-time for 1 year (including 2 x 2-week block courses per semester). Part-time options available.||Site manager, Project manager, Construction manager|