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School of Building Construction

In the School of Building Construction we offer a range of study options to suit everyone from school leavers to those already working in the industry. We teach a range of programmes with a practical teaching approach which reflects the real workplace experience. Our staff are well industry connected in New Zealand and overseas, with many of our team either currently working on live projects or have extensive industry experience.

School overview

In the School of Building Contruction, we deliver programmes in:

We deliver programmes that are designed with industry consultation, to ensure our students are well-equipped to move straight into the workforce. The Bachelor of Construction was the first programme of its type in New Zealand and is accredited internationally.

We work closely with the big players in the industry which allows us to offer a range of programmes that provide a strong pathway into employment after study. Many of our students work while they study too, which enhances their study and solidifies industry relationships.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) 4 Full-time for 6 months, or part-time options available Business Owners/Operators, Construction Assistant, Construction Co-ordinator, Contract administrator, Assistant Project Manager
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) 5 Part-time Main Contract Supervisor, Business Owners/Operators
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 6 Full-time for two years, or part-time options available Construction Management technician, Quantity surveyor
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 for two years and then part-time for two years or as negotiated on a case-by-case basis (based on a February start). 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 for two years and then part-time for two years or as negotiated on a case-by-case basis (based on a February start). 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 for two years and then part-time for two years or as negotiated on a case-by-case basis (based on a February start). International students: 3 years full-time. Commercial property manager, Company owner, Project manager, Property consultant, Property developer
Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management 7 Full-time for three semesters (including 2 x 2-week block courses per semester). Part-time options available. Site manager, Project manager, Construction manager

Staff