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What will I learn?

Construction sites can involve hundreds of workers and millions of dollars of materials, and construction managers are responsible for managing both. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) prepares you with the knowledge and skills to organise and manage activities on a construction site, including gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of management structures, supply chain, people and production management. Become familiar with advanced construction management, contract law, tendering and design management, amongst other things.

Highlights

  • This programme is fully accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Builders (NZIOB). Graduates of this programme are eligible to become members.
  • A good foundation for a career in construction management, providing you with the skills to undertake detailed planning and management of resources applied to construction projects
  • An overview of all aspects of the construction industry
  • Explore progressively more complex scenarios and projects, and develop the technical skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes
  • In your final papers you'll undertake a major industry research project where you can integrate what you've learnt with practical experience
  • Relevant to your future career: Unitec’s advisory boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation in the construction industry
  • Following your shared compulsory papers (first 3 semesters) you'll then choose your major/s* from Property Development, Construction Economics or Construction Management.
  • This allows you to get a good understanding of the general field first before you choose your direction
  • *You may choose to achieve a double major with slightly more coursework (usually 4 papers, 60 credits)
  • Lecturers with experience in the construction industry and guest lecturers who are leaders in their field
  • Gain exposure and experience to a wide number of construction software.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Construction site manager
  • Project manager
  • Project planner
  • Property developer

START DATES

February or July

CAMPUS

Mt Albert

Which department am I in?

School of Building Construction

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$24,360.00 (US$ 16,568) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,

AUCKLAND,

Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma plus minimum score of 500 for both SATI and SATII; Or High School diploma plus a minimum ACT scale score of 22; Or Advanced Placement Examination with minimum 3. Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL (pBT) Paper-based test Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL (iBT) Internet-based test Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

For international students

Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent.

  • Maths equivalent to NCEA Level 2.

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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