Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Take a leading role in the construction industry. You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction projects and challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies.

About the programme

Take a leading role in the construction industry.

You'll be in high demand as a construction professional and have the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction projects and challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies.

You'll have a range of career opportunities. You can work as a project manager, quantity surveyor, estimator or contract administrator. Graduates can also join professional bodies such as the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveying (NZIQS).

With experience, you may become a senior project manager, site manager or quantity surveyor, a commercial or divisional manager, or operate your own consultancy. With further study, you could specialise in the field of construction law and dispute resolution. 

What you'll learn
  • Budgeting and financial administration of construction projects, including whole life-cycle costing
  • Law, contracts and contractual risk analysis
  • Planning and managing of construction projects
  • Site logistics and project management (managing time, costs, quality and client satisfaction)
  • People management and negotiation skills, and
  • Construction business management.

You'll study this programme through a blended learning delivery. This includes face-to-face teaching, online study, work experience and student-managed learning. 

Studying part-time

We understand that studying full-time isn't always possible. You can study this programme part-time, over six to seven years.

Quantity Surveying courses

Year 1 Course Name Credits
  Introduction to Construction 15
  Materials and Structural Principles 15
  Construction 1 Residential 15
  Law and Contracts 15
  Services 15
  Construction 2 Commercial 15
  Environment  15
  Introduction to Measurement and Estimation 15
     
Year 2    
  Financial Administration 15
  Procurement 15
  Programming 15
  Estimation 15
  Measurement 15
  Cost Planning 15
  Measurement 2 15
  Regional Project Quantity Surveying 15
     
Year 3    
  People Management  15
  Project Risk Management  15
  Construction Business Management  15
  Value Management and Building information Modelling (BIM)  15
  Property Investment and Development  15
  Claims Management 15
  Research Project  30

 

Further study options

When you graduate, you'll be able to gain entry into relevant postgraduate qualifications. Possible programmes include the Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (at Unitec) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction - Building Technology, Construction Law, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying - (at Massey).   

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.