National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
USD 9,672
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 27,876

Entry Requirements

  • You must have four years of secondary school education, or equivalent.
  • You have 35 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English and chemistry
  • OR a New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry
  • OR a National Certificate in Carpentry
  • OR equivalent qualifications/experience.
  • You have an understanding of the industry (visiting a construction company or quantity surveying practice, for example).
  • You have a strong interest in quantity surveying and the building industry
  • Computing experience.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet diploma-level entry requirements, and the equivalent of Year 12 mathematics, physics and chemistry would be an advantage.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. 


Year 1:

  • Communication Skills
  • Tender Bidding
  • Estimating 1
  • Construction Systems 1A
  • Building Law
  • Services 1
  • Materials
  • Environment
  • Construction Systems 1B
  • Measurement 1
  • Forms of Contract

Year 2:

  • Communication Skills
  • Services 2
  • Construction Systems 2
  • Measurement 2
  • Estimating 2
  • Cost Planning
  • Administration of Contracts 
  • Programming

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