2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 21,089
NZD 31,600
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This programme aims to provide participants with an understanding of other disciplines within the construction industry with a focus predominately on the quantity surveying fields. It is hoped that this wider knowledge will be transferable within the wider construction industry promoting greater understanding between sectors and allow individuals greater career flexibility. The skills include establishing a design brief, preparing working drawings, understanding the context of working drawings, research and pricing of construction and associated work, and communicating with persons within the wider construction industry.

The Diploma in Quantity Surveying is designed to prepare students to enter employment in the construction industry. Successful completion of this programme provides the skills essential to work as a quantity surveying technician in the construction industry, providing students with knowledge and skills required for the preparation of schedules of quantities, costings and construction related administration, knowledge of building construction and understanding of the functions of associated trades and professions.

Entry Requirements

  • NCEA, with a minimum of 36 credits at level 2; 4 credits should be at level 2 or above in reading, 4 credits at level 2 or above in writing, and 14 credits at level one or above in mathematics
  • A NZ Trade Certificate in Carpentry, or National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Four years secondary education preferred
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below:
    • Certificate or Diploma at level 6 or 7 Degree
    • IELTS Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5