Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
February
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 21,804

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

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Demonstrate knowledge of building law
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for small buildings
  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for medium and large buildings
  • Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project
  • Contribute to preparation of, and present, a preliminary architectural design from a given concept
  • Prepare architectural working drawings for small buildings
  • Manage interpersonal conflict
  • Present information orally to an audience
  • Write a user guide or technical text
  • Write a report
  • Write in plain English

Year 2

  • Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment
  • Determine and describe construction methods for medium and large buildings
  • Determine and describe construction methods for small buildings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of feasibility study of a site
  • Measure schedules of quantities for advanced trade sections for quantity surveying
  • Administer contracts and valued building works
  • Evaluate and prepare a construction programme for quantity surveying
  • Measure schedules of quantities for specific trade sections for small buildings

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