Duration
2 years
Intakes
Feb
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 27,216
NZD 40,780
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Land surveyors have to be skilled in both measurement and resource management. They collect and analyse information about land, water and other natural resources, and help manage our environment by mapping the earth and the sea floor, establishing property boundaries, and providing accurate data for engineering works. The National Diploma in Surveying prepares you for this varied career. Highlights include:

  • Recognised and supported by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS).
  • A nationally recognised qualification for survey technicians that equips you with the skills to work as a land surveyor.
  • Enables you to apply for associate membership of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.
  • Emphasis on practical assignments.
  • Access to the latest surveying equipment.
  • A focus on technology: because surveyors have to be up-to-date with the latest technology, you'll further your computer skills and learn to use surveying software.
  • Relevant to your future career: our advisory boards include many experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.