National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 26,834

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • a minimum of 48 credits towards the NCEA Level 2 in four subjects, including a total of at least 12 credits in English and 12 credits in a combination of algebra and trigonometry, or
  • New Zealand sixth form certificate in at least three subjects, with a grade of 5 or better in each subject (including English and mathematics), or
  • New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry or the National Certificate in Carpentry, or
  • Be able to demonstrate equivalent industry knowledge and skills, or the Wintec Certificate in Technology (Level 4) or equivalent foundation programme
  • Alternatively, candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be granted entry into the programme after an interview to determine reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. Recommendations and/or requirements around supplementary learning or entry requirements may be made on an individual basis.
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.


Compulsory Module
Year One

  • Estimating for Quantity Surveying
  • Apply Services for Small Buildings
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Construction Methods for Small Buildings
  • Formal Meetings
  • Analytical Reports
  • Problem Solving
  • Proposals
  • Measuring for Quantity Surveying
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Business Correspondence
  • Teamwork

Year Two

  • Apply Services for Medium & Large Buildings
  • Environment
  • Construction Methods for Small Buildings
  • Construction Methods for Medium and Large Buildings
  • Measuring for Quantity Surveying
  • Estimating for Quantity Surveying
  • Estimation and Cost Planning
  • Contract Management
  • Construction Programming
  • Teamwork

Elective modules
Year One

  • Bidding Process
  • Quality Assurance

Year Two

  • Construction Methodology
  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Programming
  • Feasibility Study
  • Building Projects

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