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Construction Engineer

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) Level 6

Future Intakes: 8 July 2024, 18 November 2024

Duration: Two years full-time study, which totals 240 NZQA credits at level 6.

International Tuition Fee: NZ$21,000/year (2 semesters)



Minimum requirements include a high school diploma, followed by an online interview. Alternatively, successful completion of one year of tertiary study in architecture, business, construction, or quantity surveying, along with one year of industry work experience, is preferred.


An overall IELTS band of 6.0, a PTE overall score of 50, or a TOEFL IBT overall score of 60 with a minimum of 18 in writing.


This two-year program integrates practical work experience with theoretical learning. Benefit from expert-led lectures, hands-on learning, and site visits, with a work placement in Year Two. As a student, you'll be eligible for membership with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveying (NZIQS), giving you access to industry news and events.

Get ready for a career as an assistant Quantity Surveyor, gaining the knowledge and skills needed for the role. With guidance from experienced professionals, you'll develop expertise in quantity surveying, making valuable contributions to the building and construction industry.


Graduates are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa and our programs are on the government's Green List for occupational skills shortages (as of May 2024).

A Partial Merit Scholarship is available click here for more information.

Year 1

Semester One

Construction Industry Environment

Materials and Structural Principles

Estimation for Small Buildings

Construction for Small Buildings


Semester Two

Building Law

Construction for Medium and Large Buildings

Feasibility and Environmental Impact

Measurement for Small Buildings

Year 2

Semester Three  

Financial Administration

Construction Industry Procurement

Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings

Programming for Medium & Large Buildings


Semester Four  

Including the work-integrated project

Cost Planning

Measurement for Medium and Large Buildings

Building Services

Measurement – Services and Civils

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