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Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)

STARTS: March 2021
Madras Street

Become a sought-after professional in the construction industry.

The Bachelor of Construction is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to work at a high level in the construction industry, as a leader who is able to innovate and contribute to new ways of creating the built environment.

The programme starts with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, attributes and academic abilities required of a construction manager or quantity surveyor. You'll gain discipline-specific skills and knowledge, starting with a focus on small domestic buildings then moving on to low-rise and large commercial construction, then heavily serviced, multifaceted projects.

Your year-two project work and assessments will require problem solving, independent research skills and application of cultural approaches and aspects of sustainability. In the third year you'll be required to source and organise technical, project and academic research information, and evaluate, critique and propose well-rationalised solutions.

The quantity surveying specialisation of Ara's Bachelor of Construction with specialisation in Quantity Surveying is accredited by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS), an international association of national organisations representing quantity surveyors in the Asia and Western Pacific region. Accreditation by PAQS means your qualification is recognised in Australia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and enhances your access to employment in these countries.

Part-time up to 8 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,650 - $8,770 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$22,580 per year
International Levy
$523.50

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,500 - $8,300 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,260 per year
International Levy
$523.50

New Zealand University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include:

14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects*

as well as Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing,

and Mathematics - 12 credits in Maths at Level 2 or above (excluding Statistics).

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation(Level 4) Ara Construction and Architectural Studies Pathway or equivalent).

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Become a sought-after professional in the construction industry.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH4060
Next Starts March 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 360
Level 7
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4060-CNST

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,650 - $8,770 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$22,580 per year
International Levy
$523.50

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,500 - $8,300 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,260 per year
International Levy
$523.50
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Construction Management - Bachelor of Construction - Yr 1 - Mar 2021 - CHCH
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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