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Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying

STARTS: March 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Develop your quantity surveying skills for a rapidly evolving industry.

This programme is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in quantity surveying by equipping you with specialised occupation skill sets. It will enable you to perform with a strong sense of responsibility for your own practice and to be capable of effectively collaborating with other construction-related disciplines. During the programme you'll extend your technical, applied and legal knowledge and critically review practice within the construction industry. You'll also learn how to provide strategic, budgetary and financial advice on development options through the life cycle of a construction project, and how to apply elements of construction economic theory to provide advice on the risks and uncertainty associated with cost-related project outcomes. An industry project will allow you to apply your research and critical thinking skills.

The Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying is a practical option for degree-qualified architectural technologists and civil engineers who wish to change pathway within the construction industry.

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 New Zealand, The Philippines, Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia and enhances your access to employment in these countries.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,600 - $8,000 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$22,580 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,700 - $8,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,260 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A New Zealand Bachelor's degree in a Construction-related field i.e. bArch, BAS, Beng (Civil), BEngTech (Civil)

In addition you will be required to provide a curriculum vitae, transcript or portfolio to demonstrate your understanding of timber-framed construction technologies.

  • If you do not have this evidence you will need to complete GXSM500 Construction - Residential and Commercial before commencing the programme.

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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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be equipped to work at middle management level within the construction industry. Potential roles include: quantity surveyor, registered quantity surveyor (with relevant experience), contracts supervisor/manager, estimator/cost planner, procurement manager, construction cost manager or quantity surveying academic.

Study pathways

Following the Graduate Diploma in Construction Management, you can pursue further tertiary study at post graduate level in the fields of construction management, project management or building science.

Recommended school subjects

  • Maths
  • English-rich subjects
  • English

Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Develop your quantity surveying skills for a rapidly evolving industry.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4062
Next Starts March 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4062-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,600 - $8,000 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$22,580 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,700 - $8,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,260 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you will be required to provide a curriculum vitae, transcript or portfolio to demonstrate your understanding of timber-framed construction technologies.

  • If you do not have this evidence you will need to complete GXSM500 Construction - Residential and Commercial before commencing the programme.

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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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