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Southern Institute of Technology

New Zealand Diploma In Construction (quantity Surveying)

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : Feb,Nov
  • Level : Undergraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : $ 19,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 50


About this course

This qualification provides the construction industry with people who have sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills to work with limited supervision as Quantity Surveyors. Students may be selected from suitably qualified school leavers, current construction practitioners and students wishing to start a different career in the construction industry.

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, and communicate in a construction related context
  • Operate within the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings
  • Manage construction and resource allocation, programming and construction activities, for medium and large buildings and understand the principles related to the provision of services
  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used
  • Apply a broad knowledge of the structure and structural principles for building work including foundations, substructure, the envelope and the interior, and passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings
  • Analyse, select and administer construction contracts including the preparation of a tender submission from trade sections and other financial components and value building works up to and including final account statements
  • Work in a team and identify organisational principles in a construction and consulting environment
  • Analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients
  • Assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections and measure a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section, including services
  • Collate all priced components into a tender submission for medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) will be able to work as a:

  • Quantity Surveyor. 

With further training and/or experience graduates of this Diploma may be able to work as a:

  • Senior quantity surveyor
  • Registered quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Quantity surveying consultant/contractor
  • Procurement manager
  • Senior/Cost manager
  • Quantity surveying tutor.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 240 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6), full-time over two years or part-time over a number of years

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours will forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Southern Institute of Technology Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1971
No. of Students 13,758
Cost of Attendance 8,000-26,000 NZD (annually)
Applications Accepted Online/Offline
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

Southern Institute of Technology Average Tution Fees

Programmes Course Fees Resource Fee Total Fees Duration
Masters NZ$24,000 NZ$2,400 NZ$26,400 Per 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - Business NZ$18,000 NZ$2,100 NZ$20,100 Per 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma NZ$18,000 NZ$2,100 NZ$20,100 Per 12 months (42 weeks)
Postgraduate Certificate NZ$18,000 NZ$2,100 NZ$20,100 Per 12 months (42 weeks)
Postgraduate Certificate NZ$9,000 NZ$1,650 NZ$10,650 Per 6 months (20 weeks)
Graduate Diplomas NZ$17,000 NZ$2,000 NZ$19,000 Per year
Graduate Certificates NZ$8,000 NZ$1,000 NZ$9,000 Per 17-21 weeks
Bachelor Degrees NZ$17,000 NZ$2,000 NZ$19,000 Per year
Diplomas NZ$14,000 NZ$2,000 NZ$16,000 Per year
Certificate programme NZ$14,000 NZ$2,000 NZ$16,000 Per year
Certificate programme NZ$7,000 NZ$1,000 NZ$8,000 Per 17 weeks or less
Certificate programme NZ$9,500 NZ$1,000 NZ$10,500 Per 17-25 weeks
English language NZ$320 NZ$0 NZ$320 Per week
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
(from overseas only)
NZ$100 per credit   NZ$100 Per credit

 

New Zealand Living Expenses

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 19,000

Total

$ 19,000

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