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Degree

Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

master

Degree

Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    37,920 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    1-1.5 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 31-October-2021 31-October-2021
Fall-February 31-October-2022 31-October-2022
Fall-February 31-October-2023 31-October-2023

Overview

Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Fast-track your career

Study the Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying) and fast track your career.

The Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying) is one of the first construction-focused management programmes in New Zealand. 

It will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge required of senior quantity surveyors and commercial managers. Massey’s Master of Construction courses are specifically developed for construction.

120-credit option

You can complete the Master of Construction with 120 credits of study if you enter via one of these Advanced Entry pathways:

  • a Bachelor of Construction plus two years of professional experience; or
  • a Bachelor of Construction (Honours); or
  • a four-year Bachelor with Honours degree in a construction-related field.

Become an expert in managing construction finances

The quantity surveyor is the financial expert of a construction project, including:

  • preparing the feasibility studies
  • quantifying and measuring what is to be built
  • cost estimation and budgets
  • preparing the tender documents
  • advising on legal aspects
  • valuing the work
  • advising the client on payments
  • finalising the final accounts.

Gain the skills you need

During the Master of Construction (Quantity Surveying) you will develop these advanced proficiencies and more. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to the contractual and financial management of large-scale and complex building and construction projects.

This will enable you to contribute to the provision of early cost advice, contract documentation and tendering. You’ll also contribute to the budgeting and contractual and financial management of all phases of the building and infrastructure development life cycle. 

This is from design through to construction and subsequent management, maintenance and remodelling of the asset.

Research-led learning from industry experts

You’ll learn from highly-acclaimed academics and experienced industry professionals who are experts in the field. Your lecturers and supervisors come from a range of relevant sectors. 

They have built extensive industry networks and are able to research and apply the latest thinking in the subject area. The knowledge you receive is current and industry-relevant.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$54,324

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$37,920

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Required

To enter the Master of Construction (coursework pathway) you will:

  1. have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction or equivalent qualification with a minimum grade average of B (70%-74.99%) across the highest level courses; or
  2. have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction or equivalent qualification and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience; or
  3. have been awarded or qualified for a construction related four year Bachelor with Honours degree or a Bachelor of Construction (Honours) or equivalent qualification; or
  4. have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction followed by the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction or equivalent qualification with a minimum grade average of B (70%-74.99%) over the contributing courses for the Postgraduate Diploma; or
  5. have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree followed by a relevant Postgraduate Certificate with a minimum grade average of B (70%-74.99%) over the contributing courses for the Postgraduate Certificate, or equivalent.

 

If you do not have the entry requirements

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • A graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • Evidence of any scholarships
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If applicable)
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • CV
  • Research interests (Required if you intend to take the research pathway.)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
20
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • IELTS Indicator

If you do not have the entry requirements

EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways: 

Entry pointEntry requirementExit pointExit
Week 1Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overallWeek 10Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
Week 11Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overallWeek 20Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
Programme LevelIELTSTOEFL iBT PTE AcademicCambridge English
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)5.0 overall61 overall 36 overall 155
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)5.5 overall70 overall42 overall 165

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural technologist
  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Project manager
  • Quantity surveyor

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