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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Construction
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Construction requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Construction shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) Parts I, II, and III as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(b) the compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(c) at least one major;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Candidates who, in the opinion of the Academic Board, have passed with sufficient merit subjects for the New Zealand Diploma in Quantity Surveying or the New Zealand Diploma in Construction Management, or subjects for some other recognised tertiary qualification, may be cross-credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding a total of 165 credits from Parts I and II.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete a major by completing the specified Part III for that major. The requirements for each major are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Majors available are Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.

Academic Requirements

6. Each candidate shall complete to the satisfaction of Academic Board a minimum of 600 hours of approved industry work experience relating to the chosen major and two associated reports in accordance with the requirements for:

(a) 218.110 Construction Industry Work Experience I; and

(b) 218.210 Construction Industry Work Experience II. Work experience must be completed in accordance with the requirements laid down by the Practical Work Office.

Student Progression

7. Progression from Part I to II and from Part II to III is on the basis of completion of the requirements of the prior part.

8. Notwithstanding Regulation 7, and at the discretion of Academic Board, Candidates may be permitted to enrol in courses from a later part while completing the unpassed courses from the prior part. Such permission will be granted where, in the opinion of Academic Board, both the academic record of the candidate shows proven merit, and the nominated courses from the later Part are from different areas of study to the unpassed courses in the prior part.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, and Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of Construction prior to 1 January 2017 may be permitted to substitute a core course or courses already completed for one or more of the following core courses: 115.112, 115.114, 218.151. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Construction

Part One: Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits R 115.102
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
160.131 Mathematics for Business I 15 credits R 160.103, 160.132, 160.231. A student who has passed 160.101, 160.111, 160.112 or 160.133 may not be also credited with a pass in 160.103 or 160.131 that is obtained in either the same or a subsequent examination period.
218.100 Construction Materials 15 credits  
218.123 CAD and Building Information Modelling 15 credits P 218.172 R 217.122, 218.122
218.150 Introduction to Built Environment and Measuring Systems 15 credits  
218.151 Construction Health & Safety & Sustainable Buildings 15 credits  
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

Majors

Construction Management (240 credits)

Part Two: Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles 15 credits  
152.252 Project Management 15 credits  
153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution 15 credits  
218.211 Construction Economics and Estimating 15 credits P 218.150 and 218.172
218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial 15 credits P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.271, 138.383, 218.273
218.274 Building Services 15 credits P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.274, 138.382
218.280 Construction Operations and Control 15 credits P 218.172 or 218.150
251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits  

Part Three (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration 15 credits P Any 218.2xx
218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling 15 credits P 218.271 and (218.122 or 218.123)
218.315 Construction Law 15 credits P Any 218.2xx course
218.340 Construction Research Project 30 credits C 2 x 218.3xx courses R 218.422
218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey 15 credits P 218.271 R 217.374
218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits P Any 218.2xx

Specialisation courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits  
125.230 Business Finance 15 credits P 115.114 or 115.105
127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits P 127.241
152.386 Risk Management I 15 credits  
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
218.213 Measuring Systems l 15 credits P (218.122 or 218.123) and 218.150
287.341 Quality Systems Design 15 credits P 228.292 R 143.341

Quantity Surveying (240 credits)

Part Two: Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles 15 credits  
152.252 Project Management 15 credits  
153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution 15 credits  
218.211 Construction Economics and Estimating 15 credits P 218.150 and 218.172
218.213 Measuring Systems l 15 credits P (218.122 or 218.123) and 218.150
218.214 Measuring Systems II 15 credits P 218.213
218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial 15 credits P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.271, 138.383, 218.273
218.274 Building Services 15 credits P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.274, 138.382

Part Three (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration 15 credits P Any 218.2xx
218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling 15 credits P 218.271 and (218.122 or 218.123)
218.315 Construction Law 15 credits P Any 218.2xx course
218.340 Construction Research Project 30 credits C 2 x 218.3xx courses R 218.422
218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey 15 credits P 218.271 R 217.374
218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits P Any 218.2xx

Specialisation courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits  
125.230 Business Finance 15 credits P 115.114 or 115.105
127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits P 127.241
152.386 Risk Management I 15 credits  
155.201 Law of Property 15 credits P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
218.280 Construction Operations and Control 15 credits P 218.172 or 218.150
251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits  

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