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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
BConst

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 One, Two, and Three 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 One and Two.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete a major by completing the specified Part Two and Three 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 One to Two and from Part Two to Three 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. Any 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 recommended time to completion and abandonment of studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled prior to January 2021 who have completed 120 credits or less may substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses listed in Part One, in order to fulfil Core requirements.

13. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction prior to January 2021 who have completed more than 120 credits will fulfil the requirements of the major they were first enrolled in, as defined by Schedule B. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already taken for those listed in Part One in order to fulfil Core requirements.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Construction

Part One: Core courses (120 credits from)

115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits
R 115102

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits
R 115105

160.131 Mathematics for Business I 15 credits
R 160103, 160105, 160132 A student who has passed 160101, 160111, 160112 or 160133 may not be also credited with a pass in 160103 or 160131 that is obtained in either the same or a subsequent examination period

218.101 Building Materials, Elements and Regulation 15 credits
R 218100

218.102 Construction Technology and Services I 15 credits
R 218172

218.103 Construction Design and Drawings 15 credits
R 218123

218.105 Integrating Design and Delivery in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218150

218.106 Construction Health, Safety and Wellbeing 15 credits
R 218151

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

218.201 Construction Technology and Services II 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 R 218271, 218273

218.203 Principles of Measurement and Estimation 15 credits
R 218211

218.204 Construction Contracts and Legal Principles 15 credits
R 218315

218.224 Construction Technology and Services III 15 credits
P 218201 or 218271 R 218374

218.228 Planning and Digital Built Environment for Construction Managers 15 credits
R 218414 and 218226

218.230 Construction Site Operations 15 credits
R 218280

Part Three (120 credits from)

218.324 Integrating Building Information and the Supply Chain 15 credits
R 218313

218.327 Sustainability and Construction Innovation 15 credits
R 218313

218.328 Construction Professional Practice and Ethics 15 credits

218.329 Facilities Management for Construction Managers 15 credits

218.330 Construction Procurement and Tendering 15 credits

218.331 Construction Quality Assurance 15 credits

218.335 Construction Management and Equipment 15 credits

218.336 Construction Management Capstone 15 credits
P At least 45 credits from 2182xx C 2 x 2183xx courses R 218326, 218340

Schedule B: Construction Management available under Transitional Provisions (240 credits from)

Part Two

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 218150 and 218172

218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial 15 credits
P 218172 or 138281 or 138254 R 217271, 138383, 218273

218.274 Building Services 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 or 138281 C 218102 or 218172 or 138281 R 218201, 138382

218.280 Construction Operations and Control 15 credits
P 218172 or 218150

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits

Part Three

Compulsory Courses (105 credits from)

218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration 15 credits
P Any 2182xx

218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling 15 credits
P 218271 and (218122 or 218123)

218.315 Construction Law 15 credits
P Any 2182xx course

218.340 Construction Research Project 30 credits
C 2 x 2183xx courses R 218422

218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey 15 credits
P 218271 R 217374

218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits
P Any 2182xx

Specialisation Courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115114

127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits
P 127241

152.386 Risk Management I 15 credits

178.242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

218.213 Measuring Systems l 15 credits
P (218122 or 218123) and 218150

287.341 Quality Systems Design 15 credits
P 228292 R 143341

Quantity Surveying (240 credits)

Part Two (120 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles 15 credits

152.252 Project Management 15 credits

218.201 Construction Technology and Services II 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 R 218271, 218273

218.203 Principles of Measurement and Estimation 15 credits
R 218211

218.204 Construction Contracts and Legal Principles 15 credits
R 218315

218.220 Measurement I 15 credits
R 218213

218.224 Construction Technology and Services III 15 credits
P 218201 or 218271 R 218374

218.226 Planning and Digital Built Environment for Quantity Surveyors 15 credits
R 218414 and 218228

Part Three (120 credits from)

218.320 Civil & Services Measurement 15 credits

218.321 Construction Estimation & Risks 15 credits

218.323 Measurement II 15 credits
P 218213 or 218220 R 218214

218.325 Post Contract Financial Administration 15 credits
R 218311

218.326 Quantity Surveying Capstone 15 credits
P At least 45 credits from 2182xx C 2 x 2183xx courses R 218336 and 218340

218.327 Sustainability and Construction Innovation 15 credits
R 218313

218.328 Construction Professional Practice and Ethics 15 credits

218.330 Construction Procurement and Tendering 15 credits

Schedule B: Quantity Surveying available under Transitional Provisions (240 credits from)

Part Two (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 218150 and 218172

218.213 Measuring Systems l 15 credits
P (218122 or 218123) and 218150

218.214 Measuring Systems II 15 credits
P 218213

218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial 15 credits
P 218172 or 138281 or 138254 R 217271, 138383, 218273

218.274 Building Services 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 or 138281 C 218102 or 218172 or 138281 R 218201, 138382

Part Three

Compulsory Courses (105 credits from)

218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration 15 credits
P Any 2182xx

218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling 15 credits
P 218271 and (218122 or 218123)

218.315 Construction Law 15 credits
P Any 2182xx course

218.340 Construction Research Project 30 credits
C 2 x 2183xx courses R 218422

218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey 15 credits
P 218271 R 217374

218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits
P Any 2182xx

Specialisation Courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115114

127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits
P 127241

152.386 Risk Management I 15 credits

155.201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155216, 155700

178.242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

218.280 Construction Operations and Control 15 credits
P 218172 or 218150

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits