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Construction Management, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Auckland, New Zealand
Want to learn how to manage construction projects? Further your knowledge of management structures, and learn to schedule activities and resources on construction projects on the Construction Management programme from Unitec Institute of Technology.
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The Bachelor of Construction Management from Unitec Institute of Technology  prepares you with the knowledge and skills to organise and manage activities on a construction site, including gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of management

structures, supply chain, people and production management. Become familiar with advanced construction management, contract law, tendering and design management, amongst other things.


  • This programme is fully accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Builders (NZIOB). Graduates of this programme are eligible to become members.
  • A good foundation for a career in construction management, providing you with the skills to undertake detailed planning and management of resources applied to construction projects 
  • An overview of all aspects of the construction industry 
  • Explore progressively more complex  scenarios and projects, and develop the technical skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects 
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes 
  • In your final papers you'll undertake a major industry research project where you can integrate what you've learnt with practical experience 
  • Relevant to your future career: Unitec’s advisery boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation in the construction industry
  • Following your shared compulsory papers you'll then choose your major/s* from Property Development, Construction Economics or Construction Management.
  • This allows you to get a good understanding of the general field first before you choose your direction
  • You may choose to achieve a double major with slightly more coursework 
  • Lecturers with experience in the construction industry and guest lecturers who are leaders in their field 
  • Gain exposure and experience to a wide number of construction software.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Domestic students: Full-time for two years 
      • International students: 3 years full-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      only for domestic students

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Science and Materials

  • Technology
  • Technical Fundamentals
  • Team Management
  • Economic Principles

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

For this programme, you need:

  • 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
  • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
  • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)
  • 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
  • 12 credits in NCEA Level 2 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau
If English is not your first language, you will need one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years such as IELTs

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5266 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$8,000 (NZD)
  • International students
$24,000 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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