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Construction (Property Development), Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Auckland, New Zealand
Want to work as a property developer? Gain insight into the valuation and management of property and property portfolios, and learn to identify and develop project opportunities on this Construction (Property Development) programme from Unitec Institute of Technology .
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The  Construction (Property Development) from from Unitec Institute of Technology gives you an insight into the process of developing a property - from initial concept to project completion and sale. Gain an understanding of the valuation, financing and management of property and property portfolios, learn to identify and develop project opportunities, become familiar with construction practice, procurement tendering, property and contract law and administration, sustainable design, and design management.


  • Once you've completed the programme, you could use your knowledge of property investment and development to work with property managers, banks and corporate organisations, specialising in large commercial developments or residential properties.
  • Gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of the construction industry.
  • In your final papers you'll undertake a major industry research project where you can integrate what you've learnt with practical experience.
  • Learn from experienced lecturers who have worked in the construction industry.
  • Meet and hear from guest lecturers who are leaders in their field.
  • Undertake common semesters -  in your first 3 semesters you'll study core Bachelor of Construction papers then you'll get to choose your major from Property Development, Construction Economics or Construction Management. This allows you to get a good understanding the general field first before you choose your direction.
  • Opportunity for double major: Students in the Bachelor of Construction can achieve a double major with slightly more coursework. Choose from majors in Construction Management, Property Development, and Construction Economics.

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 which start the course in February

  • 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 will need the following:

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15784 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5261 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5261 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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