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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 Business15 credits
R 115.102

115.114 Finance Fundamentals15 credits
R 115.105

160.131 Mathematics for Business I15 credits
R 160.103, 160.105, 160.132. 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 Materials15 credits

218.123 CAD and Building Information Modelling15 credits
P 218.172 R 217.122, 218.122

218.150 Introduction to Built Environment and Measuring Systems15 credits

218.151 Construction Health & Safety & Sustainable Buildings15 credits

218.172 Construction Technology: Residential15 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 Principles15 credits

152.252 Project Management15 credits

153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution15 credits

218.211 Construction Economics and Estimating15 credits
P 218.150 and 218.172

218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial15 credits
P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.271, 138.383, 218.273

218.274 Building Services15 credits
P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.274, 138.382

218.280 Construction Operations and Control15 credits
P 218.172 or 218.150

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I15 credits

Part Three (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration15 credits
P Any 218.2xx

218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling15 credits
P 218.271 and (218.122 or 218.123)

218.315 Construction Law15 credits
P Any 218.2xx course

218.340 Construction Research Project30 credits
C 2 x 218.3xx courses R 218.422

218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey15 credits
P 218.271 R 217.374

218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling15 credits
P Any 218.2xx

Specialisation courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations15 credits

125.230 Business Finance15 credits
P 115.114

127.341 Property Management and Development15 credits
P 127.241

152.386 Risk Management I15 credits

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

218.213 Measuring Systems l15 credits
P (218.122 or 218.123) and 218.150

287.341 Quality Systems Design15 credits
P 228.292 R 143.341

Quantity Surveying (240 credits)

Part Two: Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles15 credits

152.252 Project Management15 credits

153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution15 credits

218.211 Construction Economics and Estimating15 credits
P 218.150 and 218.172

218.213 Measuring Systems l15 credits
P (218.122 or 218.123) and 218.150

218.214 Measuring Systems II15 credits
P 218.213

218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial15 credits
P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.271, 138.383, 218.273

218.274 Building Services15 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 Administration15 credits
P Any 218.2xx

218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling15 credits
P 218.271 and (218.122 or 218.123)

218.315 Construction Law15 credits
P Any 218.2xx course

218.340 Construction Research Project30 credits
C 2 x 218.3xx courses R 218.422

218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey15 credits
P 218.271 R 217.374

218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling15 credits
P Any 218.2xx

Specialisation courses (15 credits from)

114.254 Employment Relations15 credits

125.230 Business Finance15 credits
P 115.114

127.341 Property Management and Development15 credits
P 127.241

152.386 Risk Management I15 credits

155.201 Law of Property15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

218.280 Construction Operations and Control15 credits
P 218.172 or 218.150

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I15 credits

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