Ara Institute Of Canterbury Graduate Diploma In Construction Management

The aim of Graduate Diploma in Construction Management is to enable graduates to extend on previous learning to attain an occupationally-specific set of knowledge, skills, and personal attributes or dispositions.

This will equip them to work in the construction industry as construction managers working with residential and commercial buildings, major construction projects and specialist areas. Graduates of the programme will be prepared to contribute in middle management roles, through all stages of projects in the construction industry.

They will have a strong sense of responsibility for their own practice, and will be effective collaborators with other construction-related disciplines.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
A relevant New Zealand Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field, for example; BCons (Quantity Surveying), BEng, BEngTech or BArch or BAS, or equivalent.
Alternative Requirements
Level 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) or evidence of practical, professional or educational experience (e.g. 3-5 years full-time work experience).

Additional Requirements
Students will be required to show evidence that they understand timber-framed construction technologies. Students without this evidence will be required to complete BCCS500 Construction – Residential before commencing BMMS610 Method Statements – Commercial.

English Requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language, they are required to provide evidence of English language skills as listed below. If they have no evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, the applicant should contact Ara for an assessment.
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart on Ara Institute of Canterbury’s website.

Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: [email protected]