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civil engineering and

construction management
Faculty of Technology and Built Environment

2014

Content
Welcome to Unitec

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Graduate Diploma in Construction


Project Management

What to study

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National Diploma in Construction


Management 24

Explore your options in civil engineering 04


Study path

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Student experiences

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National Diploma in Quantity Surveying

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Study path

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Student experiences

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Study options

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National Diploma in Architectural


Technology 26
Autodesk Training Centre

Explore your options in


construction management

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General info
Fees and loans

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Scholarships and awards

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Mori students at Unitec

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New Zealand Diploma in


Engineering (Civil)

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Pacific students at Unitec

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Bachelor of Engineering
Technology (Civil)

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Everything you need at Unitec

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National Diploma in Surveying

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Bachelor of Construction
Construction Economics
Construction Management
Property Development

Experience it for yourself

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Apply now

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2014 calendar

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Cover: Amy ODonnell


Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) graduate

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Welcome to Unitec

Nau mai, Haere mai ki Te Whare Wnanga o Wairaka


We're passionate about the power of education

We know each student is different. After all,

to change lives. New careers, new skills, new

we have 23,000 of them of all ages, from over

opportunities there are many ways to change your

80 countries, and with different hopes and dreams.

life at Unitec. There are 160 programmes on offer

That's why we're flexible, with full-time or part-

and thousands of possible careers. From accounting

time study options, programmes from certificate

to zookeeping, and boatbuilding to photography.

to postgraduate level, and three campuses across

But no matter what you study, our programmes


are career focused, industry recognised and full
of hands-on experience. Many of them include

Auckland. And if you need some extra support to


help you make the most of your time with us, that's
no problem either.

work experience, field trips or visits from industry

But life isnt all about work. Theres a huge range of

experts. Which means when you go out in the

social events on campus. Enjoy the music at Sounds

workplace, you'll be ready to hit the ground running.

in the Sun, bring your whnau to Kids Day Out or


join one of the many clubs on campus. One things
for sure, your social calendar will fill up in no time!

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What to study
With a huge range of study programmes on offer,
sometimes you need a hand working out which
one is right for you. Our team of expert Career
Consultants can advise you on study pathways,
or try our You Finder tool to get started with
career ideas.
Career Centre
If you know the job or industry you want to work in,
but youre not sure which programmes you need to
get there, talk to our friendly Career Centre. They
offer free course advice and career planning to
anyone considering tertiary study.
Email career@unitec.ac.nz or call (09) 815 2948 for
an appointment, or visit www.careers.unitec.ac.nz
to see the full range of services on offer.
You Finder
If youre not sure where to begin, try our You Finder
app. Its a simple online tool that matches your
personality type to different jobs and careers that
might suit your skills and interests. Its an excellent
starting point if you need ideas for what to study.
Visit www.unitec.ac.nz/youfinder

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Explore your options
in civil engineering
As a civil engineer you have a VIP ticket to all of

soil, material and fluid engineering labs, working

the towns hot spots. Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge,

with the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Britomart without civil engineers they wouldnt

programmes, and using numerical modelling and

exist. In fact, civil engineers are involved in all

project management software.

big infrastructure projects, such as motorways,


airports, harbours, dams, bridges and tunnels. They
also help us deal with pollution, traffic congestion
and other environmental problems. And with many
major new infrastructure projects currently being
planned, New Zealand alone will need thousands of
new civil engineering and land surveying graduates

But most of all youll spend a lot of time with our


civil engineering and land surveying staff, who are
experts in all areas of civil engineering. Many of
them are Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng),
members of IPENZ (Institution of Professional
Engineers New Zealand) or members of the

over the next 10 years.

New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Licensed

Unitec has trained many civil engineers and land

part-time lecturers are working in the industry

surveyors. Theyre now in senior roles in New

bringing current best practice to our real-world

Zealand or across the globe. With our help you can

curriculum. And all of them want to share their vast

get there, too.

expertise with you.

Study at the Department of Civil Engineering and

Our contact list reads like a whos who in civil

youll spend many hours in fieldwork exercises.

engineering. IPENZ, the New Zealand Contractors

You could be land surveying with the latest Global

Federation, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment, or on field

and InfraTrain are all there. As are the major

trips to real infrastructure projects like motorways,

companies listed below, as well as SKM, URS, Brian

bridges, tunnels and subdivisions. Youll be in our

Perry Civil Ltd, Woods, Harrison Grierson, Higgins,

Cadastral Surveyors. A significant number of our

Dempsey Wood, Morphum and Hiway Stabilizers.


This means plenty of opportunities for you to
meet representatives from top civil engineering
companies during guest lectures or at employers
nights. Which could mean holiday work,
scholarships, internships, cadetships or a job once
you graduate. It also means civil engineering
courses that reflect the latest industry trends;
legislation; and local, global and environmental
issues. In other words, courses that will be
relevant to your career, wherever it might
take you.
The companies listed here are just some of
the organisations that offer great career
opportunities for our civil engineering
students. And with our NZDE (Civil)
programme pending international
accreditation and our BEngTech (Civil)
programme now being recognised
internationally through the Sydney Accord,
your qualification could soon be used
throughout the world.

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Study path
Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that
achieves your goals. For programme admission requirements, visit www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz

Level 7

Bachelor of Engineering
Technology (Civil)

Level 6

New Zealand Diploma in


Engineering (Civil)

National Diploma
in Surveying

Bridgepoint is Unitecs range of level 2-4 foundation education programmes


designed to pathway you into certificate, diploma or degree-level study.
For more information visit www.unitec.ac.nz/bridgepoint

Anneliese Sabrowski

Network Engineer, Auckland Motorway Alliance


New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) graduate
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) graduate
Master of Engineering Studies (Transportation) graduate, University
of Auckland
Ive always had an interest in architecture and took physics, science and calculus at
college. The careers department suggested civil engineering as I wanted a career with
lots of job opportunities and variety. Civil engineering appeared to tick all the boxes. My
study was an awesome combination of practical and academic skills. Doing the diploma
first gave me a really good grounding to build on and eased me into the subject. I love
the variety of my work its a fantastic mix of office and site work. Since graduating
from Unitec Ive completed a graduate rotation programme, which involved spending
a year working at a contracting firm, the council and as a consultant. Ive also gone
on to complete a Master of Engineering Studies (Transportation) at The University
of Auckland, and completed a Transpower Neighbourhood Engineer project with a
student from Rosehill Special School, which was really rewarding and enjoyable.

Amy ODonnell

Site Engineer, Fulton Hogan


Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
graduate
Ive always been a practical person. I like building
things and figuring out how they work. Now I build
structures like bridges, retaining walls and motorway
interchanges. Its really versatile - some days Im on site
all day and others Im in the office. I wasnt expecting to
move up the company so quickly. I even got a company
car which I didnt expect in my first year out of uni! The
degree programme at Unitec is very practical with lots
of site visits and projects that are based on real-life
construction work. This really helped to make sense
of what we learnt in the classroom, and helped me
realise its what I want to do. Im really proud of my
IPENZ Award for graduating top of my class, and the
Hynds Engineering Award I got at the end of my studies.
I finished my first job last year, which was a huge
achievement for me. Its so rewarding to see the end
product and think oh yeah, I built that.

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Explore your options
in construction management
Construction projects are like big puzzles, with

ensuring the construction industry is governed by

many different pieces. And construction managers,

best practice from construction management to

site supervisors, quantity surveyors, property

property development.

developers and architectural technicians are all key


pieces of the puzzle. Without their contribution a
project may not make it past the planning stage, let

We know all the big players in construction - such


as Fletcher, Hawkins Construction, Kalmar, Jasmax,

alone become a completed building.

Stephenson & Turner, Beca, Davis Langdon,

Want to work in construction? We can help you

International. Youll get to know them too, as many

get started. Our construction programmes have

leading companies stop by for a visit. There may be

been given the seal of approval by key industry

holiday work up for grabs, perhaps a scholarship or

organisations. The Bachelor of Construction

even permanent employment after you graduate.

(Construction Economics) is recognised by the

Some of our students also team up with a senior

New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors and

construction management or quantity surveying

the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors.

practitioner for a year, thanks to our mentoring

The Bachelor of Construction (Construction

scheme with the New Zealand Institute of Building

Management) is accredited by the New Zealand

and the New Zealand Institute of Quantity

Institute of Building, and the Bachelor of

Surveying. Each year, the New Zealand Institute of

Construction (Property Development) by the

Building also sponsors a number of student awards.

Property Institute of New Zealand. But no matter

And thanks to our strong links with Autodesk, you

what you study, all our programmes focus on

NZStrong, Aspec, Rider Bucknell Levett and Arrow

can explore how Autodesk software can be applied


in building information modelling.

Many of these construction leaders sit on our


advisory board, too. Which means they make
sure that our construction courses reflect
current industry trends and relevant legislation.
In other words, they make sure that what you
learn at the Department of Construction is
exactly what youll need once youre out in
the industry.
The companies listed here are just some
of the organisations that offer great career
opportunities for our students.

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Study path
Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that

Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Economics, Construction
Management, Property Development)

Level 6

National Diploma
in Construction
Management

Short
courses

Autodesk ATC
training

Graduate Diploma
in Construction
Project
Management

National Diploma in
Quantity Surveying

Bachelor of
Architectural
Studies*

National Diploma
in Architectural
Technology

Bridgepoint is Unitecs range of level 2-4 foundation education programmes


designed to pathway you into certificate, diploma or degree-level study.
For more information visit www.unitec.ac.nz/bridgepoint

* Not included in this brochure. For information on this programme call us on 0800 10 95 10 or visit www.unitec.ac.nz

Short courses

Level 7

Doctorate

achieves your goals. For programme admission requirements, visit www.construction.unitec.ac.nz

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Tracey Wong Too

Architectural Technician, CADViz Limited, Auckland


National Diploma in Architectural Technology graduate
I like the varied work, as each job is unique. I love the office atmosphere we have
at CADViz, as the people are very supportive of questions. I was also fortunate
enough to have the opportunity to learn a new CAD program on the job. It adds
to my skill set and keeps things interesting. My Unitec qualification is very
significant for my current role it has laid the foundation to further my learning
and knowledge in my current job. It was encouraging that I was considered a
person rather than just a student number. I also thoroughly enjoyed the paper
History of Design. I was fond of learning about architects like Mies van der Rohe
and their past works. I liked how his interpretation of architectural design has had
an impact on todays infatuation with clean lines, free-flowing open spaces and
raw industrial steel and glass. Learning about these artists and how their ideas
have impacted the built environment really interested me.

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Tonchi Glamuzina

Site Manager, Fletcher Construction


National Diploma in Construction
Management graduate
National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
graduate
Ive always been intrigued by the built environment
and I aspired to manage large commercial construction
projects. I started as a carpenter to get the practical
building knowledge and then moved onto the diploma
to get the management knowledge. My qualifications
opened up employment opportunities and helped me
get to where I am now. Ive worked on lots of exciting
buildings including the iconic University of Auckland
Business School and buildings within the historic Mt
Eden Prison. The detail, planning and execution of the
buildings can be very challenging and exciting and I use
the theoretical knowledge I learnt at Unitec every day.
Im particularly proud of managing the ASB North Wharf
building site. It was a very technical and challenging build,
and Im proud to have left my mark on Auckland. The next
step for me is to progress into project management of
large commercial projects.

Civil Engineering
and Construction
Management
Study options

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Study options Civil Engineering

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering


(Civil)

Level 6, 240 credits


Duration Full-time for two years or
part-time options available
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5167 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Focus on real-world learning: observe the


day-to-day activities of engineering sites, and
take part in lab work, land surveying, role plays,
workshops and debates.
A group project where you tackle an engineering
problem in a real organisation.
Visiting industry experts who will give you a real
feel for the career opportunities available in civil
engineering.
Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Engineering
Technology (Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).

Courses include
Explore civil engineering concepts, contract
administration and construction practice. Youll gain a
solid understanding of water engineering, structural
engineering and road infrastructures, and perfect your
civil and structural drafting skills.
There is great demand for technically trained engineers
worldwide, in particular those with a specialisation, so
the diploma allows you to focus on one of three areas:
Structures the building of dams, bridges, high-rise
buildings, viaducts and wharves.
Fluids flood protection, harbour development,
erosion control, water reticulation, stormwater and
waste management.
Transportation the design, construction and
maintenance of roads, rail, sea and airport
developments.

Highlights
Unitec is the largest provider of technician civil
engineering training in New Zealand.
Supported by the civil engineering industry,
including the Institution of Professional Engineers
New Zealand (IPENZ).
A step towards IPENZ membership: once youve
gained a suitable period of work experience as
a qualified civil engineering technician, youll be
eligible for Associate Membership (AIPENZ).
Can serve as a pathway into graduate engineering
qualifications.

ENGGDE4101 Engineering Fundamentals


ENGGDE4102 Engineering Mathematics 1
ENGGDE4103 Technical Literacy
ENGGDE4201 Materials (Civil)
ENGGDE4202 Land Surveying 1
ENGGDE5201 Structures 1
ENGGDE5202 Civil and Structural Drawing
ENGGDE5207 Geotechnical Engineering 1
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz

Career opportunities
Civil or structural engineering technician for a
civil engineering consulting practice
Engineering laboratory technician orland surveying
technician
Civil or structural engineering technician for a
civil engineering contractor
Site and project engineer

What next?
If youve successfully completed this programme,
youll be eligible to apply for cross-credits into the
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) or Bachelor
of Engineering (Civil).

18 Study options Civil Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering Technology
(Civil)

Courses include (among many others)


Level 7, 360 credits
Duration Full-time for three years or
part-time options available
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5157 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Develop the skills for a career as a civil engineering


technologist. Specialise in geotechnical, water, roading and
transportation, or structural engineering. Learn to make
informed decisions about civil engineering projects, and
apply technology to solve practical engineering problems.
Explore computer-modelling techniques, civil engineering
project management, engineering materials and structures,
and construction practices.

Highlights
A nationally-led engineering qualification developed
by six of New Zealands largest institutes of
technology and polytechnics (ITPs).
Approved under a new New Zealand-wide framework
for three-year engineering technology degrees.
Accredited by the Institution of Professional
Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). On completion of
this programme, combined with a period of work
experience, youll be eligible to apply for membership
of IPENZ as a Technical Member (TIPENZ).
Four different pathways: structural engineering,
water engineering, geotechnical engineering or
roading and transportation engineering.
Strong links with the engineering industry.
Small classes: the average class size is just 35-60
students.
Cross-credits from the New Zealand Diploma in
Engineering (Civil) available.

ENGGMG5001 Engineering Computing


ENGGMG5002 Engineering Mechanics
ENGGMG5003 Engineering Communication
ENGGMG5004 Engineering Mathematics
ENGGMG5005 Engineering Design and Drawing
ENGGMG5006 Land Surveying
ENGGMG5008 Fluid Mechanics
ENGGMG5009 Engineering Site Investigation
ENGGMG5032 Basic Structures
ENGGMG5107 Civil Materials
ENGGMG5031 Professional Engineering Development
ENGGMG5032 Basic Structures
ENGGMG5107 Engineering Materials
ENGGMG6003 Engineering Management Principles
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz
Focus on one of four specialist areas:
Structural engineering design, construction and
supervision of buildings and other structures.
Water engineering including water supply,
wastewater or stormwater disposal, river catchment
systems, hydrology and erosion management, and
urban drainage systems.
Geotechnical engineering foundation design,
consolidation of fine-grained soils, improvement
of slope stability, earth-retaining structures,
geotechnical investigation and reports, and
dewatering of construction sites.
Roading and transportation engineering design,
construction and maintenance of roads; rail, sea and
airport developments; and traffic engineering and
urban transportation studies.

Career opportunities
Civil engineer (design)
Civil engineering project and/or construction manager
Geotechnical engineer
Roading-transportation engineer
Structural engineer
Water/environmental engineer

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Study options Surveying

National Diploma in Surveying

Courses include
Level 6, 240 credits
Duration Full-time for two years starting in
February. Part-time options, particularly
suitable for people already employed in the
industry, starting in February or July
(consultation necessary)
Starts February
Indicative fee $5164 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Land surveyors have to be skilled in both measurement


and resource management. They collect and analyse
information about land, water and other natural
resources, and help manage our environment by
mapping the earth and the sea floor, establishing
property boundaries, and providing accurate data for
engineering works. The National Diploma in Surveying
prepares you for this varied career.

Highlights
Recognised and supported by the New Zealand
Institute of Surveyors (NZIS).
A nationally recognised qualification for survey
technicians that equips you with the skills to work as
a land surveyor.
Enables you to apply for associate membership of
the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.
Emphasis on practical assignments.
Access to the latest surveying equipment.
A focus on technology: because surveyors have to be
up-to-date with the latest technology, youll further
your computer skills and learn to use surveying
software.
Relevant to your future career: our advisory boards
include many experts who keep us up-to-date with
industry trends and relevant legislation.

ENGG4102 Engineering Mathematics 1


ENGG4103 Technical Literacy
ENGG4201 Materials (Civil)
ENGG4202 Land Surveying 1
ENGG4501 Surveying Studies 1
ENGG4502 Survey Computations 1
ENGG5202 Civil and Structural Drawing
ENGG5503 Land Administration
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.engineering.unitec.ac.nz

Career opportunities
Survey technician
CAD technologist
Cadastral survey technician
Engineering surveyor
Survey project manager
Tunnelling and mining surveyor

20 Study options Construction Economics


Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Economics)

Level 7, 360 credits


Duration Full-time for two years and then
part-time for two years or as negotiated on
a case-by-case basis (based on a February start)
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $6268 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

The role of the quantity surveyor is diverse: evaluating


subcontractor tenders and making recommendations
to clients, managing construction costs and cash flows
during the construction phase, and negotiating and
agreeing project final accounts. In the Bachelor of
Construction (Construction Economics) you gain the
skills to contribute to this exciting industry. Develop the
technical skills and applied knowledge to ensure that
construction projects are delivered to agreed budgets.
Learn to undertake estimating and cost planning, and
prepare tender documentation.

Highlights
A great preparation for a career as a consultant
quantity surveyor, or a quantity surveyor or
commercial manager for a construction company.
These roles may lead to project management,
company ownership and other senior
management positions.
A thorough grounding in all aspects of the
construction industry.
Close links with industry: our advisory boards include
many experts who keep us up-to-date with industry
trends, relevant legislation and local, global and
environmental issues.

Lecturers who have worked in the construction


industry.
Visits from guest lecturers who are leaders in their
field.
Apply what youve learnt, during a major industry
research project.

Courses include
CONS5016 Building Science and Materials
CONS5504 Technical Fundamentals
CONS5818 Property and Construction Law
CONS5819 Contract Law
CONS6007 Sustainable Design and Construction
CONS6706 Construction Economics 1
CONS6811 Tendering
CONS6812 Contract Administration
CONS7818 Design Value and Buildability
CONS7819 Industry Project
CONS7820 Professional Business Management
Please note, this programme is currently undergoing
exciting changes. For the latest programme information
and admission requirements visit
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
Along with students on the Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Management) and Bachelor of
Construction (Property Development), you also
study construction practice, team management,
cost planning and advanced estimating techniques,
tendering and design management. You also further
your research and study skills, and learn to integrate
academic knowledge with practical experience.

Career opportunities
Construction quantity surveyor
Consultant quantity surveyor
Commercial manager
Project manager
Property financial adviser

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Study options Construction Management

Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Management)

Level 7, 360 credits


Duration Full-time for two years and then
part-time for two years or as negotiated on
a case-by-case basis (based on a February start)
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $6268 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Gain the knowledge and skills to organise and manage


activities on a construction site. Construction sites can
involve hundreds of workers and millions of dollars of
materials, and construction managers are responsible
for managing both. The Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Management) helps you further your
knowledge of management structures, and gain an
in-depth understanding of supply chain, people and
production management.

Highlights
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.
A major industry research project where you can
apply what youve learnt.

Relevant to your future career: Unitecs advisory


boards include experts who keep us up-to-date
with industry trends and relevant legislation in the
construction industry.
Lecturers with plenty of experience in the
construction industry and guest lecturers who are
leaders in their field.

Courses include
CONS5012 Construction Practice 1
CONS5016 Building Science and Materials
CONS5504 Technical Fundamentals
CONS5818 Property and Construction Law
CONS6007 Sustainable Design and Construction
CONS6008 Building Services
CONS6306 Construction Management 1
CONS6817 Procurement
CONS7818 Design Value and Buildability
CONS7819 Industry Project
CONS7820 Professional Business Management
Please note, this programme is currently undergoing
exciting changes. For the latest programme information
and admission requirements visit
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
Together with Bachelor of Construction (Construction
Economics) and Bachelor of Construction (Property
Development) students, you also study topics like
advanced construction management, contract law and
administration, tendering and design management.
You also advance your research and study skills, and
learn to integrate academic knowledge with practical
experience.

Career opportunities
Construction site manager
Project manager
Project planner
Property developer

22 Study options Property Development


Bachelor of Construction
(Property Development)

Courses include
Level 7, 360 credits
Duration Full-time for two years and then
part-time for two years or as negotiated
on a case-by-case basis (based on a February
start)
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $6268 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Property developers plan and carry out the purchase,


development and sale of new or existing properties.
The Bachelor of Construction (Property Development)
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, and learn to identify and develop project
opportunities.

Highlights
Once youve 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.
A thorough grounding in all aspects of the
construction industry.
A chance to apply what youve learnt, during a major
industry research project.
Experienced lecturers who have worked in the
construction industry.
Guest lecturers who are leaders in their field.

CONS5012 Construction Practice 1


CONS5016 Building Science and Materials
CONS5505 Team Management
CONS5818 Property and Construction Law
CONS6007 Sustainable Design and Construction
CONS6008 Building Services
CONS6818 Development Finance and Investment
CONS6903 Property 1
CONS7817 Urban Economics
CONS7819 Industry Project
CONS7905 Property Management
CONS7906 Property Development
Please note, this programme is currently undergoing
exciting changes. For the latest programme information
and admission requirements visit
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
You also become familiar with construction practice,
procurement, tendering, property and contract law
and administration, sustainable design and design
management, studying alongside Bachelor of
Construction (Construction Economics) and Bachelor of
Construction (Construction Management) students.

Career opportunities
Commercial property manager
Company owner
Project manager
Property consultant
Property developer

Study options Construction Project Management

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Graduate Diploma in Construction


Project Management
Level 7, 120 credits
Duration Full-time for three semesters
(including 2 x 2-week block courses per
semester). Part-time study options available
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5105
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

The Graduate Diploma in Construction Project


Management is a great stepping stone if you want to
move into management positions in the construction
sector. Learn to apply project management knowledge
to the construction industry to ensure contracts are
completed on time and on budget. Youll be able to
solve complex industry-related problems, in teams and
alone, and provide leadership in a team environment.

Highlights
Professional development if you want to stay at the
forefront of the competitive construction sector.
An overview of project management theories, and
supply chain, people and production management.
Relevant to your career: relate new knowledge and
material directly to your workplace. Youll explore
progressively more complex scenarios, and develop
the skills to schedule activities and resources on
construction projects.
Emphasis on self-directed learning, with assessment
and feedback throughout the programme, and
exams at the end.

A mix of on-campus block courses (with lectures,


tutorials, team-based problem solving, research,
discussions and student presentations), eLearning
and assignments.
Part-time study options available.
Suitable for construction industry and property
management staff from different backgrounds. A
previous qualification is not required, but as places
are limited preference will be given to those with at
least five years industry experience or a relevant
undergraduate degree.

Courses include
CONS6100 Project Management Principles*
CONS6718 Development Finance and Investment
CONS7200 Project Management Practice*
CONS7308 Construction Management 2
CONS7710 Construction Economics 2
CONS7816 Design Management
CONS7817 Urban Economics
CONS7818 Design Value and Buildability
CONS7820 Professional Business Management
CONS7905 Property Management
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
* The courses CONS6100 Project Management Principles and CONS7200
Project Management Practice are compulsory. You then also choose six
elective courses.

Career opportunities
Site manager
Project manager
Construction manager

24 Study options Construction Management


National Diploma in Construction Management

Courses include
Level 6, 250 credits
Duration Full-time for two years (February
start). All other full or part-time options take
2.5 years or more.
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5652 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

Develop the knowledge and skills to plan, organise,


manage and control the construction of building
projects. Become familiar with resource planning, and
control and quality management systems. Learn to
co-ordinate people and information to ensure that
projects are completed on time and to budget.

Highlights
A solid foundation for a career as a construction
manager.
Designed in consultation with the construction
industry.
Our advisers include many experts who keep us upto-date with industry trends and relevant legislation.
Collaboration: this programme shares core
construction technology courses with the National
Diplomas in Architectural Technology and Quantity
Surveying.
Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Management).

CONS4C04 Materials
CONS4M22 Site Management 1
CONS5C01 Construction Systems 1
CONS5C07 Structural Principles
CONS5C08 Environment
CONS5C09 Building Law
CONS5C13 Contract Administration
CONS5M20 Measurement for Construction
Management
CONS5Q25 Estimation 1
CONS6C23 Construction Systems 2/3
CONS6M19 Planning and Organising 1/2
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.construction.unitec.ac.nz

Career opportunities
Contract manager
Project manager
Site manager

What next?
If you successfully complete this programme, you
can move into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Management).

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Study options Quantity Surveying

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Courses include
Level 6, 255 credits
Duration Full-time for two years (February
start). All other full or part-time options take
2.5 years or more.
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5667 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

CONS4C04 Materials
CONS5C01 Construction Systems 1
CONS5C05 Services 1
CONS5C08 Environment
CONS5C09 Building Law
CONS5Q25 Estimation 1
CONS5Q27 Estimation 2
CONS5Q29 Measurement 1
CONS5Q30 Measurement 2
CONS6C11 Contract Administration
CONS6Q28 Estimation 3
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.construction.unitec.ac.nz

Find out how to measure and estimate building work,


and how to cost, price and tender for projects. Learn to
undertake the financial administration and cost control
of projects under construction. Youll also gain the skills
to become an adaptable team member, and develop
the ability to deal with clients, builders, subcontractors
and authorities.

Highlights
A good preparation for a career as a quantity
surveyor responsible for construction costs and the
financial management of building contracts.
Designed in consultation with the construction
industry.
An overview of how to manage the financial aspects
of construction projects.
Relevant to your career: our advisory boards
include many experts who keep us up-to-date with
industry trends, legislation and local, global and
environmental issues.
Collaboration: the programme shares core
construction technology courses with the
National Diplomas in Architectural Technology and
Construction Management.
Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Economics).

Career opportunities
Quantity surveyor
Contract administrator
Contract quantity surveyor

What next?
If you successfully complete the programme, you can
apply to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Construction
(Construction Economics).

26 Study options Architectural Technology


National Diploma in Architectural Technology

Courses include
Level 6, 280 credits
Duration Full-time for two years (February
start). All other full or part-time options take
2.5 years or more.
Starts February or July
Indicative fee $5668 per year
Campus Mt Albert
www.construction.unitec.ac.nz
email study@unitec.ac.nz
freephone 0800 10 95 10

CONS4C04 Materials
CONS5A12 Documentation 1
CONS5A16 Design Document 1
CONS5C01 Construction Systems 1
CONS5C07 Structural Principles
CONS5C08 Environment
CONS5C09 Building Law
CONS5C12 Contract Administration
CONS5Q29 Measurement 1
CONS6A18 Design Context and History
CONS6C23 Construction Systems 2/3
For detailed course information and admission
requirements visit www.construction.unitec.ac.nz

Want a career as an architectural technologist


or draftsperson? Combining the latest computer
technology and manual drawing skills, they work
alongside architects to turn design concepts into
the documents to construct a building. The National
Diploma in Architectural Technology will give you the
skills to design and produce construction drawings for
both residential and commercial buildings.

Highlights
Emphasis on manual sketching skills and the use of
the latest computer technology.
Courses progress from the drawing of simple
buildings using basic technology to the drawing and
specification of larger commercial structures using
complex technology.
Our graduates usually begin their careers working
as technicians in architects offices or architectural
technologist practices.
Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Architectural
Studies or the Bachelor of Construction
Lecturers with professional industry experience.

Career opportunities
Architectural technician
Draftsperson
This programme also prepares you for further study
at Unitec.

What next?
If you successfully complete this programme, you can
gain credits towards the Bachelor of Architectural
Studies or the Bachelor of Construction.

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Study options Autodesk Training

Autodesk Training Centre

Professional development courses


Were part of the worldwide Autodesk Authorised
Training Centre network, and currently offer training in
two Autodesk products:
AutoCAD: the leading 2D computer-aided design
package that has been the industry standard for the
last two decades.
Revit Architecture: state-of-the-art 3D software
used by most of the larger architecture practices
around the world.
The courses listed below are delivered as intensive
three-week blocks (from 6pm to 9pm two nights per
week) throughout the year. The tuition fee for each
course is $690 (including GST), or $450 (including
GST) for current students.
For more information about Autodesk short courses
visit www.shortcourses.unitec.ac.nz

Introduction to AutoCAD Essentials Level I


This course is ideal for new AutoCAD users who want
comprehensive training in AutoCAD. It covers the
features, commands and techniques to create, edit
and print drawings with AutoCAD. The course includes
hands-on exercises where you explore how to create
2D production drawings.

Intermediate AutoCAD Professional Level II


This intermediate-level course builds on the basic
concepts covered in Introduction to AutoCAD. The
course is specifically designed for experienced
AutoCAD users looking for additional training to
take full advantage of AutoCAD and become more
productive when creating, annotating and printing
drawings.

Revit Architecture Essentials Level I


This course covers the basics of Autodesk Revit
Architecture, from building design to construction
documentation. Youll be introduced to the concepts
of building information modelling and the tools for
parametric design and documentation. The course
includes hands-on exercises.

Revit Architecture Intermediate Level II


Learn about site design, advanced rendering techniques,
phasing and design options, creating families of
custom components and collaborating on a design. The
course includes hands-on exercises representing realworld design scenarios and is taught by experienced
professionals from the architectural industry.

28 General Info Fees and loans


Fees and loans
The indicative fee listed on the page for each
programme in this brochure was the approximate 2013
annual programme fee (including GST).
Programme fees for 2014 have not yet been set and
Unitec is currently reviewing them in the context of the
Ministry of Educations fees maxima policy. As soon as
they are approved, 2014 fees for these programmes
will be available on www.unitec.ac.nz
The indicative fee acts as a guide only. You will be
notified of your exact fee when you have enrolled.
Please do not send any payment until you receive your
fee invoice.
The programme fee you pay at enrolment covers
tuition and class materials. You will also have to pay a
Student Services fee and any applicable NZQA charges.
Textbooks for your programme are an additional cost.
The deadline for payment of student tuition fees is
seven days before your programme starts. You can pay
by cheque, EFTPOS, credit card or in the form of an
approved application for a student loan. (You should
apply for your student loan as early as possible to avoid
processing delays.) Once you have your student login,
you can also pay online, using myRecords.
For information about individual course fees visit
www.unitec.ac.nz
This fee information applies to domestic students only.
For details about international student fees, please
contact the International Office on +64 9 815 4302 or
refer to the International Prospectus.

Administration fees (including GST)


In 2013, the administration fees were as shown below.
Fees for 2014 have not yet been set and the fees listed
here are indicative only.
Academic record (transcript) (for two copies)
$25.00
Appeal against grade, per course
(refunded if grade changed)
$99.00
Copy of course descriptors
$100.00
Credit recognition for non-Unitec courses
$105.00

Recount (refunded if error found)


Resit, per course (where applicable)
Replacement certificates
Student Services fee

$25.00
$35.80
$25.00
$2.44 per credit

Our withdrawal policy


You may withdraw from a course by giving written
notice to Student Central (Te Pae Krero). If you
withdraw from a course before 10 percent of the course
has been completed you are generally entitled to a
refund of 90 percent of fees. There is no refund of fees
if you withdraw after this time, except in exceptional
circumstances. For full details, read the Admission,
Enrolment and Fees Policy available on our website at
www.enrolmentinfo.unitec.ac.nz
No record of the enrolment will be entered on your
academic record if you withdraw before 10 percent
of the course is completed. If you withdraw after
10 percent of the course is completed a grade of W
(representing withdrawal from the course) will appear
on your academic record.
An application for a refund must be made in writing and
on the prescribed form available from Student Central
(Te Pae Krero).

Find out about student loans and allowances


We want to make sure that you enjoy student life
without too many financial worries. Visit
www.unitec.ac.nz for financial tips or to draw up a
budget, or contact the Manager Student Funding and
Engagement on +64 9 815 4321 ext 8018.
Student loans and allowances support is available
to eligible students. For information about student
loans and allowances contact StudyLink on
freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit their website
www.studylink.govt.nz
Programme codes are listed at the top of the relevant
programme page. You may need these codes if applying
for a loan and/or allowance.

General Info Scholarships and awards

Scholarships and awards


Get a scholarship to help with your finances
Unitec offers lots of financial support for both new
and current students to help you pay for your studies.
Awards come in all shapes and sizes: from book
vouchers to study awards, and from postgraduate
scholarships to financial grants for Mori and
Pacific students.
To find out more about how Unitec could help you, call
Student Central on 0800 10 95 10. Follow the prompts
to speak to one of our helpful programme advisors
about tuition fees and support. You can also visit
www.unitec.ac.nz/scholarships

Youth Guarantee scheme


If youre aged 16 or 17 the Youth Guarantee scheme
gives you the chance to study for free for a year. Places
are available in selected practical programmes and
Bridgepoint foundation education certificates. To find
out whether you are eligible and to see the full list of
programmes available visit www.unitec.ac.nz/youth

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Mori students
at Unitec
Maia Mori Centre
Kia kaha, kia toa, kia maia, kia manawanui
Maia Mori Centre is a one-stop support and
development centre. Its the place to go for course
advice, scholarship information, study workshops and
even a counselling service. You can make use of the
study space, drop-in centre and computer support
while youre there.
Te reo and mtauranga Mori courses
Want to learn te reo or improve your skills? The Maia
team offers free Mori language short courses and
mtauranga Mori electives.
Mentoring
Whai Ake is Maias mentoring programme for first-year
Mori students, to help you meet new friends, access
academic support and get involved in cultural activities.
Scholarships
There are lots of scholarships on offer for Mori
students, including $1000 Whai Ake scholarships,
Mori START Awards and postgraduate awards.
Contact Maia on +64 9 815 4321 ext 8416, email
maia@unitec.ac.nz or visit www.maori.unitec.ac.nz
Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae
Our stunning Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae is at the
heart of the Mt Albert campus part of the site where
the Ngati Awa people settled. Its where students,
staff and the community can gather, a place for
historical and local knowledge, and a centre for
shared learning.

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Pacific students
at Unitec
Pacific Centre for Learning, Teaching
and Research
The Pacific Centre team provides academic,
personal and cultural support for all Pacific
students. Their services include study workshops,
financial advice, scholarship information, mentoring
and careers guidance. Feel free to use the drop-in
centre and computer facilities while youre there.
The Pacific Centre also supports postgraduate
students and Pacific research projects. They organise
Pacific Orientation activities, Fanau evenings and the
Pacific student graduation dinner, too.
Mentoring
Tuu ke Mau is a mentoring programme for firstyear Pacific students. Your mentors are Pacific staff
who will guide and support you, and help you access
Unitec services.
Scholarships
Unitec offers lots of scholarships for Pacific
students including:
Pacific START awards
Unitec Pacific carpentry scholarships
TEC Pasifika Scholarships for
Building and construction
Plumbing and gasfitting
Electrical engineering
Welding and fabrication
Contact the Pacific Centre on +64 9 815 2949,
email pacific@unitec.ac.nz or visit
www.pacific.unitec.ac.nz

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Everything you need at Unitec
Alumni programme

Learning commons

Banking facilities

Muslim prayer room

Bookshop

On-campus accommodation

Cafs (including a licensed caf)

Research Office and Postgraduate Centre

Career Centre

Shuttle bus service (across the Mt Albert

Chapel

campus, and between Mt Albert and Waitakere)

Chaplains

Squash Centre

Childcare facilities (including Mori Language

Student Exchange Programme (an opportunity

Early Childhood Centre)


Computer labs

to study at Unitec partner institutions in


26 countries around the world)

Copy Centre

Student galleries

Counselling

Student learning centre

Gym

Support centres for Mori and Pacific students

Healthcare facilities including the Student

Support services for students with learning or

Health Centre, Osteopathic Clinic and a pharmacy

physical disabilities

IELTS Test Centre

Unitec Theatre

International Office

USU Students Association

Libraries (two at Mt Albert, one at Waitakere

Veterinary Clinic

and one at the Northern campus)

Jobs on campus
The first IBM Delivery Centre in New Zealand is based at our Mt Albert campus, and there are lots of
well-paid job opportunities for Unitec students. Flexible hours allow you to work around your class
timetable and the Mt Albert location saves you travel time. The IBM Delivery Centre recruits students
from all programmes - its a great way to earn money and get experience while you study. Find out
more at www.unitec.ac.nz/ibmdeliverycentre

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Experience it for yourself
On-campus events

Take a campus tour

We hold special events throughout the year where

See for yourself what our campuses are like!

you can meet Unitec staff, graduates and industry

Campus tours run each Friday afternoon from March

representatives and ask all your burning questions.

until the end of November. Bookings are essential.

For the latest updates keep checking

To find out more call 0800 10 95 10

www.unitec.ac.nz

or email study@unitec.ac.nz

Taster Day

Get some career guidance

Not sure what to expect from tertiary study? Keen

Not sure what to study? Visit the Career Centre

to find out what you might be studying? Spend a

for free career counselling and advice on course

day at Unitec and try a whole range of activities

planning. Once youre a student, we can also help

in the subject youre interested in. Its a great way

you with CVs, cover letters, finding work and

to check out the facilities on offer, experience our

interview skills.

teaching style and see what campus life is like.


Taster Days are open to year 12 and 13 students as
well as people whove already left school and are
thinking of returning to study.

To find out more call +64 9 815 2948,


email career@unitec.ac.nz
or visit www.career.unitec.ac.nz

To find out more call 021 555 285


or email lszabo@unitec.ac.nz

DISCLAIMER: Unitec Institute of Technology has used reasonable care to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate at the time of
publication. However, to the extent permitted by law, Unitec is not liable for, and makes no warranties or representations as to such accuracy and may
change or correct any such information without prior notice. Changes will be available on www.unitec.ac.nz and from Student Central (Te Pae Krero).

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Apply now
Follow these simple steps to apply for the programme of your choice.
Places often fill up quickly so we recommend applying early.

Choose the programme you


want to study
Need some help deciding? Contact Student

receive an offer of place. This might


be conditional on you meeting specific
requirements.

Apply for a place

online, and we recommend doing it early!


check your application.

Acceptance
If you are offered a place you normally have
14 days to accept or decline.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is


You can log in to myUnitec anytime to

Payment
Once you have accepted your place, your

www.apply.unitec.ac.nz

fees are payable. For short courses, fees

No computer access? Phone Student

other programmes, fees need to be paid

Central (Te Pae Krero) on 0800 10 95 10


to order an application pack.

are payable at the time of applying. For all


seven days before you start.
You will either be sent an invoice in the

Acknowledgement

post or you can access your invoice online

We will contact you by post or email to

by logging into myUnitec.

acknowledge that we have received your

Student loans are available to eligible

application form. Check your email spam


folder if you havent heard from us. If you
need to supply more details we will let
you know.

If your application is successful you will

programmes, courses and study paths.


Email study@unitec.ac.nz

Offer of place

Central (Te Pae Krero) for advice on


Phone 0800 10 95 10

students. Find out more from StudyLink


on freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit
www.studylink.govt.nz

Additional admission
requirements

Need some help applying?

Some programmes have additional

frequently asked questions about the

admission requirements. For example,

application process. Check whether weve

you may need to complete additional

answered your question online at

forms, be interviewed, have an audition

www.faqs.unitec.ac.nz

Weve put together answers to the most

or present a portfolio of work. You will be


notified of the details if this is applicable.

Still not sure?


Contact Student Central (Te Pae Krero):
phone 0800 10 95 10,
email study@unitec.ac.nz,
or come in and visit us.

2014 calendar
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Mon 27 Auckland Anniversary Day

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Fri 25 ANZAC Day

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fax +64 9 815 2905
web www.unitec.ac.nz
address Private Bag 92025
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Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Mt Albert campus
139 Carrington Rd
Mt Albert
Auckland 1025
Northern campus
10 Rothwell Ave
Albany
Auckland 0632
Waitakere campus
5-7 Ratanui St
Henderson
Auckland 0612