Study Quantity Surveying – Bachelor of Construction

Interested in becoming a quantity surveyor? The Quantity Surveying major in the Bachelor of Construction prepares you for this essential construction industry career.

The Quantity Surveying major has a focus on contract management, costing and commercial management in the construction industry.

Once you graduate with a Bachelor of Construction in Quantity Surveying, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge for a career as a quantity surveyor.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Construction.

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You complete 120 points from core courses, 120 points from major courses, 60 points from a compulsory minor in Professional Practice, and 60 points from a second minor (from either the Bachelor of Construction or another degree at AUT) or from electives.

Year 1

As part of your first year, you’ll study four core courses that provide the foundation knowledge required for the Bachelor of Construction. You’ll also study two courses from your major, and one course from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

Year 2

You become more specialised in your chosen major. In your second year you’ll also study two core courses alongside your major courses, as well as two courses from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

Plus two courses from your chosen minor.

Year 3

In your third and final year you complete a final core course alongside your major courses, and a 30-point project. You also complete the final course from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

*Enrolment in ENBU795 is subject to approval of the programme director.

Plus two courses from your chosen minor.

Minor you can include as part of your study

Construction Process minor

Year 2 courses

Year 3 courses

Other minor options

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Career opportunities when you study quantity surveying

Quantity surveyors are an essential part of the construction industry. They combine the technical understanding of how construction takes place (in all forms; infrastructure, commercial and residential projects) with the commercial realities of the construction industry.

These professionals bring together the necessary understanding of large, complex construction projects, and the ability to work with a wide range of people with diverse skillsets and backgrounds.

Roles include:

  • Quantity surveyor for client, main contractor or sub-contractor
  • Project manager
  • Cost manager
  • Building control officer
  • Estimator
Key features
  • Quantity surveyors are in high demand
  • On the Immigration NZ long-term skill shortage list
  • Designed to meet academic accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Access to high-quality teaching facilities, labs and teaching expertise
See yourself as
  • Good at solving problems
  • An analytical thinker
  • Able to develop pragmatic, robust solutions

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.