Bachelor of Construction

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Subject area

Building Construction Management

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
New Zealand University Entrance:
NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include
14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects*
and
Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and
Mathematics - 12 credits in Maths at Level 2 or above (excluding Statistics)

Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact Ara for requirements.

* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects/

Alternative Requirements
Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills while not meeting the above requirements may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

English Requirements
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us 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.
Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
Admission
Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to enable school leavers and people seeking re-training or career change to gain knowledge, skills and personal attributes or dispositions to work in the construction industry as construction managers or quantity surveyors working with residential and commercial buildings, major construction projects and specialist areas.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:

$50,000

Median earnings one year after study

$57,000

Median earnings two years after study

$64,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

75%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by:

CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator

Website:

http://crazygames.com/scholarship

Value:

$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates

Provided by:

Capstone Editing - Director and Head Editor

Website:

https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/

Value:

A$3,000 to one undergraduate student per year

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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