Bachelor of Construction

Southern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Building Construction Management

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Entry requirements

Application by Academic Qualification

Students will have achieved NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand university entrance requirements including:
* three subjects at level 3, each with a minimum of 14 credits from NZQA's list of approved subjects (normally including a mathematics subject and a science or technology subject),
and
* Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
and
* Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above.
OR
completed the New Zealand Diploma in Construction
OR
equivalent.

Special Admission
Application by Mature Entry
(20 years of age and above)

Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, mature aged applicants who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided they have successfully completed an approved course or programme, or have relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance,
or
Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),
or
Successful completion of a Bachelor 's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States,
or
Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding 2 years:
* IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
* TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
* TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
* Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
* OET at Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
* NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current:
a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional) b) Level 5
* Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
* Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
* Trinity ISE ISE11 with no less than distinction in any band
or
Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction,
or
Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements
or
Have successfully completed a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States,
or
Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA,
or
Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Construction aims to develop graduates who have the intellectual rigour, skills and capability needed by construction professionals. The qualification is aimed at secondary students who have achieved the requisite entrance qualifications, at recent certificate or diploma graduates (in Architectural Technology or Construction or Project Management or Quantity Surveying) wishing to undertake a degree programme of study, and at people working in the construction industry wishing to obtain a more senior position. It will be of interest to building inspectors, building practitioners, construction managers, contract supervisors, project managers, and quantity surveyors. Students will focus on an area of specialisation (Construction Management or Project Management or Quantity Surveying) relevant to their future career path. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates will benefit from the knowledge and specialist skills that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

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

Mary Adeline Allen Scholarship

Provided by:

Kelston Deaf Education Centre - The Tertiary Co-ordinator

Website:

http://www.kdec.school.nz/Education/Scholarships

Value:

Up to $3,000.

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Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.

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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 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977
Email: info@sit.ac.nz
Web: http://www.sit.ac.nz

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