Master of Construction

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Entry requirements

Master of Construction 120 credits

Admission to the Master of Construction requires you to have:

  • a Bachelor of Construction and the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction, or equivalent qualifications; or
  • a Bachelor of Construction or equivalent qualification plus a minimum of 2 years approved experience in the Construction Sector in a professional capacity.

Master of Construction 120 credits (Thesis pathway)

In addition to the above requirements, admission to the Master of Construction by thesis (90 or 120 credits of research) requires that you will have achieved a Grade Average of B over the qualifying 700-level courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction, or equivalent qualification.

Documents you will need to supply to support your application:

  • a copy of your academic transcript/s
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years)
  • A short summary of your research interests (200 words or less). Required if you intend on a pathway which includes at least 90 credits of research.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Construction structure

You will follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising any compulsory courses from the Schedule and at least 45 credits of research.

Specialisations

The Master of Construction may be awarded with or without a subject.

Subjects available are: Building Technology, Construction, Law, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management, Quantity Surveying.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

Maximum time to completion

All requirements must be completed within four years of first enrolling in the Master of Construction.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Courses

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

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How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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