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Master of Construction (Building Technology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ
  • All courses are delivered in block mode.

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Entry requirements

Master of Construction 120 credits

Admission to the Master of Construction (Building Technology) 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 (Building Technology) 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.


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.


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.

Master of Construction (Building Technology)

Compulsory courses

218.730 Construction Project Management (15 credits)
218.761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings (15 credits)
218.770 Advanced Construction Technology (15 credits)
228.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design (15 credits)

Plus either

Elective course (15 credits) and 218.810 Research Report (45 credits)


218.820 Dissertation (60 credits)

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