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Join the Master of Construction (Building Technology) - the only postgraduate building technology qualification in New Zealand.
Learn how to make more efficient energy use of facilities and how to create a healthy facility with the only building technology qualification in New Zealand.
During the Massey University’s Master of Construction (Buildng Technology) you will learn how to design and manage healthy and energy efficient homes and workplaces, from principles to applications.
The Master of Contruction has a focus on energy management and healthy buildings and is the only university course that looks at indoor air quality, healthy building and energy issues.
You will learn from senior faculty members and industry experts. Our staff have extensive experience and are working at the global forefront of research into healthy buildings. It is an opportunity for you to learn the latest developments in this area and take this learning back into your organisation and career.
As well as specific learning around facilities management, you will gain skills in front-end general project management issues such as development, finance, planning and scheduling, contract and stakeholder management. This is supplemented by elective modules from other construction-related endorsements or schools according to your professional specialisation.
Our lecturers come from a range of relevant sectors such as architectural technology, environmental engineering, construction, engineering, and IT. International participants feature strongly on all intakes. This wide mix of expertise allows for you to have meaningful exchange and interaction at this postgraduate level. Staff are very active in research on healthy buildings allowing students to be at the cutting edge of this fast growing area.
The curriculum is flexible to meet your unique study preferences and for your convenience. A full-time option is offered over one year, while the part-time option allows you to work while you study via block study mode, coupled with an interactive virtual learning environment. All courses are delivered in block study mode with Contact Workshops on the Auckland campus.
The built environment affects, and is affected by many external influences. During this programme, you will gain a global perspective of the social, political and ethical influences on building and construction and learn how to overlay these in your decision-making process.
Your learning takes place in an environment of diversity, integrity and transparency. The environment replicates, and reflects the standards of the construction management profession itself.
This degree is 120 credits, meaning you can complete in only one year full time. You can enter this programme if you have an approved four year degree, a three year degree and a postgraduate diploma, or a three year degree and two years relevant work experience.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.
Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.
The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the molecular characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the biomolecular and biochemical processes in the cell can lead to better medicines, new methods for combating diseases.
The basis of the two-year master’s programme in Life Science and Technology is formed by research carried out in the life sciences and chemistry groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). Researchers take a science-based approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalized medicine, systems biology and sustainable use of biological sources. Starting from day one, and during the whole master programme you are a member of a research team in the LIC. Guided by a personal mentor, the student assembles a tailor-made educational programme for optimal training to become a life sciences professional.
Read more about our Life Science and Technology programme.
Find more reasons to study Life Science and Technology at Leiden University.
If you are interested in Life Science and you are looking for a programme with ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path, our Life Science and Technology programme is the right choice. The programme addresses societal problems on a molecular and cellular level. You can also choose a specialisation where you combine one year of Life Science and Technology research with one year of training in business, communication or education.
Read more about the entry requirements for Life Science and Technology.
Become an expert in the science behind buildings and increase your understanding of the connections between architecture, engineering, testing and building research.
You'll explore building construction and performance, how building materials function, sustainability in the industry and the relationship between buildings and their environment. Learn to question, test and explain these elements and become confident in your knowledge as a building scientist.
You'll also get a practical grounding in how buildings impact on the natural world through their design, construction, operation and maintenance.
Learn through a combination of taught courses and a written thesis that involves self-directed research.
The Master of Building Science is professionally recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB).
In your first year, you'll take courses exploring advanced construction theory, practice and technology integration, the principles of project management and sustainable engineering systems.
You'll also look at green building assessment systems and the use of energy within buildings, the interaction of buildings and the environment, and advanced research techniques, including historical and theoretical approaches.
In the second year, you'll complete a written thesis under supervision from the academic staff in the School of Architecture. You can extend your undergraduate specialisation in Project Management or Sustainable Engineering Systems, or explore another area of interest.
Current research topics in the School include:
You'll be part of a strong culture of research and work with experienced staff who have published a variety of scholarly articles, books and conference papers.
The MBSc will take you two years to complete if you're studying full time or you can take up to four years part time.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.
Postgraduate study will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. Make the most of opportunities to attend events, seminars, workshops and social functions.
You'll also benefit from the expertise of working professionals through the Faculty's connections with local industry.
A Master of Building Science can open doors to a career in mainstream architecture. You might start your own practice or work as an employee in a firm or government organisation. You could work as a construction project manager, a sustainable systems engineer or as a consultant. Other jobs might be a lighting adviser or designer, building consent adviser, fire design and regulations analyst, acoustic engineer and quantity surveyor.