Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying is about training to be a quantity surveyor.

Quantity surveyors measure and price the inputs to construction projects such as buildings, bridges, highways, and dams.

Studying in this area involves learning to estimate quantities and costs from plans alone and as a project proceeds to completion.

This includes cost planning and estimation, cost-benefit analysis, contract documentation, tendering and procurement, dispute resolution, project management, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Quantity surveyor
  • Building surveyor
  • Procurement officer
  • Tender manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Negotiator
  • Project manager
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

174% of national
median earnings


Employment

73%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
20%
Further study
5%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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