Advanced Diploma in Construction Management
GISM Advanced Diploma in Construction Management has two majors; Advanced Diploma in Construction and Advanced Diploma in Quantity Surveying. This course provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of Building and Construction Engineering, including a broad understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts. The course also covers a similar area to the first year programmes of Bachelor Degree in Construction in order to provide the student with a basic knowledge and understanding the theory and practices to proceed at Advanced levels of the Degree course at Massey University, New Zealand.
Advanced Diploma in Construction Management: minimum of 120 credits
Requirements (Credit, Non-credit and Elective Modules):
There are two major Degree Pathways: Bachelor of Construction and Bachelor of Quantity Surveying. The first year is common for both the majors and second year has two different papers to choose for Constructions and Quantity Surveying majors.
In the first year (stage 1), there are seven (07) credit modules, one (01) elective credit module to select from two elective modules and one (01) non-credit module for the students to complete in two semesters in stage 1 (first year).In order to successfully complete this course, students are required to obtain 120 credits for Eight (08) modules and also pass all the non-credit modules as shown in the paper/module summary in this document. On successfully completion, “Advanced Diploma in Construction” or “Advanced Diploma in Quantity Surveying” will be awarded by the Graduate Institute of Science and Management (GISM) to the students depending on the major they followed and this certificate is accepted by Massey University, New Zealand on agreement to allow students to join second year of their Bachelor of Construction or Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Degree programme, respectively on credit transfer basis.
Diploma in Construction / Quantity Surveying – first year at GISM Campus, Sri Lanka.
Upon successful completion of Diploma, students can directly enter to the 2nd year of Bachelor of Construction Management / Quantity Surveying– BConst. in Construction Management BConst. in Quantity Surveying – at Massey University, New Zealand.
First Year (Diploma in Construction)
- Introduction to Construction Technology
- Principles of Finance
- Building Sustainability and Workplace Health & Safety
- Real-world problem handling and communication skill development
- Business Mathematics
- Business Statistics
- Engineering Communication, CAD and Modeling for Construction
- Measurement Methods and Introduction to Built Environment
- Properties of Construction Materials
- Legal and Social Environment
You could find work in business or non-profit organizations in a huge range of industries;
- General Management
- Project management and quantity surveying consultancies
- Construction companies
- Building renovation and earthquake strengthening
- Public Administration
- Property development or property management
- Industrial and commercial building services
The research skills developed on this course will also allow you to continue on to postgraduate study including possible PhD research within the school and a further academic career.
Minimum three “S” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination or London (A/L) Examination, including Combined Mathematics or Mathematics OR,
Minimum three “S” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old Syllabus) including at least a minimum “S” pass for Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics OR,
GISM Foundation Programme (Successfully completion with B average)
AND, Selection by interview.