Commercial Construction 1

Course code CON108

This online course will provide you with an understanding of what a Commercial building is. The course will cover how they are constructed, how structural products are used in these, and why specific design is necessary for these larger structures of a commercial nature that are buildings with more than two levels, that have specific requirements in terms of their design, the construction process, and related legislation.

This online course will provide you with an understanding of the structural principles and specific design requirements for multi-levelled buildings.

Watch the course introduction video below for more information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2018 to start 2 Jul 2018
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 & 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $600 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

What you need to know about this course

Students who complete this course will be able to (for a medium building of 3 levels)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of structural principles to include specific design
  • Identify and describe the impacts that a structure of specific design may have on a building taking into account loadings.
  • Identify and describe fire protection systems in a commercial building and how this impacts on design and end use.


100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.