Construction Programming and Construction Methodology

Course code CQS103

This online course will enable you to develop a pre and post contract programme for a medium construction project.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

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
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2019 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
    2019 :  
    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  

Students who complete this course will be able to establish a construction programme for a medium building by

  • Establishing a pre-tender methodology to identify activities, resources and time frames required for a given building and place into a Gantt chart.
  • Providing for a given building a post-tender methodology and define the relationships of activities in a construction programme.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the inter-relationships of construction activities and resources in a construction programme.
  • Sequence construction activities and resources and place into a construction programme.
  • Adjust activities in a construction programme for a medium building during construction.


This course is 100% internally assessed

Other requirements

As Microsoft Projects is the most widely used software in the current construction industry, we have based our course on the same software. The course will have a series of video tutorials to help you understand this software. Since Microsoft Projects is only available on the Windows OS, you will need to have access to a Windows PC to complete this course.

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.