Master of Construction Management

    • CRICOS Code: 061198J

    What will I study?


    The Master of Construction Management is a 300 point or 3-year program. The first 100 points (1 year) is made up of foundation study tailored to students from non-construction backgrounds. Students from cognate backgrounds such as construction management and semi-cognate backgrounds such as Architecture or Civil Engineering will often have completed appropriate studies that will allow them to receive credit for up to the first year of the program, reducing the duration to 2 or 2.5 years.

    Graduates of the Master of Construction Management will:

    • Be able to demonstrate a high level of technical understanding of the design of buildings and associated construction processes and solutions
    • Have an understanding of a broad range of management theory underpinning its practical application in the delivery of construction projects to meet the client’s cost, time, aesthetic, functional and operational requirements
    • Recognise and understand how projects are evaluated, structured and delivered in terms of risk allocations and contractual obligations
    • Be problem solvers, able to research, analyse, evaluate and discuss a wide range of construction technologies and management strategies applicable to the practice of construction management
    • Understand the principles and practices of managing, motivating and leading people who work in construction project teams.

    300 Point Entry

    All students must complete:

    • 100 points of first-year core subjects.
    • 125 points of core specialisation subjects.
    • 25 points of specialisation electives.
    • 50 points of multidisciplinary electives.

    200 Point Entry

    All students must complete:

    • 125 points of core specialisation subjects.
    • 25 points of specialisation electives.
    • 50 points of multidisciplinary electives.


    All students are required to complete one of the following specialisations after completing the compulsory 100-point first-year program. See below for a description of the specialisations with core and elective subjects.

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    The specialisation in building is conceived for those students who aspire to become construction managers and work with medium to large general contracting companies. It has a strong technical component concerned with construction planning, contract administration and site operations.