Master of Construction Management

  • CRICOS code: 061198J


The Master of Construction Management is offered as a 2–3 year degree depending on your prior qualifications.

Course structure

Our construction management students study several core and elective subjects, which enables them to focus on their chosen area of specialisation. Regardless of whether you are starting your career in construction or coming from industry to further develop your expertise, you will find a specialisation that suits your career aspirations.

3-year stream

Students from non-construction backgrounds will enter the three-year program and complete a series of foundation construction subjects before undertaking a specialisation in order to meet accreditation requirements.

If your previous study is in a related background, such as architecture or civil engineering, you may have completed some subjects which are equivalent to the first-year core subjects and eligible for Advanced Standing (credit).

Students in the 300-point stream will complete:

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

2-year stream

If you have completed a construction major in your bachelor’s degree or subjects which are equivalent to all the first-year core subjects, then you may be eligible for credit for these subjects and start in the second year.

Students in the 200-point stream will 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.

  • Building
  • Cost management
  • Project management

Advanced Standing (also known as credit or recognition of prior learning)

Students who are deemed to have completed prior studies equivalent to subjects in the Master of Construction Management may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

Applications for Advanced Standing are assessed at the time of course application and you will need to provide detailed subject descriptions for an assessment to be undertaken. Factors considered include:

  • Subject content
  • Assessment details
  • Contact hours
  • Credit points value

Advanced standing is awarded in accordance with the Credit, Advanced Standing, and Accelerated Entry Policy. You will be advised of Advanced Standing outcomes in your Offer Letter.

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