Career Pathways

Become a construction manager

Learn to manage the construction process end-to-end

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelors degree
2 years Master of Construction Management

Why study with us?

Kick start your career in the construction industry or enhance your existing expertise to advance your career with the professionally accredited Master of Construction Management.

Participate in real-world projects ranging across the full construction management cycle, preparing you for the realities of professional life.

Learn to work in a large project team with professionals of different disciplines to resolve construction and design objectives.

Focus your studies on a specialist area and develop your expertise.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

In the Master of Construction Management you choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Building
  • Cost Management
  • Project Management.

Depending on your specialisation, you may work in any of the following:

  • General construction companies
  • Quantity surveying organisations
  • Project management firms
  • Trade specialists
  • Specialised consultancies
  • Institutional bodies
  • Research Institutions.

What are the study options?

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First you need to meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Construction requires you to complete an undergraduate degree in any area with a weighted average mark of 65%.

You will also be required to submit a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining relevant prior study and work experience and motivation to undertake the program.

Other entry pathways

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia baseed on your ATAR.

Discover more about Graduate Degree Packages

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

Discover more about Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars


The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you

Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills, to manage the social, technological, financial and environmental challenges facing the construction industry today.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Learn from world-leading academics and industry practitioners working to improve the way we live and the places we live in.

Practical skills

Practical skills

Participate in our wide range of industry opportunities, developing practical skills for a meaningful career.

Talk to us

Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.