Graduate degree pathway

How to become a construction manager

      What will I study?

      3 yearsBachelors degree
      2 yearsMaster of Construction Management

      1. Choose an undergraduate degree

      At Melbourne you can tailor your undergraduate degree through a Bachelor of Design, or study any undergraduate discipline and specialise with postgraduate study.

      As a student in the Bachelor of Design, you’ll use innovative processes to solve problems creatively, and determine solutions for a better future. You will develop knowledge and skills, and study real projects within the built environment, engineering, performing and visual arts, and technology disciplines. You can focus on one or two majors, or complete a major and a minor.

      If you choose to study in another undergraduate discipline, the graduate program will provide the foundation studies for students with non-construction backgrounds.

      Undergraduate degreeMajor
      Bachelor of Design
      Bachelor of Science

      2. Enter the Master of Construction Management

      Next, you will choose the Master of Construction Management to manage the social, technological, financial and environmental challenges facing the construction industry today.

      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 two or two and a half years.