Master of Construction Management
|Duration||2 years full-time, 4 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 3, 2023|
|Study mode||On Campus, Online|
CQUniversity's Master of Construction Management prepares you to meet the current and future challenges of the building industry and embraces the principles of project management as it applies across different phases of the construction project cycle to achieve successful project outcomes, including time frames, cost, quality, safety and sustainability. You will develop an advanced knowledge of construction land planning and building legislation, construction measurement, cost planning and the use of building information modelling (BIM) as it applies to construction – a technological competency that is rapidly becoming a core requirement for design and construction professionals.
CQUniversity's Master of Construction Management is ideal for you if you are looking to build your construction management credentials for a career as a construction manager and you hold a three-year bachelor degree in areas related to construction such as architecture, building, construction management, engineering or project management.
A career in construction management is in high demand in today’s financial climate with employment opportunities worldwide. The building industry contributes substantially to the economy and provides housing, schools, hospitals, offices, factories and many other amenities for the community, nationally and throughout the world.
In this course, you will learn about the process of building construction from land planning and building legislation, procurement, risk management, and contract administration, and the use of building information modelling (BIM) as it applies to construction. With a focus on construction management and project management, you will gain skills and knowledge to embrace the principles of project management as they apply across different phases of the construction project cycle to achieve successful project outcomes in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and sustainability. As part of this course, you will complete a research project unit where you will have the opportunity to engage in applied research for a project relevant to the construction industry. This unit will also enable you to interact early with industry and apply your knowledge to a relevant work-based problem.
Construction managers plan, organise and control activities associated with a wide range of building projects. Employment opportunities exist in government departments, construction, building and sub-contracting companies, federal, state and local government departments and authorities and corporations with a large building portfolio.
Structure & Availability
You are required to complete 15 units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 3, 2023||Brisbane, Sydney|
|Term 1, 2024||Brisbane, Sydney|
|Term 2, 2024||Brisbane, Sydney|
|Term 3, 2024||Brisbane|
|Term 3, 2023||Available Online|
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 3, 2024||Available Online|
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Project Management Internship - PPMP20017
4 days a week for total 10 weeks. It applies 9.00am to 05.00pm working hours for a day working; therefore, 7.25 hours per day and 29 hours per week for total 10 weeks.
In terms of student workload, twelve hours of study per week is recommended for each unit undertaken with 6 credit points whereas twenty four hours of study per week is recommended for each unit undertaken with 12 credit points.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:
A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent 3-year Bachelor of Project Management; with a minimum of 2-years relevant industry employment experience; or
A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent 3-year Bachelor degree in a relevant field*; or
A completed CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Construction Management.
*Relevant fields include: Architecture, Building, Construction Management, Engineering.
^ Industry experience must relate to construction management. Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$27,856.50|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Government assistance loans
You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
How to apply
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