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Master of Construction Management - CL82

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.

Whether your background is in architecture, building, engineering or project management, build your credentials in construction management to diversify your career in the building industry.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

14/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Online

CRICOS

0101470

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.

Core Units 14 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 14 units.

UNIT INFORMATION

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.

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER
CQUni’s postgraduate construction management courses will provide you with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills of current construction management practices and project management concepts to enhance your current career or move into a career in construction management.

Our construction management courses will also equip you with advanced knowledge to embrace the principles of project management as they apply across different phases of the construction project cycle.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
Benefit from the choice to study our construction management courses on campus at CQUni Perth or Brisbane, or entirely online so you can benefit from the flexibility to study how and when it suits you.

INDUSTRY ALIGNED
Our postgraduate construction management courses are designed in consultation with industry, and integrate practical learning experiences to enhance your studies. Plus, learn from industry professionals with backgrounds in building and construction.


On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Brisbane
Term 1 - 2023Brisbane
Term 2 - 2022Brisbane
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online

Please note, this course is no longer available to study on campus at CQUni Perth in 2022.

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

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.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

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.

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.

Accreditation of the Master of Construction Management (CL82) will be sought from the Royal Australian Institute of Building (AIB) upon the graduation of the first cohort of the course.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$26,712.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

  • Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
  • Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year. 

ABOUT FEES

Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and 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. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

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View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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