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.


On Campus




2 years full-time, 4 years part-time


Brisbane, Sydney



Construction managers plan and organize, and control activities relating to high and low-rise buildings including residential, commercial and government projects. In this course, you will learn about the process of building construction from land planning and building legislation, procurement, risk management, contract administration, and the use of building information modelling (BIM) as it applies to construction.

As a construction manager, you will 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. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. The course has been designed in a manner you can study the final year opting through two streams: research stream and internship stream.

The research stream (as required by the research units in the course curriculum) provide you with the opportunity to engage in applied research for a project relevant to the construction industry. These projects will also enable you to interact early with the industry and apply your knowledge to a relevant work-based problem. Alternatively, you can opt for an internship, and if you are eligible, you will be placed at a host organisation to further develop your skills and competencies and obtain authentic experience in construction management.

Given the national and international demand for large scale projects, this course through both streams will develop construction management graduates with employment skills relevant to the local and international construction sectors.

Core Units 15 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None
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On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane Sydney
Term 1 - 2024Brisbane
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane Sydney
Term 2 - 2024Brisbane
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane Sydney
Term 3 - 2024Brisbane
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Project Management InternshipPPMP200174 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.
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.

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Each student will be assessed individually.

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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
International Indicative First Term Fee$15,600.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$31,200.00
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