Construction managers plan and organise, 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, and 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 research project provides you with 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. Given the national and international demand for large scale projects this course will develop construction management graduates with employment skills relevant to the local and international construction sectors.
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.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MCM|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
A completed 3 year Bachelor Degree, or equivalent, in one of the following areas of study:
Degrees completed in a related field will be assessed for compatibility with the Masters on a case by case basis by the School.
Ten hours of study per week for each unit undertaken.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CL83 - Graduate Diploma of Construction Management|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
There are several layers of relationships between the Construction manager and the subcategories e.g., construction procurement, construction contract administration etc., their clients, their workforce and regulators etc., Also, it is important maintaining those positive working relationships with them for timely delivery of milestones of a construction project.
Every construction project within the cycle of project management is completed with lessons learnt a reflective process. Hence, you are required to reflect past experience or learned lessons of past projects to issues, cases and situations of current construction projects and modify the practice during the project.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 14||Total credit points: 96|
You will begin by studying the following units:
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PPMP20007||Project Management Concepts|
|PPMP20008||Initiating and Planning Projects|
|PPMP20009||Leading Lean Projects|
|PPMP20010||Executing and Closing Projects|
|BLCN28002||Construction Risk Management|
|BLCN28003||Construction Contract Administration|
You will then complete the following advanced units:
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BLCN29002||Construction Land Planning and Building Legislation|
|BLCN29004||Construction Procurement and Cost Planning|
|BLCN29005||Building Information Modelling (BIM)|
|ENRP20001||Engineering Research Project Planning|
|ENRP20003||Engineering Research Project Implementation|