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CL82 - Master of Construction Management

Overview

Course Overview

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 projects (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. 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.


Career Information

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.

Course Details
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) MConstMgt
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Online
Perth
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

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.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management CL83 - Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
Exit Awards CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management CL83 - Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
Professional Accreditation

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.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 30
Second year 40
Third Year 50
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice, as expected by a respected member of the profession.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours in relation to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with CQUniversity policies and procedures.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organizations.
  • Complying with rules and regulations of of the Australian Institute of Building
  • Compliance with the Building Regulator
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating effective communication skills in a range of emerging environments, including the online domain.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of projects and responding appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Understanding and communicating with various relevant mediums (plans and sketches for example) with both the public and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognizing and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during practical placements.
  • Extending communications skills to a range of emerging environments, including the online domain.
  • Competently and appropriately constructing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and having basic computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures related to professional practice.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills to make precise calculations.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to make accurate interpretation of data.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a wide range of projects.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using instruments for measurements.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to be capable of hearing warnings when on site.
  • Interacting effectively with stakeholders including clients, members of the community, tradespeople and other members of the engineering team.
  • Using a computer and other tools.
  • Being able to climb a ladder or steep stairs, walk along scaffolding and traverse a construction site.
Relational Skills

There is 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., 

Reflective Skills

Every construction project within the cycle of project management is completed with lessons learnt a reflective process

Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Transporting field equipment during the data collection phase of projects.
  • Manipulating instruments in tests and measurements.
  • Using knobs and dials in equipment used for field data collection.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Relating positively and effectively to a wide variety of business (construction) and community stakeholders.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments (e.g.quizzes).
  • Participating in ISL lecture/workshop sessions, responding to emails and using MS word to answer assessment tasks.
  • Ability to use digital research database for literature review.
  • Ability to use data analysis software
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the key concepts, and their underlying principles of construction management
  • 2. Critically research contemporary practice and formulate innovative solutions to complex problems within the context of construction management and related practice
  • 3. Justify and communicate construction management principles, ideas and risk in collaborative contexts with professionals, paraprofessionals and the general community
  • 4. Demonstrate a well developed professional judgement when identifying and responding to cultural, ethical and social issues in diverse contexts
  • 5. Plan and execute a substantial research-based project with autonomy
  • 6. Work independently and collaboratively and have cognate skills to critically evaluate and apply feedback to improve performance.
  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.
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