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.
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)||MConstMgt|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Indicative Year - 2022
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.
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.
|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|
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|
No Residential School for this course.
|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.|
|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 email@example.com. 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: 15||Total credit points: 96|
You are required to complete the award using one of the following two streams: Research or Internship.
Regardless of the stream, Students will study 12 core units (as shown below) as part of the award of Master of Construction Management.
Please refer to the 'More Details' tab of the course handbook for study planners of the course (full time and part time).
|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|
|BLCN29002||Construction Land Planning and Building Legislation|
|BLCN29004||Construction Procurement and Cost Planning|
|BLCN29005||Building Information Modelling (BIM)|
To complete this stream, you must achieve two compulsory research units as shown below.
Upon the completion of the award through this stream, you may be eligible to enroll in a PhD.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PPMP20019||Research Project 1|
|PPMP20016||Research Project 2|
To be eligible for this stream, you must apply for the internship, and undergo a series of interviews with prospective host organizations. Generally, internship students will spend 290 hours of 10 consecutive weeks with the internship host organization applying the knowledge you have gained over the course of study before returning to the campus to present your learning experience.
The internship is scheduled for you to take it in your last term of study and associated assessments will need to be completed throughout the term. You are strongly advised to consult course advisers for an effective and suitable study planner ensuring the course completion within the shortest possible time.
As an internship stream student, you need to complete the following three compulsory units in addition to 12 core units:
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PPMP20017||Project Management Internship|
|PPMP20012||Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems|
|PPMP20014||Complex Project Management|