The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (GDCM) forms part of the Master of Construction Management (MCM) and includes principles of project management as it applies across different phases of the construction cycle to achieve successful project outcomes in terms of time, cost, quality, safety, and sustainability for construction projects. This course provides the basis for exciting careers as construction managers and assists with employment areas of Construction Management principles and includes; Project Management principles; Construction Procurement, Construction Contract Administration, Construction Rick Management and Construction Technology.
The course aims to improve the course learning outcomes and students will learn the general principles of project management within the context of specific construction management techniques.
The course is appropriate for people seeking careers in construction management, project management from a national and international construction management perspective. It also provides valuable education for those seeking a broader career basis such as; architecture, builders, engineers, quality surveys, construction economists, and facilities managers.
This course will provide opportunities for students to advance their studies in construction management in either full-time or part-time modes.
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. There are many employment opportunities for construction management professionals from a national and international perspective.
|1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
|Credit Points that Must be Earned
|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.
|Qualification (post nominal)
|Level 8: Graduate Diploma
Indicative Year - 2024
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
No Residential School for this course.
|Number of Students
|Course Learning Outcomes
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
|Number of units: 8
|Total credit points: 48
Students will study the following units as part of the Graduate Diploma of Construction Management.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:
|Project Management Concepts
|Initiating and Planning Projects
|Leading Lean Projects
|Executing and Closing Projects
|Construction Risk Management
|Construction Contract Administration