Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Construction management is not just about building sites: it’s about the bigger picture. Develop the skills to manage people and resources to ensure the safe delivery of buildings.In this degree, you’ll gain extensive knowledge of developments in urban cities, the increasing need for residential and commercial properties, and the renovation of elements of the built environment.Developed in response to industry demand, the subjects in this degree will take you through the skills you need in planning, coordination and control of a project, from inception through to to completion.You will develop the knowledge and technical skills to deliver construction projects safely, and build confidence in managing the process from start to finish.
Year 1-The first year will introduce you to the construction and property industries, and set the foundations for your learning for the following three years. You will also be taught basic construction management skills. Year 2-Studying the construction process and technology in greater detail, you'll learn how to plan, cost and schedule construction. Your studies will also cover how buildings work and what is required to create sustainable structures. To help you become an industry leader, you will be given broader skills in areas such as law, economics and leadership. Year 3-Third-year courses explore commercial construction in greater detail and you'll gain the skills to manage complex construction projects. A research methods course will build the foundation for your research project in Year 4. Your final year prepares you to move into industry. All your learnings will come together in a capstone project where you’ll have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a realistic construction simulation. You will also complete a research project, including writing a thesis and producing poster presentations.
Standard entry requirements
- You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12. Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics, or equivalent studies.
It is accredited under the following industry bodies: Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AIQS), Australian Institute of Building (AIB).
Graduates of the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) and the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) are eligible for exemptions of up to 1.5 years from the 4-year degree.
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The type of careers this qualification leads to may include site manager, construction manager, quantity surveyor, project manager.