• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The graduates of the Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program from University of Newcastle work in a whole range of leadership roles in the construction industry – from project management, to quantity surveying, estimating, contract management, scheduling, facilities management, property development and certification. 
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Overview

Students in this Construction Management (Building) (Honours) programme at University of Newcastle will study a range of courses in construction and building to become highly desirable employees in these fields. They learn how to lead and coordinate physical infrastructure projects, working on site, but playing an indirect role in hands-on building.

Construction managers schedule and coordinate all of the design and construction processes including selecting, hiring and supervising trade contractors. They’re also responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the project.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: learn from experienced industry leaders.
  • The most professionally recognised program in Australia: the Construction Management program is accredited  by five professional bodies giving you a range of employment opportunities across the industry.
  • Flexible study options: work in the industry while you study and bring your insights into the classroom. You can choose to study on-campus, online or a combination of both.
  • Collaborate with industry. Our exclusive $2.6 million-dollar agreement with world-leading construction industry software providers, Buildsoft, lets you contribute to the ongoing development of the system and be mentored by senior Buildsoft personnel.
  • Hands-on learning: build vital industry experience with 16 weeks industrial experience throughout your degree.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities for construction managers are excellent. 97% of the construction management graduates secure a job within four months of graduating (QILT 2018). The graduates work for major construction companies like LendLease, Brookfield Multiplex, Theiss, John Holland, Hansen Yunken, Leighton Contractors, Laing O’Rourke. The average starting salary for a construction manager is over $89,000.

The Australian construction industry is massive and continues to grow - over the past five years, employment in the NSW construction industry has increased by 11%. The industry employs more than 1 million people, accounting for around 9% of the country's total workforce and contributes about 7.8% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

    Take your pick from a range of job possibilities. As a University of Newcastle graduate you can oversee projects from behind the scenes, take on a specialist position, or you might prefer the satisfaction of on-site management and supervision. Typical roles include:

  • building surveyor
  • certifier
  • construction manager
  • estimator
  • facilities manager
  • project manager
  • property developer
  • quantity surveyor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Technology 
  • Construction Ecology
  • Digital Communication in the Built Environment
  • Communication in the Built Environment
  • Construction Law and Legislation
  • Building Codes and Compliance
  • Construction Technology, Sequencing and Representation
  • Construction Management Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 003693G

  • Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29415 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29415 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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