Bachelor of Construction Management
The skyline’s the limit
Build a framework for managing complex constructions. Get comfortable with contracts, quantity and building surveying, estimating, building certification, property development and more. Join a field in chronic need of qualified go-getters.
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What you'll learn
Construction managers have the need for a diverse range of skills to successfully manage the delivery of complex construction projects. Rewards for successful construction managers are considerable as the industry is experiencing a chronic skills shortage.
Employment opportunities for construction managers are excellent. 97% of our construction management graduates secure a job within four months of graduating (QILT 2018). Our 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
- facilities manager
- project manager
- property developer
- quantity surveyor
This degree is fully endorsed by five professional bodies in Australia and internationally. It is accredited by:
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
English Proficiency Requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
Credit for previous study or work
If you have additional qualifications or experience above what is required for admission, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means you can complete your degree faster with less courses to complete. Different pathways are outlined on each degree page.
The skyline’s the limit.
Construction management graduates work in a whole range of leadership roles in the construction industry including construction project management, contract management, quantity surveying, estimating, building surveying, building certification, facilities management, property development and WHS. They lead and coordinate physical building and infrastructure projects and can be site or office based.
The Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Hons) has a high level of professional recognition both in Australia and overseas. Our flexible delivery options make it easy for you to study by distance or work in the industry while completing your degree.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
In the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program students are required to complete 320 units, which is comprised of:
- 270 units of core courses;
- 10 units of directed courses; and
- 40 units of elective courses.
No more than 120 units can be at 1000 level; and at least 40 units must be taken at each level from the 2000 level and above for this program.
To meet the award requirements of this program, you must successfully complete 320 credits points.
Choose your subjects
An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Students should be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level unit courses when selecting their elective pathway.