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Introduction to Construction management

Looking for a career that combines craftsmanship with project management? A future in construction management could be for you.

Study an online course in construction management and you’ll learn how to bring the biggest of ideas to life. 

Learn what’s required for residential construction versus commercial. Get knee-deep in sustainability. Become a trusted professional with a legal lens. Persuade your stakeholders with impeccable communication.

Construction management courses online can give you all of these skills and more. Better yet, with online study you can make it happen with the ultimate flexibility. 

Conrad studied construction management with Curtin University through Open Universities Australia

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Construction management study FAQs

  • Construction management courses combine technical and practical skills that empower you to analyse problems, meet administrative needs, understand ideas and bring them to fruition. 

    Depending on the university and particular course you choose to enrol in, you’ll cover topics such as:

    • Sustainability 
    • Quantity surveying
    • Scheduling and estimating
    • Administration
    • Project management
    • Communication
  • Depending on the university you wish to study with, a course in construction management can require an ATAR score of anywhere between 60 and 80. Each university’s entry requirements will be slightly different.

    Didn’t get the ATAR you need, or don’t have one at all? You can still study construction management at a university level and graduate with credible qualifications. 

    Simply enrol in a few open enrolment subjects through Open Universities Australia, and you can use your passing grades to gain entry into a bachelor or diploma course. Tick the ‘entry through single subjects’ box on the course search page under ‘entry options’ and you’ll find a range of courses delivered by leading Australian universities that don’t require an ATAR. 

    Speak with our friendly student advisors for more information about which single subjects you can start without entry requirements to pave your future in construction management. 

  • Online study, no matter the subject area, allows you to achieve your goals on your terms. Study during your lunch break, while your baby naps, or once you’ve clocked off work for the day.

    You may already have a career that takes up the majority of your time. One that you’d like to shift out of without resigning just yet. If this is you, a Diploma of Construction Management  or Bachelor of Construction Management online might be your answer. 

    Study through Open Universities Australia, and you may choose to enrol in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) online, working towards your goals from the comfort of your home, without impeding on your current responsibilities. 

  • There are a lot of reasons to study your course online through us.

    • You can enrol without entry requirements 
      We have a unique open-door policy that makes it possible for everyone to enrol in university study, no matter their academic history. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a degree, we’ll help you get in through single undergraduate subjects and transition into a qualification from there.
    • You have total control over how you study
      Upskill without committing to a whole degree upfront. Or enrol in a full degree, but take it a subject at a time. We’ll introduce you to flexible study options you didn’t even know about, so you can fit uni around what matters to you.
    • You’ll graduate with the same qualification as an on-campus student
      Once you enrol through us, you’ll study online with the university that provides your degree. This means that when you complete your qualification, you’ll graduate with the same degree as on-campus students.
    • We’ll help you navigate the university world
      Our friendly student advisors will be your guide every step of the enrolment journey. They'll help you compare universities, choose a course, provide documentation and understand your finance options.
  • Study construction management courses online and you could start a career as a building contractor, site manager or surveyor. 

    If moving large jobs through a pipeline is more your style, you might look into a career as a construction project manager or property developer—the kind of person who ensures building sites are a success from start to finish.

    A quantity surveyor is another path you might choose to take. In this role, you’ll estimate and monitor the costs of infrastructure. It’s an ideal field if you’re financially minded. 

    Visit our blog to read more about the careers you can explore with a construction management degree. 
  • Before starting an enrolment, it’s important to read the entry requirements for your chosen course to ensure that you’re eligible to apply. If you don’t quite meet the requirements, we can help you find a pathway into your course through open-entry subjects, which anyone can study. Chat with us to find out more.

  • Here at Open Universities Australia, we make enrolling online as straightforward as possible. To get started, find the course for you by browsing the options on this page. You can also compare different qualifications using our handy comparison tool, or request help from one of our student advisors.

    When you’ve made your choice, click ‘Apply now’ on the relevant course page and follow the prompts to begin your enrolment. We’ll ask you to supply some supporting documentation, including proof of your identity, your tax file number, and a unique student identifier (USI) during this process.

    Your university will get in touch with you via email to confirm whether or not your application has been successful.

    If you get stuck at any time, reach out to us and we’ll talk you through it.

    You can also take a look at our online self-service enrolling instructions.

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