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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

AUD32,430 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Program code: 12331
CRICOS code: 003693G

Study a degree in construction management

The skyline’s the limit.

Construction management graduates 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. Students 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 building and infrastructure projects, and can be site or office based.

Construction managers lead and coordinate all of the design and construction processes including liaising with other consultants and selecting, hiring and supervising various 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.
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What you will study

Our courses directly reflect the needs of industry, across the full spectrum of construction management roles. Learn critical workplace skills in:

  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Building surveying
  • Communication
  • Construction ecology
  • Construction technology
  • Contract administration
  • Economics
  • Facilities management
  • Finance
  • Health and safety
  • Law
  • Management
  • Procurement
  • Tendering and estimating

Collaborate with your peers on problem-solving assignments, whether you are studying your degree on-campus or online. You’ll demonstrate the knowledge you develop through applied project work rather than exams.

Broaden your skill base by undertaking elective courses from a wide range of industry relevant topics. You’ll also complete a 16-week work placement.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

Additional documents

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98% Employed ? of Construction Management graduates found employment within four months
Top 100 in the world ? for architecture & built environment
$111,000 ? national average salary for construction managers
No. 1 ? in NSW for skills development, median salary and student support (Architecture)

Career opportunities

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
  • estimator
  • facilities manager
  • project manager
  • property developer
  • quantity surveyor

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

This degree is fully endorsed by six professional bodies in Australia and internationally. It is accredited by:

These accreditations reflect the direct relationship between what you’ll learn in the degree and the requirements of various sectors of the construction industry.

Practical experience

Practical experience

All University of Newcastle construction management students must complete 16 weeks of industrial experience during their degree. This can be completed in one block or as shorter placements of no less than two weeks. Through your work placement you’ll build vital professional networks and put your learning into practice.