The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
N/A (Median SR)
71.13 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
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

UON 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 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?

  • Our graduates are job-ready. They rated us number 1 in NSW for overall skills development, and in 2016, 92% of our graduates were employed within four months of graduating.
  • We're the most professionally recognised in Australia for Construction Management with accreditation by five professional bodies. This gives you a range of employment opportunities across the industry.
  • Flexible study options make it easy for you to work in the industry while you study and bring your insights into the classroom. You can study courses 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.

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.

View the full course list

92% Employed ? within four months of graduation
Top 100 in the world ? for architecture & built environment
$89,000 ? average starting salary for construction management graduates

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities for construction managers are excellent. In 2016, 92% of UON’s construction management graduates had a job within four months of graduating. 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 UON 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 UON 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.