Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Reach higher in modern construction

Advancing technology is creating exciting opportunities for the construction industry. Innovative digital engineering, modelling and automation techniques are changing what’s possible.

Worldwide, demand is soaring for graduates with skills and understanding in these areas, together with a firm grasp of contemporary building, project management and sustainability practices. Our new Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) will prepare you to take a leading role.

What will you do?

Taught over four years full-time within a faculty ranked 40 in the world for computer science and engineering*, the degree leverages the University’s strong industry links and world-class research. Co-developed with industry, it features an emphasis on real-world experience, with an internship providing 456 hours of work-based training and industry internship opportunities embedded into the program during 3rd and 4th year.

In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the foundations of the construction industry and associated project management—you’ll develop skills in evaluating, applying and using: new and emerging technology, including digital building-information modelling tools and automation technologies (Industry 4.0); civil engineering principles and technology, in real-world construction contexts; construction project and people management, including legal requirements; systems thinking, building science and economics principles; sustainability principles to design more eco-friendly construction processes; highly effective interpersonal communication and critical, independent thinking.

In fourth year, you’ll also undertake major construction design and research projects. In these, and your internship, you’ll be mentored by our world-class, research-active staff and/or industry experts.

Where could it take you?

You’ll be ideally placed to work on high-technology infrastructure and construction projects anywhere in the world. From managing the construction of transformational infrastructure projects, including bridges, tunnels and highways, to constructing the next generation of zero-energy buildings using the latest digital and Industry 4.0 technologies. You may also choose to continue your study with our Master of Construction Management.

Career Readiness

A graduate of Construction Management is equipped with skills in socially and environmentally sustainable construction technologies, project management, and skills in civil construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and engineering construction management.

Utilising a broad skill set that blends construction management and technology, you might find yourself: overseeing and managing large-scale construction and infrastructure projects; consulting with engineers, architects and technical trades workers; coordinating labour, equipment and plant resources, as well as overseeing and managing contracts for work; interpreting technical drawings and specifications for new infrastructure, as well as designing and managing sustainable building practices.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Building Consultant, Property Developer, Property Development Adviser, Design and Construction Manager, Safety Inspector, Site Supervisor, Facilities Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Civil Estimator, Construction Contract Administrator, Quantity Surveyor

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Level of Study: Bachelor Honours Degree

Duration: 4 years

CRICOS Course Code: 0101635

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$49,000.00

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