Associate Degree in Construction Management

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

Construct global career opportunity

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 training in these areas, together with a grasp of contemporary building, project management and sustainability practices Our new Associate Degree in Construction Management will start you on this path and give you an entry point into the construction industry.

What will you do?

Taught over two 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.

In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the foundations of the construction industry and associated project management—you’ll develop skills in 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, economics and sustainability principles; critical thinking.

The degree is taught across two schools—Civil Engineering and Architecture—and wherever possible you’ll share classes with students of both. This will prepare you well for a future career in which you’ll frequently work alongside professionals in these areas.

Where could it take you?

You’ll be ready to work on high-technology construction and infrastructure 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.

Want to deepen and broaden your knowledge further, across a wider range of construction management practices? Consider our Bachelor of Construction Management.

Career Readiness

A graduate of the Associate Degree program in Construction Management is equipped with skills in socially and environmentally sustainable construction technologies, project management, civil construction 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.

Developed and delivered in collaboration with industry, our curriculum has a strong emphasis on real-world experience, integrating learning with hands-on experience – enabling you to gain employment in industry after graduation.

There is also flexibility to move between the Associate Degree (2 year), the Bachelor Degree (3 year) and the Honours Degree (4-year duration). Our programs offer an innovative blend of industry relevant knowledge and skills – ensuring you’ll graduate ready to thrive in your chosen career.

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, Civil Estimator

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Level of Study: Associate Degree

Duration: 2 years

CRICOS Course Code: 0101637

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$49,000.00

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