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Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Course details

CRICOS course code: 003693G

Level of study: Undergraduate


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. They 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.

What you will study

Our courses directly reflect the needs of industry, across the full spectrum of construction management roles. Build 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

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

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Entry criteria

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus
University Drive Newcastle New South Wales 2308