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Study Construction Management at Curtin

Construction Management

Bachelors Degree Pass/Honours


Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia


Prepare for a professional career in building and construction with this management-oriented course.

Study Construction Management at Curtin

Jordan Correia

The construction management course provides many career options – quantity surveying, build-side, client-side, contractor-side, estimating … there’s so many roles. Getting practical experience in the industry will help you understand the essence of building and what it is you want to get out of it.

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Industry links

This course was designed in collaboration with the AIB; Master Builders WA; Broad Construction; and Laing O’Rouke.

Construction managers work across a range of interrelated disciplines on residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

This is a management-oriented degree that will prepare you for professional roles in the building and infrastructure construction industries.

The course is designed in collaboration with Curtin’s industry partners, including the Australian Institute of Building, the Masters Builders Association of Western Australia, Broad Construction and Laing O’Rourke. You will learn from dedicated professionals with  construction-related qualifications and experience.

Learning areas include:

  • construction technologies
  • quantity measurement
  • project planning and management
  • strategy and financial management
  • contract administration
  • construction law
  • cost estimating, planning and management
  • communication skills.

You will have the opportunity to visit construction sites in Perth and participate in international study trips.

Throughout your course you will complete projects and assignments related to the construction industry, and in your fourth year you may complete a supervised research project in the honours stream.

You are required to undertake 80 days’ work experience prior to graduating. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in work experience or supervised site visits, giving you real-world exposure.
  • The course is designed in collaboration with construction industry professionals, ensuring you learn the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in construction management.
  • You'll be required to complete a supervised research project in fourth year.
  • You will also complete projects and assignments related to the construction industry throughout your course.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Membership is available with Australian Institute of Building; Australian Institute of Building Surveyors^; Board of Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia*; Chartered Institute of Building; Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

*Conditional registration, ^Pending outcome

Career information


  • Construction manager
  • Contract administrator
  • Project manager
  • Building technician
  • Property developer
  • Building surveyor
  • Building contractor
  • Estimator
  • Quantity surveyor


  • Building and construction
  • Local government
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

What you'll learn

  • apply key concepts of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, apply Construction Management and Quantity Surveying knowledge and extend this application through discipline based research
  • think creatively and innovatively in a building construction context to generate solutions to complex construction problems
  • access information from a range of sources using appropriate technologies and use decision making and problem solving knowledge to generate appropriate outcomes
  • communicate appropriately to a broad array of construction stakeholders and the wider community audience
  • recognise and apply the appropriate technologies to building construction processes and society
  • develop and manage learning strategies to advance themselves in a building construction leaning community
  • understanding the international perspective of construction management and quantity surveying and apply international practices
  • appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community as it impacts on building construction, recognise indigenous rights with the regard to building construction
  • manage construction processes in an effective, ethical and professional way, recognise and apply environmentally responsible practices in a construction context

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $100*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $123,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,800*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $100*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,600*
Total indicative course fee $126,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,400*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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