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Study Construction Management at Curtin

Construction Management

Bachelors Degree Pass/Honours

B-CONM

Course
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

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.

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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 (which include Australian Institute of Building, the Masters Builders Association of Western Australia, Broad Construction, Laing O’Rourke, and so on) and is taught by 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.

Why study

  • This popular course gives you practical training and education in construction management. 
  • The average gross income of construction managers in Australia is almost $93,000 per annum, with careers predicted to have strong future growth*.

    *Source: joboutlook.gov.au (January 2019).

How this course will make you industry ready

  • Work integrated learning is emphasised; you will have the opportunity to participate in work experience or supervised site visits.
  • The course is designed in collaboration with construction industry professionals.
  • You will 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

Professional memberships

*Conditional registration

^Pending on accreditation outcomes

Career information

Careers

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

Industries

  • 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

Admission criteria

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.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)
    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)
    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma

    AND

    • satisfied the prerequisite.

    The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

    • Maths Applications ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or
    • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus (12.5 credits)
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)
    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)
    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to meet the admission criteria for minimum entry and the prerequisite.

The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to meet the:

  • admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $9,170*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: B-CONM
  • CRICOS code: 010548C
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019