Highlights

  • Graduate with a highly-regarded Honours degree accredited by the Australian Institute of Building and start your career as an in-demand construction manager, with projected national job growth of 12% by 2025**. 
  • Learn from real-world lecturers who are working in the field, in a convenient city location next door to Brisbane’s most exciting developments. 
  • Apply what you learn to real-world projects and access exclusive work placements and cadetships with some of the world’s largest development companies, like Multiplex, Lendlease and more. 
  • Build your network of like-minded peers and make valuable connections at regular networking and industry events. 
  • Learn to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop diverse skills and capabilities that will maximise your employment opportunities.  

Highlights

  • Graduate with a highly-regarded Honours degree accredited by the Australian Institute of Building and start your career as an in-demand construction manager, with projected national job growth of 12% by 2025**. 
  • Learn from real-world lecturers who are working in the field, in a convenient city location next door to Brisbane’s most exciting developments. 
  • Apply what you learn to real-world projects and access exclusive work placements and cadetships with some of the world’s largest development companies, like Multiplex, Lendlease and more. 
  • Build your network of like-minded peers and make valuable connections at regular networking and industry events. 
  • Learn to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop diverse skills and capabilities that will maximise your employment opportunities.  

Why choose this course?

With many major developments planned for South East Queensland over the next 10 years in the lead-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics, there’s never been a more exciting time to start your construction career. 

From housing developments and hotels, transport, schools, sporting facilities and more, you’ll learn to coordinate and supervise the construction and maintenance of large and complex projects and apply that knowledge to real-world projects. 

Our construction management course is highly regarded by the industry, and you’ll be taught and mentored by some of the best in the business. Our graduates are in high demand, with many receiving a job offer before they complete their studies. 

With classes conveniently located in the heart of the city, you’ll work on real projects and have access to exclusive work placements and cadetships with some of the world’s  biggest development companies, like Multiplex, Lendlease and more. 

You’ll build your network of like-minded peers, and have opportunities to make valuable connections at our regular networking and industry events. 

Throughout your degree, you’ll work in multidisciplinary teams to address real-world challenges, and use the cutting-edge technology that’s changing the way the industry works. 

You’ll also have access to our fully equipped workshops, where you’ll work on real-world projects guided by our expert technical team.  

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What to expect

In your first year, you’ll complete units that will lay the foundations for the remainder of your course. You’ll explore design thinking for the built environment and receive an introduction to construction management, structures and residential construction, urban development economics construction business, and integrated construction.  

Moving into a focus on your major, you’ll complete units in commercial construction, construction-related law, building services and contracts administration. You’ll learn about building measurement and estimating, and develop your design and building skills.  

In your final year, you’ll explore programming and scheduling, and gain an understanding of strategic construction management.  

Throughout your studies, you’ll apply what you learn to real-world projects and address real-world challenges with your lecturers and peers. You’ll be taught and mentored by some of the best in the business, and make valuable connections that’ll give you a head start on your future career. You’ll also have access to exclusive work placements and cadetships, with some students receiving their first job offer before they finish their studies.

Flexible delivery

Start online. Come when you can.

You can commence this course online in 2021 if you are unable to enter Australia due to travel restrictions, however you may not be able to enrol with a full-time study load as some units may not be available.

In addition, you may choose to commence your studies by undertaking eligible Minor units. (Engineering units with hands-on practicals are only offered on campus.)

You will need to complete the course on campus, once travel to Brisbane is possible.

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake 30 days of approved construction management work experience as part of your Work Integrated Learning core unit.

*QTAC First Preferences 2022 
*Source: LMIP 

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Construction management can be a challenging, meaningful and interesting career, with the prospects of extremely high job satisfaction and financial rewards. You may choose to work in private organisations such as large construction and development companies, or in government departments. 

As a construction manager, you’ll supervise construction; coordinate subcontractors’ plans, materials and equipment; estimate costs and quantities of materials needed; and plan construction methods and procedures. You’ll also help ensure that the requisite standards of building performance, quality, cost schedules and safety are achieved, in accordance with the building contract documents, and that building projects under your supervision are completed — on time, to budget, and of the required standard of quality.

Professional recognition

Additionally, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) considers the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) as equivalent to the current technical qualifications prescribed for the Builder Low Rise, Medium Rise and Open Licence classes.   

 

Possible careers

  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Contract Administrator

Details and units

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a)  72 credit points (6 units) of urban development core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning

b)  216 credit points (18 units) of construction management discipline units

c)  96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set) or two minors (4 unit set each).

Urban development core units

These units will engage you in understanding urban development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Construction management major discipline units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher-order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary studies options

Complementary studies may be taken as a second major of 96 credit points or two minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in work integrated learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second urban development discipline such as Property Economics, Urban and Regional Planning,  Architectural Studies, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary non-discipline skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to further study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant masters and/or doctoral level programs.

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a) 72 credit points (6 units) of urban development core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning

b) 216 credit points (18 units) of construction management discipline units

c) 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set) or two minors (4 unit set each).

Urban development core units

These units will engage you in understanding urban development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Construction management major discipline units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary studies options

Complementary studies may be taken as a second major of 96 credit points or two minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in work integrated learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second urban development discipline such as Property Economics, Urban and Regional Planning,  Architectural Studies, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary non-discipline skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to further study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant masters and/or doctoral level programs.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
UD01
QTAC code
412312
CRICOS code
080479J
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Year 12 early offer scheme

If you're a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 97.65
Selection rank 99.65
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 83.60
Selection rank 84.70
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 68.05
Selection rank 70.05

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $32,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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