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OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

  • Learn to coordinate the construction and maintenance of large and complex projects such as low-rise and high-rise housing developments, hotels, factories, office blocks, schools and hospitals.
  • Study resource management, measurement and estimating, site management, scheduling and programming, and technical communications.
  • Attend lectures and tutorials delivered by the industry's best frontline professionals.
  • Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree.
  • Program accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.
QTAC course code412312
QUT course code UD01
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 080479J
  • Construction Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Urban Designer


Construction managers are responsible for the coordination and supervision of the construction of large and often complex building projects such as low-rise and high-rise apartments, hotels, factories, office blocks, commercial buildings, schools and hospitals. 

Why choose this course?

The construction management course at QUT is considered one of the best in Australia and is highly ranked internationally. The course provides you with skills to manage resources (plant, materials, subcontractors and labour) and equips you to obtain meaningful employment. You will develop skills in the broad foundations of construction management, such as measurement and estimating, site management, scheduling and programming, and technical communications.

Construction management teaching staff at QUT have real-world experience in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts, and maintain engagement with industry professionals and organisations. You will regularly attend lectures and tutorials often delivered by the industry’s best frontline professionals. You will also undertake professional practice, learn problem-solving techniques using specific case studies and attend site visits to become a valuable work-ready graduate. 

Career outcomes

A construction management degree can facilitate your path to a challenging and interesting career, with the prospects of extremely high job satisfaction and financial rewards. You may be employed in private organisations such as large construction and development companies or consultancies, or government departments.

As a graduate you may be required to supervise construction, coordinate subcontractors’ plant, materials and equipment, estimate costs and quantities of materials needed and plan construction methods and procedures. You will also help to 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

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building. 

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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

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 work integrated learning 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 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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $9,800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $9,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support

All done? Then you're ready to apply

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (412312) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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