This course is only available to international students


From 2014 this course is only available for continuing Bachelor of Urban Development students and those students who are commencing with 96 credit points (advanced standing) of first year units. Students without advanced standing should apply for entry to the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours).
  • Study a Bachelor of Urban Development Construction Management and facilitate your path to a challenging and interesting career.
  • 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 project management, building systems and product research, building technology and science, measurement and estimation, surveying, building practice, sustainability and communication.
  • Program accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.
QTAC course code412312
QUT course code UD40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Note: This course is available to international students who are eligible for a year or more of Advanced Standing (Credit).
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code056387B
  • Construction Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Estimator
  • 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 in the construction industry. You will gain 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 constant engagement with industry professionals and organisations. You will regularly attend lectures and tutorials as part of your engagement with this course in real-world construction management, 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 once you complete the course.

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 construction manager, 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 a required standard of quality.

Other tasks that are typical for construction managers in the field include studying and interpreting building contract documents, negotiating with developers and subcontractors and assisting in controlling project budgets as well as preparing documentation for contract tender bids. You may also be involved in ensuring compliance with building regulations and standards and that by-laws are suitably enforced on projects in consultation with architects, engineers, other construction professionals and partners in related technical disciplines.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.


Work Integrated Learning unit

In your final year students are required to undertake 100 days approved industrial experience in the construction or allied field.

Your course

Year 1

You start your studies with foundation units including residential construction and engineering, basic professional learning (including an introduction to research writing), sustainability, land stewardship, urban development economics and building measurement.

Year 2

You build on your knowledge of construction management by studying low-rise commercial construction and engineering, structural engineering, building measurement and estimating, construction-related law, building services engineering, basic business skills and minor study units.

Year 3

You increase your knowledge by studying high-rise construction and advanced structural and formwork design. You extend your management learning in business skills, contract administration and statutory construction law and further engage in your chosen minor study units as well as building your research capabilities.

Year 4

Your final year draws together previous learning and integrates it with more advanced concepts of strategic management, program and planning management, and human resources planning, preparing you for entry to the construction industry at managerial level. You have the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary skills via your minor units and specialist skills in advanced construction management and research methods and report writing.


For accreditation purposes you are required to undertake specified minors which will include employment practice. Please refer to your course rules before making your selection.

Construction management minor options

  • All students must take the Construction Management Applications Minor, which is an AIB accreditation requirement.
  • Your second minor may be taken from anywhere in QUT but must be from outside UD40. The Project Collaboration Minor is highly recommended for students in Construction Management.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

Still not sure if you meet the entry requirements? Contact us.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 8

Rank 85

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $13,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Additional costs

You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.

Additional course costs

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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

You're ready to apply if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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