Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Reach higher in modern construction

Advancing technology is creating exciting opportunities for the construction industry. Innovative digital engineering, modelling and automation techniques are changing what’s possible.

Worldwide, demand is soaring for graduates with skills and understanding in these areas, together with a firm grasp of contemporary building, project management and sustainability practices. Our new Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) will prepare you to take a leading role.

What will you do?

Taught over four years full-time within a faculty ranked 40 in the world for computer science and engineering*, the degree leverages the University’s strong industry links and world-class research. Co-developed with industry, it features an emphasis on real-world experience, with an internship providing 456 hours of work-based training and industry internship opportunities embedded into the program during 3rd and 4th year.

In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the foundations of the construction industry and associated project management—you’ll develop skills in evaluating, applying and using:

  • new and emerging technology, including digital building-information modelling tools and automation technologies (Industry 4.0)
  • civil engineering principles and technology, in real-world construction contexts
  • construction project and people management, including legal requirements
  • systems thinking, building science and economics principles
  • sustainability principles to design more eco-friendly construction processes
  • highly effective interpersonal communication and critical, independent thinking.
The degree is taught across two schools—Civil Engineering and Architecture—and wherever possible you’ll share classes with students of both. This will prepare you well for a future career in which you’ll frequently work alongside professionals in these areas.

In fourth year, you’ll also undertake major construction design and research projects. In these, and your internship, you’ll be mentored by our world-class, research-active staff and/or industry experts.

Where could it take you?

You’ll be ideally placed to work on high-technology infrastructure and construction projects anywhere in the world. From managing the construction of transformational infrastructure projects, including bridges, tunnels and highways, to constructing the next generation of zero-energy buildings using the latest digital and Industry 4.0 technologies. You may also choose to continue your study with our Master of Construction Management.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
  • Undertake up to 456 hours of work-based training as part of your degree
  • Take courses taught by our research-active staff and industry experts
  • Deepen your knowledge, through a major construction design research project

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354521
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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How to Apply
SATAC Code: 354521

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,021

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Career Readiness

A graduate of Construction Management is equipped with skills in socially and environmentally sustainable construction technologies, project management, and skills in civil construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and engineering construction management.

Utilising a broad skill set that blends construction management and technology, you might find yourself:

  • overseeing and managing large-scale construction and infrastructure projects
  • consulting with engineers, architects and technical trades workers
  • coordinating labour, equipment and plant resources, as well as overseeing and managing contracts for work
  • interpreting technical drawings and specifications for new infrastructure, as well as designing and managing sustainable building practices
Developed and delivered in collaboration with industry, our curriculum has a strong emphasis on real-world experience, integrating learning with hands-on experience—enabling you to gain employment in industry after your second year and continue studying while you work—allowing for rapid transition to industry after graduation.

There is also flexibility to move between the Associate Degree (2 year), the Bachelor Degree (3 year) and the Honours Degree (4-year duration). Our programs offer an innovative blend of industry relevant knowledge and skills – ensuring you’ll graduate ready to thrive in your chosen career.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Building Consultant, Property Developer, Property Development Adviser, Design and Construction Manager, Safety Inspector, Site Supervisor, Facilities Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Commercial Manager, Construction Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, Civil Estimator, Construction Contract Administrator, Quantity Surveyor

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Constuction Management (Honours), students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  • Level I courses to a maximum of 24 units
  • Level II courses to a maximum of 24 units
  • Level III courses to the value of at least 24 units
  • Level IV courses to the value of at least 24 units 
  • Core courses to the value of 84 units
  • Elective courses (Level II or III courses) to a maximum of 3 units, including Broadening Electives up to the value of 3 units at Level III. This content can be taken from any discipline.
  • Elective courses (Level II, III or IV courses) to a maximum of 9 units, including Broadening Electives up to the value of 3 units at Level IV. This content can be taken from any discipline.
  • A 12-week work placement capstone experience.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022