You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Modern construction is a complex and highly organised global business.
Every construction project is different, with new challenges all the time in planning, design, construction, commissioning and evolving project teams. There are large capital investments, sophisticated construction techniques, a highly skilled labour force, and real-time project information systems.
The construction industry is rapidly changing, with bigger and more technically complex buildings being built and a digital revolution underway. These challenges mean that this is a dynamic and exciting industry to work in.
At the University of South Australia, we develop our qualifications with input from industry. They are taught by academics with strong industry associations to develop industry-ready graduates. Our construction programs will help build your future, shaping your career options in one of these areas: Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and Construction Management.
Our construction qualifications focus on integrating learning into industry experience. You will gain a strong understanding of the construction industry and its key stakeholders through your studies.
Our degrees have been developed by academics and researchers with strong industry associations, in consultation with our industry partners. The skills and knowledge you develop will carry you through your career and – for postgraduate students – have immediate practical application to your everyday working life.
We are also involved in several national cooperative research centres. We collaborate with the Barbara Hardy Institute and the Natural and Built Environments Research Centre. Our researchers have been ranked at above world class in environmental sciences1. These leading researchers will be your teachers, and everything you learn will be supported by their research excellence.
12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Employment as a building, architectural and surveying technician in Australia is expected to increase by 10.9 per cent between now and 20201.
Careers to consider:
1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.
UniSA also has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs.
In the renowned Natural and Built Environments Research Centre (NBERC), our academics and researchers have diverse research backgrounds and complementary expertise in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science, Geospatial Science, Project Management, and Water and Wastewater Engineering. A key aim of the centre is resolving real-world, multidisciplinary problems and the challenges of industry, government and the community, at both national and international levels.
The Barbara Hardy Institute has world-leading scientists, engineers and social scientists working collaboratively towards the widespread adoption of sustainable principles and environmentally correct practices. Simply put, they do great research into sustainability.
Construction Management graduate James Clark discusses his experience of studying at the University of South Australia and where it has taken him in his career.