University of South Australia

Construction Management

Interested in Construction Management?

Benefit from over 30 years’ experience in construction management education, with our curriculum informed by research and developed in close consultation with our long-standing industry connections.

You will learn contemporary theory, practice and technology in modern, city-based teaching spaces, including building information modelling and immersive virtual reality.

Commence or advance your career in the growing construction industry with UniSA’s undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in construction management. You will learn from highly experienced industry professionals and enjoy flexible study options, including face-to-face at our City East campus, online, or a combination of both.

The construction industry is a complex and highly organised commercial industry, constantly evolving in the digital era with the accelerating pace of digital transformation, emerging technologies and an increasing emphasis on sustainability – including green and smart building practices. To meet these needs head-on, the industry demands a highly skilled, innovative and adaptable labour force – a need UniSA has been delivering on for more than 30 years.

UniSA’s Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) will prepare you to take on leadership and managerial roles. A higher level qualification, the honours program ensures you graduate with a competitive edge, offering options to further specialise should you wish to pursue a career in quantity or building surveying. You will enjoy significant opportunities to apply your skills, completing at least 450 hours of industry experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program. You may also wish to consider the fast-track to master program where you will complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) and Master of Management in five years instead of the typical six.

The Bachelor of Construction Management will see you graduate ready to embark on a career in the development of residential, commercial and high-rise buildings. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world settings, and with appropriate progress in your degree, can choose to enter directly into the fourth year of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) should you wish to complete the higher level qualification.

You may also be interested in our Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Management) – an accredited civil engineering degree with a focus on the construction industry.

Current industry professionals seeking to advance their career and move into building surveying may be interested in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying.

Fully online undergraduate options are available through UniSA Online.

Key features

  • Study at a university with over 30 years’ experience in construction management education
  • Benefit from our well-established partnerships and alliances with industry
  • Enjoy flexible learning opportunities online, at our city campus or a combination of both
  • Specialise in areas such as Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management
  • Gain valuable, relevant work experience through our Professional Practice Program
  • Top 10 in Australia for graduate skills in built environments1
  • Further your studies with a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Building Surveying

1ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2019-20, Architecture and Built Environment – Generic Skills Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities only.

Why UniSA?

Our degrees have been developed by highly experienced academics and researchers, and in close consultation with trusted industry partners, ensuring our programs are continually refined and improved in line with evolving industry needs. Likewise, many of our educators are also employed in industry, meaning you will be learning first-hand from those actively engaged in contemporary construction management practice.

You will be taught contemporary theory, practice and technology, and enjoy modern teaching spaces, such as the Experiential Learning Suite at city east campus. A multifunctional space to interact and collaborate, the Experiential Learning Suite is also home to new technologies, including Building Information Modelling and Immersive Virtual Reality.

Theoretical learning is thoughtfully integrated with industry experience, ensuring you not only gain the knowledge needed to work in the construction industry, but the experience applying it in professional settings.

Many of our students are successful in gaining employment in the construction industry before they graduate. To ensure a balance between work, study and lifestyle flexible learning options are available, including on campus, online or a combination of both.

UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities*, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

*UNSTOPPABLE ® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. *Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 Ranked #45, 2021 THE Young University Rankings

UniSA offers the following Construction Management degrees

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World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

Employment across the construction industry has increased nationwide by almost 10% over the past five years and is expected to have an annual growth rate of 2.4% over the next five1.

Career options for construction management graduates are varied, and may include working as a construction manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor, estimator, construction planner, site manager or contract administrator.

1Australian Industry and Skills Committee 2020

Your Career

Global networks

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 Scarce Resources and Circular Economy (SCaRCE) concentration, 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.

In collaboration with SCaRCE, our Construction Management educators are actively involved in research into:

  • smart infrastructure and built environments
  • sustainable materials, sustainable operation of built assets, smart maintenance, demolition waste management and reverse logistics
  • human factors for construction safety and the usability of built environments for an ageing society

with their research directly informing the program of study, particularly in areas such as smart cities and artificial intelligence in construction.   

 

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What others are saying

I was interested in a career within construction that was hands-on, yet still included a focus on management, so this degree was the perfect blend. My studies have taken me overseas to South Korea where I was lucky enough to experience different dynamics and cultural practices within the construction industry. I’ve also secured part-time employment as an estimator and look forward to a career in the commercial sector when I graduate.

Edward Holmes

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
Estimator | Mykra

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Edward Holmes

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
Estimator | Mykra

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA- founded universities only.

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and innovation.*
*2020 QS Stars Ratings