Start date
February
July

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
IHCN

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2022: AUD$ 33,600 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6]
  • IELTS reading [6]
  • IELTS writing [6]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
099379B

Degree overview

  • Fast-track your career and complete a master degree in just one year instead of 1.5.
  • Study the only accredited Construction Management (Honours) degree in SA.
  • Graduate with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the complex and ever-evolving construction industry.
  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, strategy and decision-making.
  • Gain real-world experience through the STEM Professional Practice Program involving 450+ hours of placements, internships, site visits and networking events.
  • Apply for corporate membership with the Australian Institute of Building, the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (Level 1), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK).
  • UniSA is ranked Top 10 in Australia and No.1 in SA for graduate careers in Business and Management1.
  • Gain real-world experience as part of your studies through an internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Management2.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only

22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

Snapshot

This fast-tracked program of study offers an accelerated pathway to a master level qualification that provides you with contemporary management skills and expertise across areas such as project management, leadership and strategy.

Combined with the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) – the longest running undergraduate degree of its type in South Australia – the fast-track program will see you graduate with an advanced skillset, ready to become a successful leader and decision-maker.

You will develop the knowledge and skills to work professionally in quantity or building surveying and graduate career ready following the completion of the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program where you will gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities, such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your undergraduate degree you will focus on quantity surveying, construction management, building technology, building structures, building surveying and housing studies, developing the knowledge and skills to work professionally in quantity or building surveying.

In your honours year you’ll complete a major research project in your specialisation of interest, which will lead to recognition by different accrediting bodies:

  • quantity surveying
  • building surveying
  • construction management

You will also have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt throughout your degree in real-world settings through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.

Progressing on to your postgraduate studies you will advance your knowledge and skills in contemporary management practice and have the opportunity to develop expertise in the following areas:

  • managing the global workforce
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • negotiation
  • service management
  • forecasting for decision making

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Introduction to Contract Administration BUIL 2019 4.5
Construction 1 CIVE 1001 4.5
Introduction to Construction Management BUIL 1007 4.5
Construction Communication BUIL 1021 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Construction Materials CIVE 1003 4.5
Introduction to Construction Business Management BUIL 1023 4.5
Structures 1 CIVE 1002 4.5
University Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Quantity Surveying Practice 1 BUIL 1022 4.5
Contract Administration BUIL 3010 4.5
Construction 2 CIVE 2002 4.5
Structures 2 CIVE 2004 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Building Estimating BUIL 2018 4.5
Construction Environmental Science CIVE 2008 4.5
Construction Scheduling BUIL 2007 4.5
Building Services N CIVE 2007 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Development Regulation BUIL 4028 4.5
Project Appraisal BUIL 3011 4.5
Construction Cost Planning BUIL 2021 4.5
Building Surveying CIVE 3012 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Construction Operations and Safety BUIL 3021 4.5
Advanced Contract Administration BUIL 3020 4.5
Fire Technology BUIL 4029 4.5
Construction 3 CIVE 3014 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Construction Management Research Principles BUIL 4039 4.5
Integrated Project BUIL 4027 4.5
and two of the following three specialisation courses Rule(s): 2
Quantity Surveying Specialisation:
Quantity Surveying Practice 2 BUIL 4021 4.5
Building Surveying Specialisation:
Asset Management and Building Pathology CIVE 4033 4.5
Construction Management Specialisation:
Construction Business Management BUIL 4012 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Construction Management Honours Research Project CIVE 4044 9
and two of the following three specialisation courses
Quantity Surveying Specialisation:
Advanced Quantity Surveying BUIL 4022 4.5
Building Surveying Specialisation:
Advanced Building Surveying CIVE 4032 4.5
Construction Management Specialisation:
Advanced Construction Management BUIL 4013 4.5
Industry Experience BUIL 4037 0 Rule(s): 1,3

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12–26 hours of study when at university and 14–28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, team-based projects

Master of Management

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • an industry-relevant project
  • an oral or online presentation
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Research

Working closely with industry, UniSA generates high-quality enterprising research that informs our curriculum and tackles real-world problems. We are renowned for our concentration of global thought-leaders and academic experts in the areas of marketing, human resource management, applied economics, tourism and international business.

Our curriculum is informed by our research expertise which ranked ‘Above World-Class’ in Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism in the 2018 Excellence in Research (ERA) rankings. The Master of Management is taught by leading business experts from our broad range of research concentrations, research institutes and centres.

Honours

This is a four-year, professional degree with honours.

The honours component includes a minimum of one year of advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance.

You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in construction management.

Why Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (Pathway to Master of Management)

Why this Degree

This fast-track to master program enables you to commence a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) and secure a place in the Master of Management to be completed in five years of study instead of the typical 5.5, with the program granting you six months of advanced standing.

The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

Real-world connections

Our construction management degrees are developed with input from industry and taught by academics with strong industry associations, with the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program helping you make your own industry connections throughout your degree. 

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management, our teachers are leaders in their field. You could be working with people from globally recognised research groups such as the Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

Careers to consider:

  • construction manager: overseeing and allocating resources for construction projects; working with architects and engineers to check plans and blueprints; managing timetables; determining material and labour costs; liaising with and hiring subcontractors and workers
  • estimator: compiling cost estimates based on variables such as labour, materials and equipment; working out how much a project is likely to cost and creating budgets; analysing different quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers
  • construction planner: developing time plans on construction projects so the project is completed safely, on time and within budget; thinking critically; working with managers and engineers to discuss progress and address issues that arise; organising the stages of construction development

With a Master of Management from UniSA, your expert skills and advanced business knowledge will equip you to be a leader and decision-maker, ready to operate at senior levels of an organisation.

Professional Accreditation and Recognition

Australian Institute of Building (AIB): The program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.

Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS): The program is recognised as meeting the educational requirements for corporate membership with AIBS for graduates who have completed the Building Surveying specialisation.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) (RICS): The program is recognised as meeting the educational requirement for corporate membership with RICS for graduates who have completed the Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying specialisation.

This program is recognised as meeting the educational requirements for corporate membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, for graduates who have completed the Quantity Surveying specialisation.

In this program, you will choose two of three specialisations:

  • quantity surveying
  • building surveying
  • construction management

The two specialisations you choose determine the accreditations and recognitions you can receive on graduation:

Australian Institute of Building (AIB): The program is accredited for graduates who have completed the Construction Management specialisation.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors: The program is recognised as meeting the educational requirements for corporate membership for graduates who have completed the Quantity Surveying specialisation.

Australian Institute of Building Surveyors: The program is recognised as meeting the educational requirements for corporate membership for graduates who have completed the Building Surveying specialisation.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK): The program is recognised as meeting the educational requirement for corporate membership for graduates who have completed the Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying specialisation.

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also gainaccess to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • accommodation services 
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

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