Construction managers work across a range of interrelated disciplines on residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.
This is a management-oriented degree that will prepare you for professional roles in the building and infrastructure construction industries.
The course is designed in collaboration with Curtin’s industry partners, including the Australian Institute of Building, the Masters Builders Association of Western Australia, Broad Construction and Laing O’Rourke. You will learn from dedicated professionals with construction-related qualifications and experience.
Learning areas include:
- construction technologies
- quantity measurement
- project planning and management
- strategy and financial management
- contract administration
- construction law
- cost estimating, planning and management
- communication skills.
You will have the opportunity to visit construction sites in Perth and participate in international study trips.
Throughout your course you will complete projects and assignments related to the construction industry, and in your fourth year you may complete a supervised research project in the honours stream.
You are required to undertake 80 days’ work experience prior to graduating.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How this course will make you industry ready
- You will have the opportunity to participate in work experience or supervised site visits, giving you real-world exposure.
- The course is designed in collaboration with construction industry professionals, ensuring you learn the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in construction management.
- You'll be required to complete a supervised research project in fourth year.
- You will also complete projects and assignments related to the construction industry throughout your course.
What jobs can the Construction Management lead to?
- Construction manager
- Contract administrator
- Project manager
- Building technician
- Property developer
- Building surveyor
- Building contractor
- Quantity surveyor
- Building and construction
- Local government
- Oil and gas
What you'll learn
- apply key concepts of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, apply Construction Management and Quantity Surveying knowledge and extend this application through discipline based research
- think creatively and innovatively in a building construction context to generate solutions to complex construction problems
- access information from a range of sources using appropriate technologies and use decision making and problem solving knowledge to generate appropriate outcomes
- communicate appropriately to a broad array of construction stakeholders and the wider community audience
- recognise and apply the appropriate technologies to building construction processes and society
- develop and manage learning strategies to advance themselves in a building construction leaning community
- understanding the international perspective of construction management and quantity surveying and apply international practices
- appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community as it impacts on building construction, recognise indigenous rights with the regard to building construction
- manage construction processes in an effective, ethical and professional way, recognise and apply environmentally responsible practices in a construction context