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Study Construction Management at Curtin
B-CONM

Construction Management

Bachelor degree pass/honours

Prepare for a professional career in building and construction with this management-oriented course.

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  • ATAR
    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
  • Duration
    4 years full-time
  • Credit
    800
  • CRICOS
    010548C
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Why study Construction Management at Curtin?

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Outline

Outline

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 Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) lead to?

Careers

  • Construction manager
  • Contract administrator
  • Project manager
  • Building technician
  • Property developer
  • Building surveyor
  • Building contractor
  • Estimator
  • Quantity surveyor

Industries

  • Building and construction
  • Local government
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • 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

This course challenges students to improve their problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as understand the complexity of tasks involved in construction management. The course also guides students to acquire the technical and personal skills required for a career in the field.

If you have a passion for construction, this course will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, and become a competent and resilient professional within the industry.

Armin van Blommestein

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Written English and MC Quantitative

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Written English and MC Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma AND satisfied the prerequisite. The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with: Maths Applications ATAR; or MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus (12.5 credits)

  • STAT entry

    Written English and MC Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to meet the admission criteria for minimum entry and the prerequisite.

The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to meet the:

  • admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    • Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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