Graduates of the Master of Construction Management will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of technical understanding of the design of buildings and associated construction processes and solutions;
  • Have an understanding of a broad range of management theory underpinning its practical application in the delivery of construction projects to meet the client’s cost, time, aesthetic, functional and operational requirements;
  • Recognise and understand how projects are evaluated, structured and delivered in terms of risk allocations and contractual obligations;
  • Be problem solvers, able to research, analyse, evaluate and discuss a wide range of construction technologies and management strategies applicable to the practice of construction management;
  • Understand the principles and practices of managing, motivating and leading people who work in construction project teams.

Course Description

Learn to manage the construction process end-to-end

The Master of Construction Management is a professional degree which will kick start your career in the construction industry or further develop your expertise to advance your career.

You will gain the theoretical knowledge, as well as the practical skills, to manage the social, technological, financial and environmental challenges facing the construction industry today.

The Master of Construction Management is a 300 point or 3 year program. The first 100 points (1 year) is made up of foundation study tailored to students from non-construction backgrounds. Students from cognate backgrounds such as construction management and semi-cognate backgrounds such as Architecture or Civil Engineering will often have completed appropriate studies that will allow them to receive credit for up to the first year of the program, reducing the duration to 2 or 2.5 years.

To enable credit/advanced standing to be assessed at the time of application, please supply detailed course information in the form of the official course syllabus for each relevant subjects studied.

In the Master of Construction Management you choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Building
  • Cost management
  • Project management

Whether you are starting your career in construction or coming from industry to further develop your expertise, you will find a specialisation that suits your career aspirations.

You will take a concentration of core and elective subjects focussed on your chosen area of specialisation. If you are undertaking the three-year program, you will first complete a series of compulsory construction subjects.


The Master of Construction Management meets the requirements of the professional associations listed below and undergoes a regular formal review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the program.

  • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of quality to employers and an advantage for you. For us, it means we continually strive to improve the quality of the degree in order to retain accreditation. So, you know you are getting the most up-to-date and innovative educational experience.

Career Outcomes

Depending on your specialisation, you may work in any of the following:

  • General construction companies
  • Quantity surveying organisations
  • Project management firms
  • Trade specialists
  • Specialised consultancies
  • Institutional bodies
  • Research institutions

Graduates from the Master of Construction Management at MSD have gone on to work at many firms in Australia and across the world including:

  • Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd
  • Kane Constructions
  • Petroleum Development Oman, Muscat
  • Grocon Constructors Pty Ltd
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Aconex
  • CB Richard Ellis, Shanghai
  • CITIC Securities Co Ltd, Beijing
  • Rand Engineering & Architecture, PC, New York
  • City of Vancouver
  • Ednet Co Ltd, Bangkok

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