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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)

The skyline’s the limit.

Construction management graduates work in a whole range of leadership roles in the construction industry – from project management, to quantity surveying, estimating, contract management, scheduling, facilities management, property development and certification. Students will study a range of courses in construction and building to become highly desirable employees in these fields. They learn how to lead and coordinate physical building and infrastructure projects, and can be site or office based.

Construction managers lead and coordinate all of the design and construction processes including liaising with other consultants and selecting, hiring and supervising various trade contractors. They’re also responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the project.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities for construction managers are excellent. 97% of our construction management graduates secure a job within four months of graduating (QILT 2018). Our graduates work for major construction companies like LendLease, Brookfield Multiplex, Theiss, John Holland, Hansen Yunken, Leighton Contractors, Laing O’Rourke. The average starting salary for a construction manager is over $89,000.

The Australian construction industry is massive and continues to grow - over the past five years, employment in the NSW construction industry has increased by 11%. The industry employs more than 1 million people, accounting for around 9% of the country's total workforce and contributes about 7.8% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Take your pick from a range of job possibilities. As a University of Newcastle graduate you can oversee projects from behind the scenes, take on a specialist position, or you might prefer the satisfaction of on-site management and supervision. Typical roles include:

  • building surveyor/certifier
  • construction manager
  • estimator
  • facilities manager
  • project manager
  • property developer
  • quantity surveyor

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools..

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