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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Take a leading role in exciting, large-scale building construction with VU's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).

In our honours construction-management degree, you’ll learn all the skills needed to manage residential, commercial and industrial projects. You’ll gain valuable expertise in the various areas of large-scale building and civil-engineering projects.

Your expertise will let you undertake roles overseeing the building process, from design to development, construction and operation.

You’ll graduate with skills in:

  • project planning
  • cost and quality management
  • construction techniques and materials
  • building law
  • building codes
  • industrial relations
  • personnel management.

Our industry contacts and our focus on real-world experience ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate. Construction management is a growing profession, and your qualifications will be highly useful and in-demand.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

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

On completing Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), possible job opportunities include:

  • construction manager
  • project manager
  • quantity surveyor 
  • building technician
  • building surveyor
  • building contractor
  • estimator
  • contract administrator
  • facilities manager
  • property developer.

Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities in the private and public sectors, working for:

  • building proprietors
  • contractors
  • developers
  • government bodies
  • consultancy practices
  • self-employed entrepreneurs.

You’ll also have skills and knowledge that can be applied in other industries such as mining, petrochemicals and infrastructure development.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4:

  • a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
  • Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).


  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
  • Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.