Overview

Ensure construction projects are managed on time and to budget with the Master of Construction Management Practice. This course will prepare you for professional roles in managing people, equipment, materials, and projects in building construction and civil infrastructure works. Our syllabus covers advanced management and engineering approaches, as well as the innovative tools, including software, needed to manage construction projects.

View Master of Construction Management Practice course handbook

Upgrade your skills

  • Procurement and project delivery
  • Resource planning and management
  • Project costing
  • Health and safety
  • Rrisk management

Stretch your career further

Students can enhance their career opportunities by gaining additional leadership and management skills – an important asset in a today’s complex and changing business environment. The below examples demonstrate the types of roles graduates can attain.

  • Project manager
  • Construction manager

Key codes

CRICOS course code
107394K
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Why Swinburne?

Construction employment predicted to rise by 5.8% to 2026

89.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating.

Top 20% for Post Graduate Skills Development in Australia

Rated top 20% of Australian universities for PG Teaching Quality

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree (minimum 4 years of fulltime study) in any of following disciplines: 
    • Engineering (Civil or Construction) 
    • Building 
    • Architecture 
    • Quantity Surveying 
    • Construction Management 
    • Other related engineering/ technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate 
      OR
      Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management*
      OR
      a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

 
*Note that the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management does not provide advanced standing into this degree

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree (minimum 4 years of fulltime study) in any of following disciplines: 
    • Engineering (Civil or Construction) 
    • Building 
    • Architecture 
    • Quantity Surveying 
    • Construction Management 
    • Other related engineering/ technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate 
      OR
      Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management*
      OR
      a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

 
*Note that the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management does not provide advanced standing into this degree

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the Master of Construction Management Practice, students must complete a total of 100 credit points. One capstone unit carries 25 credit points and all other units in the course normally carry 12.5 credit points.

You must complete 3 core units and 4 out of the 5 additional core units.

3
Core units
+
4
Additional core units
=
Masters

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Engineering Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80006
BIM and Digital Twins for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
CSM80015
Research Paper
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80001
Select 4 additional core units
Construction Law and Contract Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80003
Procurement, Tendering and Contracts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80013
Advanced Scheduling and Visualisation-Based Integrated Project Controls
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80014
Estimating and Project Costing
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80016
Resource Planning and Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MME80001

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Total fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Commonwealth Supported Yearly Fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Commonwealth Supported Total Fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$44,240.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

Two types of loans are available to assist with student study fees. Depending on eligibility, you’re able to apply for one of the loans outlined below.

  • FEE-HELP is a loan that’s available for full-fee paying higher education students. Depending on your eligibility, the Commonwealth Government can help pay all or part of your loan directly to Swinburne.
  • HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme that’s available if you’re enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place. Depending on eligibility, a HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Finances
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

You’re eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or UniLink or OUA course at Swinburne, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens
  • are undertaking bridging study for overseas trained professionals and will be living in Australia for the duration of this study
  • have not exceeded the new combined Help Loan limit.
     

The HELP limit is the maximum amount you can borrow from the government in your lifetime towards your education costs. It is fixed and cannot be topped up.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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CRICOS code
107394K
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
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29-July-2024
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
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