Master of Construction Management Practice
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
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Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$40600 (annual for 2023)*
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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.
To qualify for the Master of Construction Management Practice, students must complete a total of 100 credit points comprising:
- 7 Core units
The Master of Construction Management Practice consists of 100 credit point). One capstone unit carries 25 credit points and all other units in the course normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Master of Construction Management Practice is typically 12 months.
Maximum Academic Credit
The AQF level 9 research components are met in the Master of Construction Management Practice specifically through the unit CVE80001 Research Paper. This postgraduate unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake a minor research investigation on a construction management topic and prepare a research paper having potential to be published in peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Elements of research methods will also be introduced in the core unit CSM80006 Engineering Project Management. Research methods and skills are also taught and developed over weekly synchronous lectures and material made available online in CVE80001 and assessed at mid-semester prior to the development of a full paper. The unit is primarily assessed on the strength of the students’ research skills, via the following assessment pieces such as (a) a final paper or report (70%); and (b) an oral-based presentation (20-25%). In this way, both written and oral communication skills are explicitly assessed. Conducting research on a topic specific to the postgraduate course allows students to develop, and be assessed on a range of skills such as: (i) the ability to work independently; (ii) the ability to work on a relevant problem that may be unfamiliar; (iii) open-ended problem-solving; and (iv) systematic analyses. Weekly tutorials and meetings with an academic supervisor provide opportunities for students develop the following research skills:- create, reflect upon, and iterate the study; understand and improve their knowledge of research design principles; manage a research project; analyse and appraise the literature and the current state-of-the-art. These skills are also inherent in the production of a paper that is targeting potential publication outcomes. Furthermore, the capstone unit would have some potential applied research opportunities in a relevant work-integrated learning environment.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- Apply high-level advanced knowledge and skills in Construction Management practice related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure
- Plan and execute an independent research project in a relevant Construction Management topic by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills
- Reflect in managing practical issues/ complex problems and describing/ developing contemporary and sustainable Construction Management trends and best practices related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure
- Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, perceptions, problems, concepts and theories of Construction Management practice to provide rational solutions to composite problems using critical thinking and team-based/ independent judgement in the project-based construction industry
- Exercise clear and coherent communication for all professional purposes with specialist and non-specialist audiences including clients, customers, multi-disciplinary/ multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders
- Exercise and exhibit a high-level of accountability, autonomy, credibility, ethics, and integrity in all professional responsibilities and personal work outputs.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
• a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree (minimum 4 years of fulltime study) in any of following disciplines:
1. Engineering (Civil or Construction)
4. Quantity Surveying
5. Construction Management
6. Other related engineering/ technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management*
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
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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