Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
The Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management aims to prepare graduates for future roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes and funds in the construction, management and maintenance of buildings and assets in the civil infrastructure. This aim is facilitated by the study of advanced management and engineering techniques in the fields of construction, building and maintenance.
Students gain significant knowledge and skills in procurement and project delivery, resource planning and management, project costing, health and safety, and risk management. They also learn about the environmental, financial, legal and contractual considerations associated with project-based industries.
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
Semester 2 - 31 July 2023
2024 Start Dates
Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
Semester 2 - 29 July 2024
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The construction industry is one of the top contributors to the economy and society. Large lifespans of most constructed facilities and civil infrastructure assets always provide vast opportunities for several requirements for professional management agendas. Numerous studies and reports revealed that the productivity and safety aspects in construction and asset management sectors require significant improvements through the adoption of sophisticated digital technologies, advanced management and novel systems. The necessities for improved efficiency and effectiveness through prudent modern professional practices is even greater in today's financial climate and business environment in the industry. Projects must run efficiently on all fronts, and managers must be able to plan, execute and supervise work with professional skills in areas where each new technological advance creates a need for innovative and refined techniques, methods and equipment. The main purpose of this postgraduate course is to prepare graduates for future professional roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes, projects and funds in the construction and infrastructure management works. This purpose is facilitated by the study of advanced management and engineering techniques as well as sophisticated tools and software for professional purpose in the construction and infrastructure management domains for buildings and civil infrastructure.
To qualify for the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management, students must complete a total of 200 credit points comprising:
- 15 core units
The Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management consists of 200 credit points. 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 and Infrastructure Management is typically 2 years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management is 100 credit points (normally eight units)
The AQF level 9 research components are met in the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management 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 the potential to be published in peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Research methods and skills are taught and developed over weekly synchronous lectures and material made available online 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 to 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
Complete all 15 units:
CSM80015 BIM and Digital Twins for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure * 25 credit points
* Outcome units - matched exemptions are generally not granted for higher education outcome units.
Onshore international students can undertake no more than 1/3 of their course by online or distance education and may not study exclusively online/distance in any compulsory study period in accordance with government regulation.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
The Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management postgraduate course aims to prepare graduates for future professional roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes, projects, assets and funds in the design, construction, operation and maintenance projects of building and civil infrastructure works in public and private sectors.
Aims and objectives
On successful completion of this course students will be able to :
- Apply high-level advanced knowledge and skills in Construction and Infrastructure 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 and Infrastructure Management topic by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and research skills
- Reflect in managing practical issues/ complex problems and describing/ developing contemporary and sustainable Construction and Infrastructure 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 and Infrastructure 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, project teams and stakeholders from different disciplines and diverse cultures
- Exercise and exhibit a high-level of accountability, autonomy, credibility, ethics, and integrity in all professional responsibilities and personal work outputs
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Annual Amenities fee if studying full-time*|
||$73,040||$36,520||See how your SSAF is calculated|
Fees are estimates for students commencing in 2023 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2023 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.
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
Applicants are required to have completed one of the following:
• Bachelor (or higher award) in an approved discipline* from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent degree
• Graduate Certificate of Construction Management
* Engineering (Civil or Construction); Building; Architecture; Quantity Surveying; Construction Management; other related engineering/ technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate.
How to apply
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