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.
If you’re an international student living outside Australia, you can currently only study this course online from your home country. Before applying, please make sure you meet the minimum English language entry requirements (we now accept some take-home English tests).
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
February 2021 | June 2021 | September 2021
Study modesFull-time, Part-time (part-time available to domestic students only)
Study feesSee ‘Course fees & requirements’ below
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The construction industry has always required efficient technical and financial project administrators, and this need is even greater in today’s financial climate. Construction and infrastructure projects must run efficiently on all fronts, and managers must be able to plan, execute and supervise jobs with professional skill in areas where each new technological advance creates a need for new techniques, methods and equipment.
The main aim of this program is to prepare graduates for future roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes and funds in the construction, building 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.
To qualify for the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management, students must complete a total of 15 units (200 credit points) as follows:
3 Foundation units (37.5 credit points)
5 Technical units (62.5 credit points)
4 Elective units (50 credit points), selected from Elective, Technical or Foundation unit lists
1 Research Methods (12.5 credit points)
1 Research Paper (12.5 credit points)
1 Research Project (25 credit points)
Credits can be granted for prior study.
Units of study**
Complete three units (37.5 credit points):
- CSM80006 Engineering Project Management
- RSK80004 Introduction to Risk and Due Diligence
- CSM80007 Construction Site Operations
Complete five units (62.5 credit points):
- CSM80002 Environmental Sustainability in Construction*
- CSM80008 Location-based Management for Construction*
- CSM80009 Procurement and Risk Management in Projects*
- MME80001 Resource Planning and Management*
- CVE80006 Infrastructure Deterioration Modelling
Complete four units (50 credit points):
- CVE80010 Principles of Sustainability
- EDU80011 Professional Masters Career Management
- MME80003 Maintenance Management of Engineering Assets
- CSM80001 Project Costing
Complete three units (50 credit points):
- ICT80011 Research Methods*
- CVE80001 Research Paper*
- CVE80017 Research Project* (25 credit points)
* Outcome units – matched exemptions are generally not granted for higher education outcome units.
** Units are subject to regular review and may change.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives, graduate skills and professional recognition.
These programs will provide graduates with an opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of construction and infrastructure management principles, procurement and cost analysis. Graduates can pursue careers as construction managers, project engineers/managers, civil engineers and asset management engineers in a range of industries including consulting engineering, construction, research organisations, private sector, local and other government authorities.
Aims and objectives
At the completion of the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management course, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate 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.
- Demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and justify propositions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; including clients, customers, multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders.
- Demonstrate a high level of autonomy, accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs.
At Swinburne, scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.
With the George Swinburne Postgraduate Scholarship, students could be paying 30% less for the course, if they pursue the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing), Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management, or Master of Data Science. Terms and Conditions apply, learn more.
There are a number scholarships available to domestic students. Contact us to find out more.
Course fees & requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements
A$37,480 (annual for 2021)
Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on-site. Programs that are taught solely online are not available to onshore international students who hold an international student visa.
A$33,880 (annual; full-time for 2021)
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.
The total tuition fee is dependent upon the combination of units of study selected by the student. Fees are reviewed each year.
A bachelor qualification in engineering, building, architecture, construction management, or other cognate engineering/technology disciplines. Or a qualification deemed to be equivalent (in the opinion of the selection officer) to any of the above.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
Find out more about English Language requirements.
Applications may also be assessed for English language requirements. For any questions, contact us.