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Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management

MA-CIMGT Postgraduate Sydney CRICOS code: 088131F

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.

Duration

15 Units – 2 Years

Intakes

28 January 2020/ 11 May 2020/ 7 September 2020

Study modes

Full-time

Study fees

AU$37,480 (annual for 2020)*

*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. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course information in detail

- Course detail, course structure and units of study.

Course Description

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.

Course structure

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**

 

Foundation units
Complete three units (37.5 credit points):

  • CSM80006 Engineering Project Management 
  • RSK80004 Introduction to Risk and Due Diligence 
  • CSM80007 Construction Site Operations 

Technical units
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

Elective units
Complete four units (50 credit points):

  • CVE80010 Principles of Sustainability
  • EDU80011 Professional Masters Career Management
  • MME80003 Maintenance Management of Engineering Assets
  • CSM80001 Project Costing 

Research units
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.

Career opportunities

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students, who meet the program entry requirements including onshore and offshore students.

With the George Swinburne STEM Achievement PG Scholarship, students could be paying 30% less for masters, if they pursue either the Master of Information Technology or Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management. Terms and Conditions apply, contact us to learn more.

Course fees & requirements

- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements

Course fees

AU$36,760 (annual for 2019)*

AU$37,480 (annual for 2020)*

*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.

Entry Requirements

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.