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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

2 years full-time

Intakes

February 2023 | June 2023 | September 2023

Study modes

Full-time

Study fees

See ‘Course fees & requirements’ below

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 200 credit points comprising 15 core units. One capstone unit carries 25 credit points and all other units in the course carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points.

Units of study**

Core units

  • CSM80003 Construction Law and Contract Management*
  • CSM80006 Engineering Project Management 
  • CSM80011 Systems, Processes and Technologies for Construction 
  • CSM80012 Documentation and Information Management with BIM 
  • CSM80013 Procurement, Tendering and Contracts*
  • CSM80014 Advanced Scheduling and Visualisation-Based Integrated Project Controls*
  • CSM80015 BIM and Digital Twins for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure* (capstone)
  • CSM80016 Estimating and Project Costing*
  • CSM80017 Managing Quality and Safety in Construction Site Operations
  • CVE80001 Research Paper* 
  • CVE80003 Transport Planning, Modelling and Economics
  • CVE80006 Infrastructure Deterioration Modelling
  • MME80001 Resource Planning and Management* 
  • MME80003 Maintenance Management of Buildings and Engineering Assets 
  • RSK80006 Risk Management in Projects and Engineering Industries

* Outcome units – Units that are nominated as demonstrating the attainment of course learning outcomes at the required AQF level.

** 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.

Financial support

At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. Find out more about scholarships.
 

Course fees & requirements

- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements

Course fees

A$40,600 (annual, full-time for 2023)*
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.

*Fees displayed are relevant to 2023 and are subject to annual review. Fees are based on a student’s study load in each semester.

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.

Entry Requirements

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 or;
  • graduate certificate of Construction Management.

* Engineering (Civil or Construction)/Building /Architecture/ Quantity Surveying/ Construction Management or other related engineering/technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate.

 

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.