Are you civil engineering graduates wanting to get best jobs in the construction industry? Master of construction management is a professional degree you need to obtain. The following is a typical program for the master course.
2 years full time
The unique mix of breadth and depth in the field of construction management studies provides a distinctive foundation for professional leadership for graduates facing the social, financial and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Students can enhance their program by taking cross-disciplinary studies in urban design, urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture. This creates opportunities to locate construction specific knowledge in a broader context and therefore develop programs of study suited to the needs of the individual student.
There is also the opportunity to take research subjects which may enable progression to further studies as a PhD candidate. Professional experience can be integrated as part of the program which contributes to professional accreditation requirements.
The Master of Construction Management:
* allows students to develop and build on expertise in quantity surveying, construction law, project management and facility management.
* covers studies across the full breadth of the building cycle; and
* provides the opportunity to specialise in the management of the construction process (costing, planning, budgeting and resource allocation).
Admission Requirements – 2 Year program
Master of Construction Management – 200 points
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria completion of the Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction) at the University of Melbourne between 2005 and 2010; and completion of at least 16 weeks of documented relevant full-time professional work experience;
a three-year undergraduate degree in a cognate area with a weighted average of at least 65% in the final two years, or equivalent, together with a personal statement of up to 1000 words outlining relevant prior study and work experience, and motivation to undertake the course.
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Note: Students who have completed relevant prior study and/or at least one year of documented relevant full-time professional work experience, or equivalent, may be eligible for advanced standing.
Students who have completed at least twelve months documented relevant work experience may be eligible to receive 50 points of credit for completion of a reflective journal, including a critical review of an industry project (not more than 5,000 words), during their professional experience.
Graduates in construction management typically work for construction companies both on and off construction sites. Their roles include planning and scheduling, project management, contract administration, or estimating and tendering.
Graduates pursuing a career in construction economics work as construction cost consultants and quantity surveyors with financiers, property developers, and project managers.