Construction Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management

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1 year part-time

Term 1, Term 3

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Learn skills to effectively manage large construction projects

The Graduate Certificate is the first tier of two postgraduate programs in Construction Project Management.

It is undertaken on a part-time basis over two terms with students completing two courses in each term.

Students learn about project management principles and techniques needed to effectively manage large construction projects. 

Key Information

Program details

The Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management is a 0.5-year program, taught over 1 full year, consisting of 4 courses (24 Units Of Credit/UOC).

This program can only be undertaken on a part-time basis.

The program includes:

  • 4 Core Courses

Key Areas of Study
Construction Project Management
Construction Planning
Construction Informatics
Risk Management and Business Analytics

Progression Pathway
The Graduate Certificate of Construction Project Management is an articulated pathway to the Master of Construction Project Management.

For course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate program is suited to practicing personnel in relevant fields including building, construction management, construction economics, civil engineering, mining engineering, project management, quantity surveying, real estate who wish to enhance their career opportunities. This program also provides an opportunity to those who have relevant professional experience but limited formal qualifications to study at the graduate level.
Please note that the Graduate Certificate is not available to International students as it can only be undertaken on a part-time basis. 

Related Degrees
Master of Construction Project Management

Why UNSW School of Built Environment
  • UNSW ranks 25th in the world and 4th in Australia in Architecture/Built Environment (QS World Rankings 2019)
  • UNSW Sydney ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019)

  •  In the 2015 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) UNSW was rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design. Its rating in Urban Planning research was also the joint highest in Australia.

  • Learn from academic expertise

  • Develop life-long research skills

  • Benefit from close links with industry

Student work

2015 Graduation Projects (Bachelor of Construction Management and Property)

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management applicants need to have one of the following: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a related* field OR
  • Undergraduate degree in any field plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level OR
  • Accredited Diploma in a related field + 3 years construction experience at a managerial level OR
  • Accredited Diploma in an unrelated field + 5 years construction experience at a managerial level OR
  • A recognised and relevant professional qualification such as membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Master Builders Association (MBA) or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) + 5 years of work experience in the construction industry at a management level

 *Definition of a Related field: built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.


Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management students with a credit average or above may apply for entry into the Master of Construction Project Management program (8121) with full credits for the completed courses.

How to apply

All domestic and international students can apply for postgraduate coursework online:

  • Apply online (International students must pay an application fee of $125.)

Application deadlines:

  • Term 1 (February) - apply by 30 November*
  • Term 3 (September) - apply by 31 July

Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.

If you gain entry into a program at UNSW, you can then be assessed for transfer credit for courses (subjects) studied in your previous degree. 

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