Construction Project Management

Master of Construction Project Management

Prog. Code: 
8121
Duration: 
1.5 years full-time
Entry
Term 1, Term 3
Delivery Options
Full-time, Part-time
Commonwealth Supported Places
No
Professional Accreditation
This program has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Learn modern management methodologies and principles of project management

This degree will teach you modern management methodologies and principles of project management and apply them across the various phases of the construction project development life-cycle.

This degree will give you an advanced understanding of the construction project management body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to the discipline and professional field. You will learn to apply construction project management principles and practices to new or complex environments. During your studies, you will plan and execute a research-based or professional project, undertake a capstone experience or complete a piece of work that involves substantial scholarship, particularly in the construction project management context.

The Master of Construction Project Management is offered as either a 1.5-year program or a 1-year program depending on your previous studies and experience.

Key Information

Program details

The Master of Construction Project Management is offered as either a 1.5-year program or a 1-year program. 

1 Year Master of Construction Project Management
The 1-year program consists of 8 courses (48 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

  • 6 Core Courses
  • 1 Construction Elective Course 
  • 1 Elective Course (chosen from within UNSW Built Environment or the Schools of Civil or Environmental Engineering) 

1.5 Year Master of Construction Project Management
The 1.5-year program consists of 9 courses and a research project (72 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

  • 7 Core Courses
  • 2 Construction Elective Course 
  • 1 Elective Course (chosen from within UNSW Built Environment or the Schools of Civil or Environmental Engineering) 
  • 1 Research Project

Research Project 
In your final semester of study, you'll devise and independently undertake a major research project, where you'll focus on a particular area of specialised interest and build further depth and expertise to the critical ideas and knowledge you have already gained. You'll also complete a research seminar which will provide you with a range of research-based tools needed to complete the major research project.  

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

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

Program learning outcomes

This course addresses the following Construction Management and Property Program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the construction project management body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to the discipline or professional field. 
  • Apply construction project management principles and practices to new or complex environments. 
  • Plan and execute a research-based or professional project, undertake a capstone experience or complete a piece of work that involves substantial scholarship, particularly in the construction project management context. 
  • Critically evaluate contemporary debates and literatures in construction project management. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition or application of knowledge or skills. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international perspectives relevant to the construction management discipline and the construction industry. 
  • Demonstrate and understanding of, and the ability to apply, the principles of teamwork and collaboration. 
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness, environmental and social responsibility, and a respect for diversity.
Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Construction management

  • Project management

  • Design management

  • Value management

  • International project management

Related Degrees
Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management
 

Accreditation

The Masters of Construction Project Management has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with both AIB and RICS.

Why UNSW Built Environment
  • Learn from academic expertise

  • Develop life-long research skills

  • Graduate Certificate entry available

  • 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)

  • UNSW has invested over $1.2 billion in student facilities and accommodation

  • Member of prestigious Group of Eight (Go8)

  • Strong industry links and partnerships

  • 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.

Student work
Entry requirements

1.5 year (72 UOC) program

To be eligible for this program you must have: 

  • Undergraduate degree with a credit average in a related* field OR
  • Undergraduate degree in any field with a credit average plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level OR
  • Graduate Certificate in CPM with a credit average

1 year (48 UOC) program

Additionally, students who meet one of the following criteria will receive advanced standing of 24 UOC. They will not be required to undertake BENV7020 Research Seminar (6 UOC), REST0018 Research Project (12 UOC) and one 6 UOC elective.

To be eligible for this program you must have: 

  • Undergraduate Honours** degree with a credit average in a related* field OR
  • Undergraduate Honours** degree with a credit average in an unrelated field (honours) plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level OR
  • Masters degree with a credit average in a Related* field

 *Related field: Studies in built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.

**Definition of an Honours degree: An Honours degree consists of usually a year-long research program as part of a Bachelor's degree, either as an addition to a general Bachelor’s degree or an embedded program in the final year of a specialised Bachelor's degree. In the Honours degree, students shall complete selected courses within a supervised program of research (either field, laboratory, archival exploration or design based), and produce a high-quality research thesis or design work which is marked/graded. The Honours degree requires students to demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge through independent or self-directed research and critical thinking as required by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level 8.

How to apply

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

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. 

Scholarships
Fees and expenses
Our students

The fact that the degree is so flexible means you can balance a job whilst studying full time. I found that being employed whilst studying enabled me to directly relate my current studies with my work.

Robert Close, Alumnus

Our staff

Head of Discipline

Dr Yat Lam
Senior Lecturer in Property & Development

Professor

Professor Martin Loosemore

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mohammad Mojtahedi
Senior Lecturer
Dr Changxin Wang

Lecturer

Dr Samad Sepasgozar
Dr Riza Yosia Sunindijo
Director of Postgraduate Research