Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Australian Property Institute (API) has accredited this program.
Apply innovative and sustainable practices to the property development and construction process
There are ever-increasing employment opportunities locally and globally for those who have advanced skills and knowledge in both construction management and property development. During your study you will develop a deep understanding of how the two areas are interrelated and what is required to manage complex projects in these fields.
You will learn practical ways to integrate cutting-edge smart technologies and sustainable approaches to construction and property projects and conduct research into high-performance products and systems.
With a focus on human-centred design, new technologies and health and wellbeing, you will learn how to address pressing challenges facing construction and property such as the transition to higher density living, skilled labour shortages and the rising cost of raw materials.
Complete this unique qualification in just two years as an accelerated program and gain a dual qualification and professional accreditation in both construction management and property development.
The Master of Construction Project Management/Master of Property and Development double degree is offered as a 2.5-year program. With accelerated study, students can complete the degree within two years (6 terms within the UNSW three-term calendar).
The 2 to 2.5-year double-degree program consists of 18 courses (108 units of credit/UOC).
The program includes:
- 14 Core Courses
- 2 Research Courses
- 1 Elective Course
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 Planning and Control
Construction Cost and Value Management
Risk Management and Business Analytics
Property Performance Analysis
Property Investment and Finance
Property Industry Application
Property Development and Feasibility Analysis
Real Property Law
You will develop a wide range of interdisciplinary skills required to best manage the property development and construction processes, with significant opportunities to:
- Manage large commercial property portfolios
- Work in corporate real estate
- Develop careers in financial institutions (banking and investment)
- Manage the process for large and international construction projects
- The only qualification in Australia to provide dual professional accreditation and qualification in both construction management and property development
- Strong industry links and partnerships creating a dynamic program that adapts to current industry changes and challenges
- UNSW ranks 27th in the world and 4th in Australia in Architecture/Built Environment and ranked overall in the top 50 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings, 2020)
- Learn from academic expertise. UNSW is rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design and Urban Planning research (2015 Excellence for Research in Australia)
- Graduate Certificate entry available
2.5 year (108 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 Construction Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average
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, 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
Students who enter from either 8121 or 8127 will receive credit for all courses completed in these programs and any credit granted before commencing the single degree will be honoured in the double degree.
*Related fields include 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.
All domestic and international students can apply for postgraduate coursework online:
- Term 1 (February) - apply by 30 November
- Term 2 (June) - apply by 31 March
- Term 3 (September) - apply by 31 July
Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.
A wide variety of scholarships and awards are available to support you when you are starting and throughout your degree. Whether it is academic, sporting, equity, indigenous, rural, degree-specific, or travel and exchange, you can find a scholarship that suits you.
The faculty has several scholarships and prizes offered to students enrolled in its programs. For information, including general scholarships available to UNSW local and international students and closing dates for applications, visit the UNSW Scholarships Website.