Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Hemanta Doloi
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Construction Management at the University of Melbourne is understood in the broadest possible way, as a discipline ideally incorporating any area of technical endeavour that seeks to improve our ability to manage the industrial structure, the fabrication and procurement process, and the output of building. In line with the mission of the Melbourne School of Design, graduate studies in Construction Management at the university are conceived to integrate the present requirements of professional training and education with the future needs of the industry, domestically as well as internationally. To this end, the Master of Construction Management at Melbourne rests as much on practice as it does on theory: it is a professional degree for graduates who not only want to gain employment in the construction industry but also want to contribute, intellectually, to tackling its social, technological, financial and environmental challenges.
Some of these areas are there to provide graduates with solid foundations for a future career in construction or construction academia, whereas other areas have been designed for students coming back from industry, who are interested in further developing their expertise, strategically, by accessing knowledge frameworks not yet broadly available in practice. Each area has its own list of core and selective subjects, chosen from a pool of offerings common to the program.
The Master of Construction Management aims to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
All students must take:
Students should choose specialisation and multidisciplinary electives in consultation with the course coordinator.
All students are required to complete one of the following specialisations after completing the compulsory 100-point first year program (see below). Click on an item below to see a description of the specialisation and a list of core and elective subjects.
|Subject Options:|| |
First-year core subjects
Students must complete all of the following subjects before progressing to the second year of the degree.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
See specialisations above.
Note: Students intending to seek accreditation in the field of quantity surveying must successfully complete ABPL90129 Advanced Cost Management.
Students complete 50 points of multidisciplinary electives which may include any of the following:
Student should choose specialisation and multidisciplinary electives in consultation with the course coordinator.
To view a sample course plan go to:
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
For information about the two year Master of Construction Management, designed for students with an undergraduate degree in construction management (or equivalent) click here.
For information about how to apply click here.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne School of Design is the graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. It offers professional entry programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property and Urban Planning. It offers specialist development programs in Property Valuation, Planning and Design and in Urban Design.
The Melbourne School of Design welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is the University and Faculty (Architecture, Building and Planning) policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable students’ participation in degrees offered by the Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
A candidate for degrees offered in the MSD must have abilities and skills which include the following: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and
(i) Observation: Candidates must be able to read text, diagrams, maps, drawings and numerical data. Candidates should be able to observe details at a number of scales and to record useful observations of environmental contexts.
(ii) Communication: Candidates should be able to communicate with fellow students, professional and academic staff, members of relevant professions and the public. Candidates
(iii) Motor: Candidates should have sufficient motor function to elicit information from environmental contexts. Off campus investigations may include visits to construction sites,
(iv) Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, synthesis and, importantly, the ability to
(v) Behavioural and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
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.
This course is recognised by national and international professional associations and undergoes a regular review process for quality assurance.
The Master of Construction Management has been specifically designed around the University of Melbourne graduate attributes and the requirements of professional associations. The Master of Construction Management will incorporate research-led teaching, problem-based collaborative learning, professional engagement, and a diverse mature cohort. Graduates of Master of Construction Management will have high-level professional and intellectual capabilities enabling them to demonstrate leadership, a commitment to life-long learning, and professional integrity.
|Links to further information:||http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au/construction/|
Download PDF version.