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Construction Management Major


Your course of study in the Construction Management Major will include techniques and models in the initiation, appraisal, procurement, planning, construction, control, organisation and management, and handover of engineering construction projects. You will develop professional project management skills in the context of engineering construction projects or civil infrastructure projects.

This major best aligns with the Civil stream.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Construction Management Major

Achievement of a major in Construction Management Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000 and 2000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 4000-level project units
(iv) 6 credit points of 4000-level interdisciplinary units
(v) 12 credit points of 4000-level or higher elective specialist units

Units of study

1000-level units of study
Core units
Engineering Construction and Surveying
6    A CIVL1900. Some statistical awareness is an advantage and co-enrolment in MATH1005 Statistics is advised. HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or completion of (MATH1001 or MATH1021) and MATH1002 are sufficient for non-statistical maths preparation
N CIVL2810

In recent years - the course has included a 1.5 day camp at Webbs Creek (about 80km from Sydney). The camp is located in a bushland setting. It aims to provide valuable practice in practical field survey and has a secondary aim of providing a basis for social gathering (this aspect being requested in student feedback over recent years)
Semester 2
2000-level units of study
Core units
Project Appraisal
6    A MATH1005
N ENGG2850 OR CIVL3812
Semester 2
3000-level units of study
Core units
Project Scope, Time and Cost Management
6    A CIVL2810 or CIVL1810
N ENGG1865 OR QBUS2350
Semester 1
4000-level units of study
Project units
Thesis A
6    P 30 credit points of any 3000- or higher level units of study.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
It is expected that the Thesis will be conducted over two consecutive semesters and that the majority of students will start in Semester 1. Commencement in Semester 2 requires permission of Thesis coordinator and School's Director of Learning and Teaching and will only be allowed where there are good reasons for doing so. Students considering this option should discuss it with the Thesis coordinator at least one semester before they intend to start.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Thesis B
6    P 30 credit points of any 3000- or higher level units of study.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary units
Civil Engineering Design
6    A CIVL2410 AND CIVL3612 AND (CIVL4811 OR CIVL3811)
P CIVL3205 and CIVL3206
Semester 1
Elective Specialist units
Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE
6    A CIVL3805. Students are expected to have understood and applied basic tools for project scope, cost and time management for projects as taught in (CIVL3805)or equivalent courses.
N ENGG3853
Semester 2
Contracts Formulation and Management
6    A CIVL3805. Students are expected to have grasped the concepts of basic legal and management principles and the understanding of construction and engineering terminologies. As there is no any prerequisite courses for this UoS, without prior knowledge student can perform exceptionally well with regular attendance and participation in course activities.
N CIVL3813 OR ENGG3854
Semester 2
Project Procurement and Tendering
6    A CIVL3805
Semester 2
Project Formulation
6    P CIVL3805 AND (CIVL3812 OR CIVL2812)
Semester 1