Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096487M

Level of study: Undergraduate


Take a leading role in exciting, large-scale building construction with VU's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).

In our honours construction-management degree, you’ll learn all the skills needed to manage residential, commercial and industrial projects. You’ll gain valuable expertise in the various areas of large-scale building and civil-engineering projects.

Your expertise will let you undertake roles overseeing the building process, from design to development, construction and operation.

You’ll graduate with skills in:

  • project planning
  • cost and quality management
  • construction techniques and materials
  • building law
  • building codes
  • industrial relations
  • personnel management.

Our industry contacts and our focus on real-world experience ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate.

Construction management is a growing profession, and your qualifications will be highly useful and in-demand. An honours degree helps you fulfill the requirements of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the targeted accreditation body for this course.

Diverse construction expertise

Graduate with diverse skills, tailored to the construction industry:

  • planning and managing strategies for the construction process
  • assessing documents for compliance with codes and standards
  • assessing plans for constructability
  • communicating with technical professionals such as architects and engineers on design objectives
  • formulating project cash flows and budgets
  • preparing tender documents, contract bidding, negotiation and sub-contractor selection
  • supervising construction sites and personnel.

We give you experience with real-world scenarios and settings, so you graduate ready to apply your high-demand skills in industry and community.

Careers in building and construction management

An honours degree is designed to put you in a position to apply for recognised accreditation from the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

On completing Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), possible job opportunities include:

  • construction manager
  • project manager
  • quantity surveyor
  • building technician
  • building surveyor
  • building contractor
  • estimator
  • contract administrator
  • facilities manager
  • property developer.

Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities in the private and public sectors, working for:

  • building proprietors
  • contractors
  • developers
  • government bodies
  • consultancy practices
  • self-employed entrepreneurs.

You’ll also have skills and knowledge that can be applied in other industries such as mining, petrochemicals and infrastructure development.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core studies;
  • 240 credit points Professional Core studies; and,
  • 48 credit points from the Building Compliance Minor.

First Class Honours:
To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve:

  • A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3;
  • A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4;
  • <>A HD grade for the final year NEF4201 Research Project 2.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,000 Per Year
Read more15,000 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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