Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)Program details
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Construction management is not just about building sites; it’s about the bigger picture. Develop the skills to manage vast numbers of people and resources to ensure the safe delivery of buildings.
In this degree you’ll gain extensive knowledge of developments in urban cities, the increasing need for residential and commercial properties and the renovation of elements of the built environment.
Developed in response to industry demand, the courses in this degree will take you through the skills you need in planning, coordination and control of a project, from inception to completion.
How you will learn
Hands-on experience is essential in the construction management field, so this program is structured to accommodate you working part-time while studying. This encourages you to gain firsthand industry experience and apply the theories you’ll learn during your studies.
The first year will introduce you to the construction and property industries, and set the foundations for your learning for the following three years. Your courses will cover how buildings and assets are created, so you can learn to appreciate each different type and how they are acquired. You will also be taught basic construction management skills.
Studying the construction process and technology in greater detail, you’ll learn how to plan, cost and schedule construction. Your studies will also cover how buildings work and what is required to create sustainable structures. To help you become an industry leader, you will be given broader skills in areas such as law, economics and leadership.
Third-year courses explore commercial construction in greater detail and you’ll gain the skills to manage complex construction projects. A research methods course will build the foundation for your research project in Year 4.
Your final year prepares you to move into industry, offering insights into the construction environment and latest trends. All your learnings will come together in a final-year capstone project, where you’ll have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a realistic, simulated construction project. You will also complete a research project, including writing a thesis and producing poster presentations.
I would highly recommend to anyone interested in undertaking Construction Management – especially females – to just go for it!
What does a city need?
RMIT’s programs in building, construction and planning prepare you for the variety of careers that take part in shaping our future cities.
Matthew Tankey – Construction Management
Matthew grew up in a family of builders and this inspired him to pursue a career in construction. After recommendations from industry professionals, he enrolled in a construction management degree.
Samantha’s interest in buildings, construction and cities motivated her to study construction management.