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Construction Management

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) - BAppSc(Curtin) - B-CONM Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry Written English and MC Quantitative STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

Construction managers work across a broad range of interrelated disciplines on residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

This degree is management-oriented and prepares you for a range of professional roles in the building and infrastructure construction industry. You will be taught by a dedicated team of professionals with qualifications and experience in construction-related disciplines.

You will study subjects relating to:

  • construction technology
  • quantity measurement and cost estimating
  • project planning and management
  • strategy and financial management
  • contract administration
  • building law
  • cost planning
  • cost management
  • implementation of IT in construction (including building information modelling)
  • professional communication and interpersonal skills.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in supervised visits to construction sites and international study trips. In addition to your study, you will be strongly encouraged to undertake work experience within the industry prior to graduating.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics Applications ATAR
  • English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR

TAFE requirements

Those who have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction from Central TAFE may receive recognition of prior learning up to 200 credit points.


July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. For member entry to both Institutes, graduates are required to have two years approved field practice, together with an assessment of professional competence. The course is also accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia, if certain requirements are met.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on or 1300 222 888.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Building Technician
  • Building Surveyor
  • Building Contractor
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Property Developer.

Why Construction Management?

How this course will make you industry ready

You will be required to complete 80 days' work experience prior to graduation as well as a supervised research project in fourth year. You will also complete projects and assignments related to the construction industry throughout your course.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.