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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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

The construction management degree prepares you for a wide range of professional roles in the building and construction industry.

This course is management-oriented and focuses on a broad range of interrelated disciplines including domestic, commercial and civil construction. You will be taught by a dedicated team of professionals with qualifications and experience in construction-related disciplines. 

Core subjects include construction technology, measurement and estimating, project management, contracts administration, building law and economics, and communication and computer skills.

Before you complete your course, you will undertake 80 days of work experience during vacation time to further enhance your skills and knowledge. 

The core subject areas you will study are:

You will study the physical elements of construction and how they go together to form a complete structure. You will also discuss material components and examine their impact on the natural environment.

Measurement and estimating
You will calculate the cost of work and materials required in building the construction project, and learn the techniques and principles used to arrive at these figures.

Project management
You will learn how to review the management of projects. Specific topics covered include industrial relations, safety and health issues, time management, site management, quality management and property development.

Contracts administration
You will learn the legal aspects applied to construction and building contracts while the project is in progress.

Costs management
You will study contemporary techniques appropriate to cost planning and building design options. You will learn the economic framework of construction, including value management.

Communication is fundamental to construction. All forms, written, visual and oral, are assessed. You will also gain knowledge of computer applications. This unit underpins all the above subject areas.

Admission criteria

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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


STAT entry 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.

Written English and MC Quantitative

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

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘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

English language proficiency

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

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

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.


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. 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.

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.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

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.