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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Construction
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Construction requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

For entry into the Thesis Pathway:

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a construction related four year Bachelor with Honours degree or a Bachelor of Construction (Honours) or equivalent qualification with a minimum grade average of B over the contributing courses for the Honours year; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree followed by a relevant Postgraduate Certificate with a minimum grade average of B+ over the contributing courses for the Postgraduate Certificate, or equivalent.

For entry into the Coursework Pathway:

(d) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction or equivalent qualification with a minimum grade average of B across the highest level courses; or

(e) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction or equivalent qualification and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience; or

(f) have been awarded or qualified for a construction related four year Bachelor with Honours degree or a Bachelor of Construction (Honours) or equivalent qualification; or

(g) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Construction followed by the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction or equivalent qualification with a minimum grade average of B over the contributing courses for the Postgraduate Diploma; or

(h) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree followed by a relevant Postgraduate Certificate with a minimum grade average of B over the contributing courses for the Postgraduate Certificate, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Construction shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) at least 45 credits from Schedule C;

and including:

(c) attending workshops, block courses, tutorials, or laboratories as required.

3. The programme of study for the Master of Construction without a subject must include 218717 for the Coursework Pathway, and both 218717 and 218718 for the Thesis Pathway.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(b), (c), (f), (g) or (h) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

5. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(e) or (f) may consist of 120 credits selected from the Schedule for the Qualification including at least 45 credits from Schedule C.

Specialisations

6. The Degree of Master of Construction may be awarded with or without a subject.

7. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 75 credits in a subject; the requirements for each subject are set out in Schedule A for the Qualification.

8. Subjects available are: Building Technology*, Construction Law, Construction Project Management, Digital Built Environment, Facilities Management*, Quantity Surveying, Sustainable Built Environment.

*No new enrolments

Student Progression

9. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Construction (Coursework Pathway) candidates must have achieved a minimum B grade average over the first 60 credits in Part One.

10. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Construction (Thesis Pathway) candidates must have achieved a minimum B+ grade average over the first 60 credits in Part One.

11. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Construction may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

12. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

13. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction or Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

14. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

15. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Construction prior to 1 January 2022 may fulfil the credit requirements of the qualification (and the subject in which they were enrolled, if applicable) and entry requirements prior to this time, and are exempt from taking 218717 and 218718 and from progression requirements. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses at the same level and of the same value in the schedule and may take 218820 in order to fulfil Part Two requirements. This transition expires 31 December 2025.

16. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Construction (Sustainable Built Environment) prior to 1 January 2023 who have successfully completed 218730 may substitute this for 218769 until 31 December 2026.

Schedule for the Master of Construction

Part One

Schedule A: Subject courses

Building Technology (60 credits)

No new enrolments

60 credits from

218730 Construction Project Management 15 credits

218761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
R 218760

218769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228769

218770 Advanced Construction Technology 15 credits

Construction Law (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

218717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

218763 Advanced Construction Law 15 credits

218765 Construction Adjudication 15 credits

218781 Construction Financial Administration 15 credits

15 credits from

Coursework Pathway

218764 Construction Contracts and Administration 15 credits

Thesis Pathway

218718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

Construction Project Management (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

218717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

218720 Advanced Construction Site Operations and Control 15 credits

218730 Construction Project Management 15 credits

218770 Advanced Construction Technology 15 credits

15 credits from

Coursework Pathway

218710 Advanced Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits

Thesis pathway

218718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

Digital Built Environment (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

218712 Advanced Building Information Modelling 15 credits

218717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

218730 Construction Project Management 15 credits

218770 Advanced Construction Technology 15 credits

15 credits from

Coursework Pathway

218713 Digital Technology Applications in Construction 15 credits

Thesis Pathway

218718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

Facilities Management (75 credits)

No new enrolments

75 credits from

114702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations 30 credits

218730 Construction Project Management 15 credits

218761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
R 218760

218770 Advanced Construction Technology 15 credits

Quantity Surveying (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

218717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

218730 Construction Project Management 15 credits

218780 Quantity Surveying Practice 15 credits

218781 Construction Financial Administration 15 credits

15 credits from

Coursework Pathway

218764 Construction Contracts and Administration 15 credits

Thesis Pathway

218718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

Sustainable Built Environment (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

127702 Sustainable Property Development 15 credits

218715 Sustainability and Climate Change for Construction Industry 15 credits

218717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

218769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228769

15 credits from

Coursework Pathway

218714 Sustainable Buildings and Structures 15 credits

Thesis Pathway

218718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
R 218711

Schedule B: Elective courses

Courses at 700 level from the 218 prefix

And may include up to 45 credits from

115764 Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits

115766 Managing Financial Resources 15 credits

115774 Operations and Supply Chain Management 15 credits

115791 Digital Transformation 15 credits

130705 Emergency Management 30 credits

131704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

131709 Sustainable Development Goals in Practice 30 credits

132731 Planning Law 30 credits

158738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security 15 credits
R 157738

158740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits

158741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits

158757 User Interface Design and Evaluation 15 credits
R 157757

178719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

178742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178360 and 178762

178755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

240753 Supply Chain Analytics 15 credits

240756 Value Chain Management 15 credits

287735 Quality Improvement 15 credits
R 143785

287741 Quality System Development and Management 15 credits
R 287730

Part Two

Schedule C: Research courses

Coursework Pathway (45 credits from)

218810 Research Report 45 credits

Thesis Pathway (90 credits from)

218828 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

218829 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 218828

218830 Thesis 90 credits