Bachelor of Construction (Honours) (Construction Management)
Study construction at USQ
Construction is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries and should continue to expand. Large infrastructure projects cost millions of dollars and take years to complete, so the need for construction managers to handle project time frames and budget is critical.
With the knowledge and practical skills you’ll acquire through USQ’s hands-on courses, you will graduate ready to make an impact in the construction industry and able to manage a range of construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects. Over the course of the degree you will develop proficiency in problem-solving analysis, engineering design and construction project and business management, as well as expertise in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design.
The Bachelor of Construction (Honours) provides you with the opportunity to complete a minor study, allowing you to enhance your knowledge and skills within a specific area or specialisation. You have the option to choose a minor in building, construction or to create your own.
Build upon trade experience
Already have professional experience in the construction industry? You can build towards earning a higher salary as a qualified construction manager with USQ’s Bachelor of Construction (Honours). Study while you work, either externally or on-campus, and have the flexibility to fit study around your life.
Previous experience through TAFE or work?
Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with recognition of prior learning.
The Bachelor of Construction (Honours) is recognised by the professional body for construction, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Construction (Honours) meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.
USQ’s industry-oriented and practical coursework means you’ll gain the expertise required to tackle problems in the workforce and deliver on big projects. Career opportunities include roles such as construction manger, construction project manager, site manager, site supervisor, construction estimator in residential, industrial and commercial projects. Additionally, managerial and functional roles such as site management, contract administration, scheduling, estimating, quality control, project management will also be available to graduates of this degree.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.Residential schools
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 26560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 11/76. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4,SA) or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.