What will I learn?

Aiming for a career in construction?

USQ’s construction major in the Diploma of University Studies provides you with general knowledge to get you ready for university study as well as develop your understanding of construction management, engineering and the built environment.

You will strengthen your skills in problem solving and mathematics and also be provided the opportunity to delve deeper into methods, application and design to broaden your knowledge of construction work.

Further studies

As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate construction degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies some subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.

Career outcomes

As a diploma graduate, you will be provided with general knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within the construction industry. Additional study within this field can further develop your skills and career opportunities.

Other majors

Other majors in the Diploma of University Studies include: Business and Commerce, Creative Arts, Engineering, Indigenous Community Development, Science, Social Studies, Spatial Science

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,440.00 (14,68,951) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements: 18 years or older.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 5.5 (or better) (no component lower than 5.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 525 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 70 (or better) (with 18 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 162 or above. No less than 154 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.