What will I learn?

The Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management aims to prepare graduates for future roles in managing people, equipment, materials, technological processes and funds in the construction, management and maintenance of buildings and assets in the civil infrastructure. This aim is facilitated by the study of advanced management and engineering techniques in the fields of construction, building and maintenance.

Students gain significant knowledge and skills in procurement and project delivery, resource planning and management, project costing, health and safety, and risk management. They also learn about the environmental, financial, legal and contractual considerations associated with project-based industries.

Course description

The Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management forms the final stage in a four-stage nested suite of programs consisting of:

Graduate Certificate in Construction Management (GC-CMGT)
Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (GD-CMGT)
Master of Construction Management (MA-CMGT)
Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management (MA-CIMGT)

Course structure

To qualify for the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management, students must complete a total of 15 units (200 credit points) as follows:

3 Foundation units (37.5 credit points)
5 Technical units (62.5 credit points)
4 Elective units (50 credit points), selected from Elective, Technical or Foundation unit lists
1 Research Methods and Principles unit (12.5 credit points)
1 Research Paper (12.5 credit points)
1 Research Project (25 credit points)

Career opportunities

These programs will provide graduates with an opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of construction and infrastructure management principles, procurement and cost analysis. Graduates can pursue careers as construction managers, project engineers/managers, civil engineers and asset management engineers in a range of industries including consulting engineering, construction, research organisations, private sector, local and other government authorities.

Aims and objectives

At the completion of the Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management course, graduates will be able to:

1. demonstrate high-level advanced knowledge and skills in construction and infrastructure management practice related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure
2. plan and execute an independent research project in a relevant construction and infrastructure management topic by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and research skills
3. reflect in managing practical issues/complex problems and describing/developing contemporary and sustainable construction and infrastructure management trends and best practices related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

CRICOS

088131F

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,480.00 (20,06,424) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,480.00 (20,06,424) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2022, 30 May 2022, 19 September 2022

Venue

Sydney Campus

1-3 Fitzwilliam Street,

PARRAMATTA,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a three-year degree with a minimum average of 65% in the final year units of study. Other relevant experience will also be taken into account in assessing your application.

For international students

  • A Bachelor qualification in one of the following allied fields: Engineering (civil or construction); Building; Architecture; Quantity surveying; Construction management; Property or real estate; Other cognate engineering/technology disciplines assessed to be appropriate, or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent (in the opinion of the selection officer) to any of the above.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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

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