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Be part of one of the fastest growing industries in Australia and Asia–Pacific.

Rapid urbanisation and population growth has seen the demand for construction professionals continue to expand globally. Construction managers play a critical role in directing and managing complex construction projects, ensuring they run to time and budget.

Gain essential industry experience while you study and develop strong problem solving and essential leadership skills needed to confidently manage commercial, building, mining and infrastructure projects.

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Study construction management at Griffith

New in 2019

Our strong links with industry mean you’ll learn from construction professionals and gain a practical understanding of the latest industry trends. You’ll complete a work placement as part of your degree, ensuring you have the experience employers want and knowledge needed to excel in the industry.

Our construction management degree is distinctive in its strong focus on IT applications and emerging technologies in the built environment. You’ll use the latest technology and equipment, putting you ahead in the field. With a distinct commitment to social responsibility, the degree incorporates ethical requirements and considerations into its studies.

The Program is provisionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). The requirements of the Australian Institute of Building and the Chartered Institute of Building in the UK have been considered in the development of this degree.

Ranked #2 in Australia for student support

Built environment at Griffith received 5-star ratings by the Good Universities Guide 2019, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Committed to social responsibility

Our construction management degree incorporates studies of social responsibility, community engagement and sustainability to ensure graduates meet ethical requirements in the industry.

Industry-focused learning

You’ll learn from construction professionals and complete an industry placement as part of your degree, giving you the insight and skills needed to excel in the industry, as well as valuable industry contacts.

Leadership development

Our learning experiences will develop essential leadership skills needed in the industry through the incorporation of group work, communication skills and management practice across your degree.

Access to the latest technology

A strong focus on information and communication technology applications in the built environment will put you ahead in the field.

Kate Guest

Bachelor of Construction Management

When Griffith University launched the Bachelor of Construction Management last year, Kate Guest knew it was the degree that she had been looking for. ‘I know I want to be more involved in every part of the construction process, so I found construction management as a new degree and 100% knew that this was what I wanted,’ she said. Kate, an Honours student, would also like to complete research as part of a masters degree after gaining experience in the field. At Griffith, Kate feels that she is surrounded by people that want to see her succeed. ‘My lecturers and tutors are amazing; they are friendly and help with anything I need clarity on. They are extremely knowledgeable and are happy to share their experiences,’ she said.

Kate Guest

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Career outcomes

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career as a construction professional. Your industry knowledge combined with strong skills in problem-solving, decision-making, communication and technology, will prepare you for leadership roles across the full spectrum of construction projects. You’ll find employment opportunities in roles such as construction or project manager, cost estimator, cost planner, site manager, construction economist or consultant, quality manager and contract administrator. Job opportunities in construction management are expected to grow strongly over the next five years with the average salary of a construction manager significantly higher than the average job salary*.

* Australian Government Job Outlook

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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