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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
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, as well as valuable industry contacts.
The construction industry is embracing new technology, including 3D modelling, data mapping and machine learning, to more efficiently deliver projects. Throughout your studies you’ll use the latest IT applications and emerging technology in industry, putting you ahead in the field.
Committed to social responsibility
With a strong commitment to social responsibility, ethical requirements and sustainability are key considerations across the degree.
As a construction manager, you will be expected to manage and lead experienced teams. As part of your studies you’ll develop essential leadership skills needed in the industry through the incorporation of group work, communication skills and management practice.
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.
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.
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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