Construction Management

Construction management involves overseeing the full range of tasks involved in major construction projects—from labour and plant, to site management, procurement, and cost and quality control.

Construction management engineers play a critical role in all significant infrastructure projects. This includes the construction of buildings, roads, bridges and tunnels. They are also often involved with the ongoing maintenance and refurbishment of built infrastructure.

Construction management

You can major in Construction Management in our:

A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Our Construction Management major will provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of all modern and sustainable construction processes and practices. This includes learning how to optimise labour and plant scheduling.

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Careers in construction management

As a construction or project manager, you’ll ensure major construction projects are delivered on time, within budget, and at a high level of quality, to satisfy stakeholders. You can work outdoors on-site, in an office, or a combination of the two. And you could find opportunities with a wide range of companies, consultancies and organisations, including in:

  • civil engineering
  • utilities
  • transportation
  • environmental services
  • property development
  • infrastructure.

Set on engineering but don’t meet the entry requirements?

We want to ensure everyone with a passion for engineering can pursue it. If you don’t have the prerequisites to directly enter an engineering degree, but attained a Selection Rank of 70 or above and completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent), consider our engineering pathway program. Successful completion will guarantee you a place in your preferred Adelaide engineering degree. Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Engineering Pathway.