Bachelor of Construction Management

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate, Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

    January, April, July and September. Enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    UniSA Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Quantity Surveyor | Construction Manager | Estimator | Building Surveyor | Construction Planner | View All

Course Rundown

Studying a Bachelor of Construction Management with UniSA Online is the first step towards a career in the construction industry. You’ll be prepared to pursue a variety of opportunities in the low-rise residential and light commercial buildings sector.

This degree enables students to gain specialised knowledge and skills in one of three key areas: quantity surveying, building surveying or construction management. You’ll learn the essentials of construction management and materials, as well as economics and law as it relates to the industry.

You’ll then further develop your technical, analytical and practical skills in a variety of areas, including scheduling and estimating; contract administration; building and quantity surveying; and sustainable construction and construction environmental science.

Study Construction Management on Demand with UniSA Online


Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

Higher education study

  • Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider

Vocational Education Training (VET)

  • Completed an award from a recognised training organisation at Certificate IV or above

Work and life experience

  • Passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or
  • Completed a UniSA Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Qualified for Special Entry

Recent secondary education

  • Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

In order to complete your application, we will ask you to provide supporting documents as proof of your prior study or work experience.

What You’ll Learn

In this building & construction degree, the subjects you may study include:

  • Critical Approaches to Online Learning
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Communication
  • Construction 1
  • Construction Materials
  • Economics for Construction Professionals
  • Structures 1
  • Introduction to Contract Administration
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction 2
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 1
  • Contract Administration
  • Structures 2
  • Building Estimating
  • Building Services
  • Construction Cost Planning
  • Development Regulation
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Development Economics
  • Construction Environmental Science
  • Construction Operations and Safety
  • Fire Engineering
  • Building Surveying
  • Advanced Contract Administration

Why study with UniSA Online?

With a background spanning more than 25 years in online education, you can trust that you'll be getting a high-quality university experience when you Study On Demand with UniSA Online. Considered a leader in the field, UniSA has transformed online learning and is one of Australia's largest online education providers (2017 Department of Education). Select a 100% online course that has been created by academics and experts in online learning, who are focused on giving you the best start on your chosen career path. With all course content and assessments available online, you can Study On Demand, on your terms, on your schedule.

Student Support

Studying with UniSA Online means you can Study On Demand. You'll gain around the clock personalised support to assist you on your learning journey. Technical issues? Nervous about a looming assessment? Gain on-demand access to their helpful and dedicated team.

Whether you need help with assignments, referencing, administrative or technical support, you’ll have on-demand access to the UniSA Online team who’ll be there to support you, every step of the way.

Students will have access to the UniSA Online ‘Study Help’ hub which is packed with loads of resources, workshops and support services. With online tutor support available seven days a week, you’ll be able to get help when you need it. If you’ve got a question related to your course, you can expect to receive a response in 24 hours. You’ll also be able to retrieve a range of resources through their virtual ‘Ask the Library’ service.

Gain full control over your study and gain a career focused qualification when you learn with UniSA Online!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this degree you will receive a Bachelor of Construction Management from UniSA Online.

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as building, architectural and surveying technicians – roles whose employment rates are expected to increase by at least 10% over the next few years. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study by entering directly into the fourth year of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours) degree.

Throughout your degree, you'll also have the chance to develop networking skills through BOSS (Builders' Organisation for Students and Staff), which provides further training, personal development and industry-based networking opportunities.

Curious about where a career in building and construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your course fees upfront.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.