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Associate Degree of Construction (Construction Management)

Summary
Associate Degree of Construction Major Construction Management (ADCN)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Start up your career

Start your career in construction management with USQ’s Associate Degree of Construction . The Associate Degree of Construction will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.

Previous experience through TAFE or work?

Already got a Diploma through TAFE? Maybe an Apprenticeship through your work experience? Then fast track your Degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

Why construction management?

Learn through real world projects and knowledge, and gain the qualifications for higher salaries and job prospects in the building and construction industries. Get hands-on with practical course material and work with professional equipment alongside learning about the management of construction of some of the world’s biggest projects.

With your knowledge and practical skills, you’ll have the qualifications to work in a wide variety of careers as a Building and Construction Manager, Site Manager, Facilities Manager or a Tradesperson in building and civil construction projects. Work in the industries of commercial, industrial, civil and residential construction and apply your skills in problem-solving, analysis, engineering design, construction and management as well as specialised skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Construction meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.

Building or construction supervisor, site manager, facilities manager, building services design, quantity surveying, cost estimating, property development, general management, Government, consultant or self-employed.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
Major courses 12
Minor courses 4
plus 3 x practice course (0 units value)  0
Total 16 units
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22960

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA).

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907075
Springfield 927072
Toowoomba 907072

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.