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Associate Degree of Construction Major Construction Management

Associate Degree of Construction Major Construction Management (ADCN)
CRICOS: 089495C

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • 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.
  • Gain specialised skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design as well as 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.
  • Develop the knowledge to work in the industries of commercial, industrial, civil, and residential construction and apply your skills in problem-solving, analysis, and engineering design. 
  • 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.

Further study

Looking to do a Bachelor degree? Upon completion of the Associate Degree of Construction, you will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Construction (Honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering Science (Infrastructure Management Engineering)

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.

Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities include function roles in construction management such as site management, contract administration, estimating, project management and the like in client organisations, and also in contracting organisations such as builders, medium and large scale construction contractors, and construction project management firms.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English
  • Mathematics A

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics B (4, SA), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core major courses 12
Minor courses 4
3 x practice courses (0 units value)
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 089495C

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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