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As one of the largest economic sectors in Australia, the construction industry seeks graduates with distinctive skills, knowledge and practical experience across a variety of fields. By studying a Master of Construction Practice (Professional) at Bond, Australia, graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge in management and skills to deliver complex construction projects. Graduates will gain a professionally recognised qualification and in turn, enhance their career potential in the field of construction practice.
Intensive mode delivery
The Master of Construction Practice (Professional) is professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.
Further, the program is also delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three-day sessions per subject, generally scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.
Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.
What our students say
- Graduate with a professional portfolio and a professional recognised qualification
- Learn via intensive mode delivery
- Learn in the University’s Sustainable Development Building Precinct promoting sustainable practices of tomorrow
About the program
The Master of Construction Practice covers a comprehensive range of subjects in the field of construction practice, focusing on the management and delivery of complex construction projects. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including building structures and soil mechanics, construction technology, construction techniques, plant and equipment, contract administration, building measurement, finance and cost planning, project management, refurbishment and retrofitting and risks. Show more
The Master of Construction Practice covers a comprehensive range of subjects in the field of construction practice, focusing on the management and delivery of complex construction projects. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including building structures and soil mechanics, construction technology, construction techniques, plant and equipment, contract administration, building measurement, finance and cost planning, project management, refurbishment and retrofitting and risks. The program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The program also meets the educational requirements of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for attainment of an Open Builders License. The ’Professional’ component of the degree involves an additional 20 weeks to the Master of Construction Practice program. This component enables students to develop their work ready skills to expand their analytic and strategic thinking capabilities through self analysis focused on work place outcomes and context. It also provides practical experience for students to appreciate the requirements of an industry workplace and develop their communication skills to improve their employability. Students will undertake either a Work Placement in Australia (210 hours) OR a complete Professional Program (210 hours) that offers students a mix of classroom learning and practical experiences incorporating skills sessions, industry guest involvement, projects and practical assessment pieces replicating workplace tasks. Show less
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Architecture and Built Environment|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The structure of the Master of Construction Practice (Professional) is based on both theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
Master of Construction Practice (Professional)
Master of Construction Practice (Professional) comprises 13 subjects, as follows:
- Commercial Construction and Engineering
- Early Estimating and Cost Planning
- Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice
- Measurement 1
- Measurement 2
- Principles of Project Management
- Project Contract Administration
- Structures and Material
- Building Services
- Understanding Buildings
- Professional Portfolio (45cp)*
* Please note that the Professional Portfolio subject can only be commenced once all coursework subjects have been completed.
And select two (2) subjects from the following options:
- Building Pathology and Forensic Engineering
- Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution
- Integrated Project
- Real Estate Property Rights
- Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit
- Fire Engineering*
- Building Controls and Regulation*
- Planning and Assessment Processes
*Students wanting to meet the technical qualifications for an Open Builder’s Licence with the QBCC must complete these two Optional subjects as part of their program.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Professional program fees include four standard full time semesters plus a final semester professional subject, which is charged at a different rate to a standard semester of coursework.
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $72,690
- Students commencing study in 2023: $74,530
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution OR qualifications AND/OR relevant professional experience deemed equivalent by the Dean.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
This degree will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the construction industry. Opportunities include building and construction management, contract administration, site management, facilities management, building services, quantity surveying, property development, project management, cost management and general management. The skill sets obtained in this degree may also be applied to related sectors such as civil engineering and mining. Graduates will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable development, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.
Graduates of this degree are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as well as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). They are also nationally accredited with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), and meets the educational requirement* set by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for the granting of an Open Builders License.
* Please view Master of Construction Practice - Program Structure and Sequencing for information on the specific subjects required to meet educational requirement