Study a Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice
The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
Construction is a fast paced and evolving industry, with sustainability a prominent concern for both the private and government sectors. The Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice equips students with the highly sought after skills needed to apply innovative and adaptable solutions within complex environments.
Intensive mode delivery
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, 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.
In 2020 we are offering a number of partial tuition fee 30th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in either the May or September semester.
About the program
The Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice teaches students from varied backgrounds how to manage building projects – from physical execution to financial analysis and funding. The program focuses on the organisation and management of project resources (people, process, products, energy, finance, space) to deliver building projects on time, within cost, and of the defined scope and quality. Show more
The Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice teaches students from varied backgrounds how to manage building projects – from physical execution to financial analysis and funding. The program focuses on the organisation and management of project resources (people, process, products, energy, finance, space) to deliver building projects on time, within cost, and of the defined scope and quality. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, students may choose to complete an additional four subjects to gain a Master’s qualification. This program is well suited to professionals who have been working in the industry and require a formal qualification. Show less
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Program type||Postgraduate Diploma|
|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]|
Construction is a fast paced and evolving industry, with sustainability a prominent concern for both the private and government sectors. Roles within the construction industry can be applied to practitioners such as estimators or contract managers, or as professionals such as quantity surveyors or project managers. Graduates equipped with the skills to apply innovative and adaptable solutions within complex environments are highly sought after.
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.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Practice program comprises 8 subjects, as follows:
Core subjects (8)
Required subjects (1)
Understanding Buildings (SSUD71-101)
Optional subjects (5 + 2)
Choose 5 from the below subjects:
- Measurement 1 (SSUD71-317)
Commercial Construction and Engineering (SSUD71-313)
- Project Contract Administration (SSUD71-308)
Building Services (SSUD71-309)
- Principles of Project Management (SSUD71-103)
- Structures and Soil Mechanics (SDCM71-316)
Plus choose 2 from the following:
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $20,350 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $21,070 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent at an approved institution.
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