Want a dynamic career in property, investment and construction? This dual program will prepare you to lead innovative and sustainable practices at the intersection of growing industries. 

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
On campus
Award
Master of Construction Project Management, Master of Property and Development
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
2 - 2 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW’s Master of Construction Project Management/Master of Property and Development is a postgraduate double degree that will equip you with advanced, interdisciplinary skills to manage property development and construction processes.

With ever-increasing employment opportunities in both construction management and property development, this degree will set you apart from the crowd. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the two areas are interrelated and apply this knowledge to lead complex projects in both fields.

You’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience to confidently achieve development and project outcomes in time, financial viability, risk management, quality, and sustainability – ready to lead projects that benefit both people and the planet. 

Key features

The key features and subject areas in your coursework will see you explore theory and practice, preparing you for the careers of the future in project management, construction, property development and investment. These include:

  • Construction planning and control
  • Construction informatics
  • Construction cost and value management
  • Risk management and business analytics
  • Property performance analysis
  • Property valuation
  • Property investment and finance
  • Property industry application
  • Property development and feasibility analysis
  • Real property law

Why study at UNSW?

  • Gain dual professional accreditation and qualification
  • Learn from academic expertise and collaborate with peak industry bodies
  • Study a dynamic program to prepare for future industry changes
  • Prepare for real-world projects with VR and immersive technology equipped learning spaces
  • Graduate eligible for membership with the Australian Property Institute, Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Study at a Built Environment School that ranks 33rd in the world and 4th in Australia  (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020
  • Gain interdisciplinary connections through UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
8318
CRICOS Code
102395E
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
108

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Entry requirements

There are two different entry pathways to the Master of Construction Project Management/Master of Property and Development. Which program you apply for will depend on whether you’re eligible to undertake an accelerated program. Your eligibility is based on the depth of your prior experience, and how closely it relates to the disciplines.

The entry requirements for each iteration of the program are:

2.5 years full-time | 108 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • A bachelor degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An bachelor degree in any field with a credit average plus three years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average.

2 years full-time, accelerated program | 84  Units of Credit (UOC)

  • An undergraduate honours degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An undergraduate honours with a credit average in an unrelated field honours plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A master’s degree with a credit average in a related* field

If you meet the criteria for the two-year program, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit points for three subjects (24 UOC). 

If you enter this program from the single Master of Property and Development or Master of Construction Project Management you’ll receive credit points for all courses completed. Any credit points granted before starting the single degree will be honoured in the double degree.

*Related fields are:

  • Built environment disciplines
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law

Alternative entry pathways

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements in your undergraduate studies, you may be eligible to study UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management or Graduate Certificate in Property and Development as a pathway into the dual Master’s.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

There are two different entry pathways to the Master of Construction Project Management/Master of Property and Development. Which program you apply for will depend on whether you’re eligible to undertake an accelerated program. Your eligibility is based on the depth of your prior experience, and how closely it relates to the disciplines.

The entry requirements for each iteration of the program are:

2.5 years full-time | 108 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • A bachelor degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An bachelor degree in any field with a credit average plus three years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average.

2 years full-time, accelerated program | 84  Units of Credit (UOC)

  • An undergraduate honours degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An undergraduate honours with a credit average in an unrelated field honours plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A master’s degree with a credit average in a related* field

If you meet the criteria for the two-year program, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit points for three subjects (24 UOC). 

If you enter this program from the single Master of Property and Development or Master of Construction Project Management you’ll receive credit points for all courses completed. Any credit points granted before starting the single degree will be honoured in the double degree. 

*Related fields are:

  • Built environment disciplines
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law

Pathway programs

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements in your undergraduate studies, you can study UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management or Graduate Certificate in Property and Development as a pathway into the dual Master’s.

 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

You can complete the Master of Construction Project Management/Master of Property and Development double degree in 2.5 years or full-time, or two years full-time if you are eligible for the accelerated program

The number of, and which courses you study will depend on which program you undertake. See below for a breakdown of what you can study in each iteration of the degree. 

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is a summary of what you will study in each available stream of the program:

2.5 year Master of Construction Project Management/ Master of Property and Development

Seven terms | 18 courses | 108 units of credit/UOC

  • 14 Disciplinary core courses
  • 1 Prescribed elective course
  • 1 Research preparation course
  • 1 Research project

Research project

In your final semester of study, you'll devise and independently undertake a major research project. You'll specialise in an area of interest and build further depth and expertise in that area. Before undertaking the project, you’ll complete a research seminar which will provide you with the research- skills needed. Your project will relate to professional practice in project management, equipping you with real-world skills you can carry into the workplace.

Two year accelerated Master of Construction Project Management/ Master of Property and Development

Six terms | 15 courses | 84 units of credit/UOC

If you’re eligible to study the accelerated program, you’ll receive credit points for three subjects. You’ll need to study:

  • 14 Disciplinary core courses

For further information, including course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook.

Future careers

Each year Australia commits more than half of its capital outlay to land development, building and infrastructure.

Construction management as a career has strong future growth projected, with most Construction Managers working full time, and earning an average weekly income of $3450 AUD - well over the Australian average*.

Complemented by your expertise in property and development, you’ll graduate with this double program with the confidence, interdisciplinary skills and knowledge for a dynamic career working across two growing, interconnected industries. 

*Source: JobOutlook

Potential careers

Your career opportunities will include: 

  • Managing large commercial property portfolios

  • Corporate real estate

  • Finance, banking and investment

  • Managing large and international construction projects

  • Property finance

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$31,200*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$70,680*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$38,880*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$90,760*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the university experience. Scholarships reward academic achievements and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.