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Bachelor of Construction Management and Property

Seek and solve problems to improve life on earth
Build your legacy through specialised knowledge and a deep understanding of how people, processes and products all work together. When you study the Bachelor of Construction Management and Property at UNSW, you’ll gain essential management skills and put theory into action via high-level problem solving and leadership opportunities.
Commencing Terms
Term 1 & 3
Duration
3 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online
Campus
Kensington
Codes
UAC code 423200
Program code 3332
CRICOS code 088764F
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
80
View all admission criteria
Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$9,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$30,000*

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Overview

The UNSW Bachelor of Construction Management and Property is a three-year degree when studied full time. Gain skills and connections to turn your passions into a tangible and meaningful career. This degree is one of Australia’s most respected in its field.

Across the world, our most iconic structures wouldn’t exist without inspired planning and execution. Complex construction projects need leaders who can meet the demands of a constantly evolving industry.  

During your study, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed for the management of property development, construction sites, projects, and quantity surveying. We place a strong emphasis on construction and property economics and management skills, including cost, time, human resources, organisational behaviour, risk management and information technology.

Key features

Active work experience
Undertake an 80-day work experience program supported by UNSW. You’ll undertake site visits and field trips to build essential practical skills and prepare for a thriving career. 

Professional accreditation 
Gain professional accreditation with Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Linkage with industry from day one
Learn from experienced Industry professionals, with studio leaders and tutors from large firms like JPW, PTW, LendLease, Mirvac. You’ll work alongside students and professionals on projects briefed from industry, such as with Sydney Urban Lab.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

  • UNSW ranks #4 in Australia and #35 worldwide in Architecture and Built Environment according to QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024
  • Gain 24/7 access to the Design Futures Lab
  • Access industry networking & mentoring programs, including world class alumni connections  
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships 
  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community 
  • Learn through research-informed teaching 
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2024

Additionally, access UNSW Built Environment’s initiatives to support your learning and entry into the construction and property industries:

 

Program Code
3332
CRICOS Code
088764F
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
423200
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144
Indicative Enrolments
661

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Entry requirements

2023 Lowest Selection Rank
80
2023 A levels
13
2023 IB Diploma
29
2023 Lowest ATAR
70.05*
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Domestic students are eligible to apply for the following volume of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credits towards their UNSW degree that belong in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture:

  • 1-year Diploma: 48 UoC (equivalent to first year)
  • 1.5-year Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree: Up to 72 UoC (equivalent to first year and a half)
  • 2-year Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree: Up to 96 UoC (equivalent to two years)

Considering your previous qualifications and their relevance to the chosen program at UNSW, the type and amount of credit you can apply for, as well as the duration of your remaining program, will then be determined. 

Assessment by the Program Director is required for RPL applications toward Professional Accredited programs. Please note that eligibility for the full volume of RPL may be subject to accreditation requirements.

Portfolio Entry 

At UNSW ADA, you will find the freedom and support to design the future you want. An ADA Portfolio Entry submission will demonstrate your passions alongside your best work, to boost your chances of admission to a bachelor’s degree of your choice. For more information and to see specific guidelines for portfolio submissions visit UNSW Portfolio Entry.

Adjustment Factors


We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways


Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Typically, international students are eligible to apply for the following volume of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credits towards their UNSW degree that belong in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture:

  • 1-year Diploma: Up to 48 UoC
  • 1.5-year Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree: Up to 72 UoC
  • 2-year Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree: Up to 96 UoC

Generally, International students must ensure that their prior qualifications are assessed and deemed relevant to the program they intend to pursue. Additionally, they are required to maintain a full-time study load as part of the conditions for their Confirmation of Enrolment.

Admission pathways


If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into your chosen degree, you may be eligible for a pathway program with UNSW College. UNSW College provides alternative entry options using university-approved content so that you can start your UNSW journey with confidence. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

What will I study?

You’ll develop the required skills and knowledge for the management of property development, construction sites, projects and quantity surveying. 

The Bachelor of Construction Management and Property offers a flexible yet tailored degree structure that’s designed to allow you to follow your core interests – you’ll gain essential practical and interpersonal skills to help you grow your profile in the industry. 

To make sure you thrive in your future career, you’ll be tasked with creating, developing and implementing projects from concept to completion. You’ll put theory into action via site management, resource management, high-level problem solving and leadership opportunities.  

Full program structure

Consisting of 24 courses, the program includes: 

  • 20 Core courses.
  • 2 Interdisciplinary courses (BEIL). 
  • 2 General education courses (choose from other schools).

Keen to take things to the next level? Make the most of the option to specialise with an additional honours year of study. 

Study areas

 
  • Construction project management
  • Property development
  • Quantity surveying
  • Construction technology
  • Building science, materials and structures
  • Management
  • Economics and law

Future careers

More than just a foot in the door or a pathway towards landing your first job, this degree will set you up with the professional and practical skills you’ll need to thrive within the construction management and property industries.

As one of Australia’s most respected construction programs, you’ll gain flexible, foundational, and transferable knowledge to accelerate your entry into the local or international construction market and expand your career opportunities. 

With opportunity to tap into high salaries across construction, project management, development and more*, you’ll graduate with confidence. Take the first steps towards a rewarding and successful career bringing sustainable places to life.

*Hays Salary Guide (22/23)

Potential careers

  • Construction/site/project manager
  • Property developer
  • Property valuer
  • Property and asset manager or analyst
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Construction planner
  • Corporate real estate adviser

Accreditation

Graduates are eligible for membership of the following bodies, subject to work experience requirements:

  • The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors 

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Our alumni

“The main misconception about construction just happens overnight. By working in the industry and studying Construction I have a newfound appreciation in the creation of built form. A career in construction could be a property developer, a project engineer, a project director, a quantity surveyor. There are really many different career paths to explore.”

Lauren Chandler
Graduate Engineer, Roberts Co

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to start your application?

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.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$9,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$30,000*

Commonwealth Supported Place: Student Contribution Band 2

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the university and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at 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.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$47,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$151,500*

*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 here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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