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Construction Practice (Professional), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 21 months
    Duration
University rank #443 (QS) ,
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.

About

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.

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.

International students are required to be on campus every week.

Key features

  • 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

The Master of Construction Practice (Professional) 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 plans and processes, building structures and soil mechanics, construction techniques, contract administration, finance and cost planning, project management, refurbishment and retrofitting, and risks. It also contains a strong sustainability theme which equips graduates with distinctive skills that are highly sought after in the built environment.

 This subject uses situated learning and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. 

The subject ensures that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It provides practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation.

Professional outcomes

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.

Professional recognition

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 Licence.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Commercial Construction and Engineering
  • Early Estimating and Cost Planning
  • Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice
  • Measurement
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Contract Administration
  • Structures and Soil Mechanics
  • Building Services
  • Understanding Buildings

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Bond University accepts applications up to the semester of commencement.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
    • Duration description
      92 weeks duration
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

CRICOS code 071289A

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution OR qualifications AND/OR relevant professional experience deemed equivalent by the Dean.
  • Pathways into this program are available via the Graduate Certificate in Construction Practice and Graduate Diploma in Construction Practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27124 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13562 AUD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
  • National Applies to you

    27124 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13562 AUD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

2020 fees: $14,064 per semester 

  • based on 3 subjects per semester

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Bond University's Scholarship Program encompasses a range of awards available to both Australian and international students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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