Master of Construction Management


Master of Construction Management facilitates the study of advanced project management and engineering techniques for the construction industry. The program prepares you to be in control of construction project management specifically in resources planning and risk assessment.


  • February
  • June
  • September


  • 2 years full time


  • Malaysian students: RM39,180 total
  • International students: RM48,360 total

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

– Course structure and duration, units of study and career opportunities.

Course structure and duration

The duration of study is 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time. Students will undergo three long semesters of 12 weeks and two short semesters of 6 weeks. Each unit of study has a minimum 5 hours of class contact time per week or equivalent. Classes are normally held on weeknights or on weekends.

Units of study

To be eligible for the award of Master of Construction Management, students must complete 12 units of study* (150 credit points) consisting of:

  • CSM80003 Construction law
  • CSM80006 Engineering Project Management
  • RSK80004 Introduction to Risk and Due Diligence
  • CSM80002 Environmental Sustainability in Construction
  • CSM80009 Procurement and Risk Management in Projects
  • CSM80005 Engineering Project Control
  • MME80001 Resource Planning and Management
  • MME80003 Maintenance Management of Engineering Assets
  • CSM80008 Location Based Management for Construction
  • RSK80006 Risk Management Systems
  • ICT80011 Research Methods
  • CVE80001 Research Paper

units of study may change. 

Career opportunities

At the completion of the Master of Construction Management course, graduates will have an opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of construction and infrastructure management principles, procurement and cost analysis. Graduates can pursue careers as construction managers, project engineers/ managers, civil engineers and asset management engineers in a range of industries including consulting engineering, construction, research organisations, private sector, local and other government authorities.

How to enter this course

– Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a recognised bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, building, architecture, quantity surveying, construction management, real estate and other cognate engineering/technology disciplines, or other equivalent qualification.

English language requirements

English Language proficiency consistent with Swinburne policies for admission of local and international students to postgraduate courses as outlined below:

  • Obtain a minimum of IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0, or TOEFL (paper-based) minimum score of 5500 (with Test of Written English score of 5), or TOEFL (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with no individual band below 18
  • Successfully complete a first degree with English as the medium of instruction

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.