Master of Construction Management

button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe Master of Construction Management has been developed in partnership with construction industry leaders to meet the demand for professional managers who are technically competent in construction and able to manage the complexity of modern construction projects.

The programme is aimed at construction professionals including engineers, quantity surveyors and architects.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1290
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 and 16 July 2018

Career opportunities

  • Construction managers
  • Construction and consultancy firms
  • Managers/leaders of construction business units (both public and private)
  • Project managers

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Construction Management an applicant must have completed:

(a)  a relevant bachelor’s degree or
(b)  a relevant graduate diploma or
(c)  a relevant professional qualification approved by the dean (or representative)
to be equivalent to at least a three-year bachelor’s degree
(d)  relevant engineering or managerial professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to one year of advanced study.

An applicant must normally have completed 1(a) or (b) above with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7.

An applicant may seek admission on the basis of relevant professional experience deemed by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to the level of competence specified in any of 1(a) to 1(c) above.

Guidelines to entry


Papers range from project management to production management, construction economics, business management, and advanced technology.

Many of the papers are delivered by block course mode.


A total of 120 points must be achieved to complete the MCM qualification, with 105 points from the core papers of the schedule and 15 points as elective papers.

There is also the possibility of substituting 15 points from any Masters degree offered by AUT, subject to Programme Leader approval. This provides an opportunity for those interested to take a number of relevant and related papers from other areas, such as business. 

CORE PAPERS (105 points)
ENBU813 Management in the Construction Industry (7.5 points)
ENBU814 Advanced Built Environment (15 points)
ENBU818 Construction Economics (7.5 points)
ENBU819 Project Management in Construction (15 points)
ENBU820 Law for Construction Management (15 points)
ENBU996 Project in Construction Management (45 points)*

SELECT 15 points from:

BSYS840 Information Technology Management (7.5 points)
ENBU811 Built Asset Management (15 points)
ENBU812 Engineering Resource Efficiency (15 points)
ENBU815 Specialist Readings: Construction (15 points)
ENBU816 International Construction I (15 points)
ENBU817 International Construction II (15 points)
ENBU821 Supply Chain Management for Construction (15 points)
ENBU822 Construction Management for Contractors (15 points)**
ENBU823 Procurement and Contract Management (15 points)**
ENBU824 People Management in Construction (7.5 points)**
EMPL840 Employment Relations (7.5 points)
HRMG840 Human Resource Management (7.5 points)
MGMT849 Operations Management (7.5 points)

Master of Construction Management

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting the requirements and availability of the papers.

* Subject to CUAP approval

** Papers not open for enrolment in 2017

Contact us

Professor John Tookey
Acting MCM Programme Leader
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9512

MCM Programme Administrator
Phone: +64 9 921 9725
Fax: +64 9 921 9973

Physical Address: School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Level 3, WZ Building, WZ 322, 34 St Paul Street 

International partners

Salford’s School of Construction and Property Management, UK’s leading University in this field.  During your programme of study you will have the opportunity to study under some of the leading proponents of construction management in the world.  Alternatively it is possible to engage in Salford courses in the UK and cross credit them to your MCM degree programme.

Student statistics

  • Number of students: 55 – 60
  • Average age: 27– 40 years
  • Contracting/Consulting mix: 4:3
  • Gender mix (Female/Male): 1:4
  • Professional mix: Engineers (civil & mechanical): 35%; Quantity Surveyors – 12%; Architects – 6%; Interior Designers – 4%; Construction Management graduates – 4%; others – 39%

Programme Advisory Board Members

Dan Ashby, Executive General Manager for Hawkins Construction
Peter Neven
Paul White, Managing Director of Beca Asia Holding Pte Ltd
Chris Hunter
Bruce Walker, Coffey Projects
Richard Harris, Director, Jasmax Ltd
Martin Fahey
Waren Warfield, MD, Resource Co-ordination Partnership Pty Ltd
Brian Dackers, Managing Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
Prof. Thomas Neitzert, AUT
Prof. John E. Tookey, AUT
Dr Tony Lanigan, Establishment Director, AUT
Dr Geoff Perry, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, AUT

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Last updated: 20-Feb-2018 2.10pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.