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  • Objectives
    The Master of Construction Management: * allows students to develop and build on expertise in quantity surveying, construction law, project management and facility management. * covers studies across the full breadth of the building cycle; and * provides the opportunity to specialise in the management of the construction process (costing, planning, budgeting and resource allocation).
  • Academic Title
    Master of Construction Management
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    702-653  Advanced Construction (Masters)
    Topics are selected from and may include:The rehabilitation and recycling of existing buildings Concrete repair and protection covering investigation techniques and repair methods Strengthening of existing structures The development, form and structu...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-662  Resource Friendly Building Operations
    The primary focus of this subject is designing and operating a large scale building in a resource friendly manner. After a short introduction on fundamentals on energy transfer modes and comfort the subject provides the students with knowledge on a v...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-658  Facility Management (Masters)
    This subject covers the following topics: financial analysis of capital works; strategic planning and accommodation decisions; terotechnology; life cycle costing; cost benefit analysis; development leases; maintenance contract procedures.     Semester 2     12.50

    702-647  Corporate Construction Management
    This subject will examine management issues relating to contemporary businesses within the construction industry. Major theories and models of organisations will be explored. The subject will investigate the role of the manager as well as corporate s...     Semester 2     12.50

    705-666  Research Methods (Masters)
    This subject is primarily designed to support students who plan to undertake one of the Research Project subjects offered in the Faculty. The emphasis is on helping these students define a research topic, survey the relevant literature, use results o...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-656  Project Management Framework
    This subject will introduce students to specially designed analysis and goal-setting exercises for further development planning relevant to their individual professional backgrounds in a built environment context. Students will explore the overall co...     Semester 1     12.50

    732-320  Construction Law
    This subject builds upon the general legal principles and methodologies encountered in Principles of Business Law or other basic law subjects undertaken by students. It provides detailed treatment of select construction law topics, tailored to the ne...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-665  Project Evaluation and Management
    This subject will develop fundamental knowledge in project financial modelling and evaluation, taking a broad view on business viability analysis of public and private sector building projects. Topics covered include capital formation; role of intere...     Semester 1     12.50

    Selectives
    Students need to complete 75 points of selectives from the list below and/or from master level subjects offered in the Melbourne School of Design with the approval of the course coordinator.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-588  Facade Design and Performance
    This subject provides the student with knowledge on facade technology. the design of building envelopes and their performance. It gives insights on the complexity of this element with regard to the various parties involved in the planning in the proc...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-522  Advanced Cost Management
    Successful project development would depend on pro-active cost management from feasibility through to design, tender and construction, to the completion and useful life of the project. This subject examines applications of economics, management, law ...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-666  Project Scope, Time and Cost
    This subject will develop fundamental knowledge in project and program scope planning, evaluation, and change management. Areas covered include project time planning, scheduling and controlling management; project cost estimating, budgeting and finan...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-668  Project Risk, Quality & Procurement
    This subject will develop fundamental knowledge in project and program risk evaluation and management, quality planning and control, quality assurance, procurement and contract management, and systems management in any building project. Students will...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-659  Property Development
    This subject aims to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to operate as a property, design or construction professional in the area of development advice and decision-making in property development. It comprises:The development process a...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-651  Design Cost Management     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    705-655  Research Project A
    This two semester minor thesis project is designed to produce an ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of the student's choice. Regular meetin...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    705-656  Research Project B
    Students undertake a research project over the semester, thereby gaining experience in posing research questions, searching the literature and in using basic research methods for collecting and analysing data and in presenting the results in a compet...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    702-865  Environmental Systems (PG)
    This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability. The services component of the subject (50%) includes refrigeration, heating and air handling plant; air distribution; energy efficiency, and documentation of air-conditioning s...     Semester 2     12.50

    Electives


    Students must take 25 credit points of masters level electives including, but not limited to, those listed on the Melbourne School of Design electives (provided prerequisites are met), or masters level electives from other faculties with the apporval of the course coordinator.

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