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Construction major

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Construction explores the management of people, processes and materials on specific building projects as well as more broadly, across the building industry. Just as the building industry embraces both building and commerce, so will your studies in construction, with subjects undertaken in everything from construction, structures, commerce, management and law. The breadth of the construction profession is further revealed by site visits, guest speakers and teachers who work in the industry who will ensure that your studies are grounded in the real world.

Double majors are available for certain majors within the Bachelor of Environments. Further information on double majors can be found here:http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/double-majors
Careers and Further Study: Bachelor of Environments graduates with a construction major might work in construction management or quantity surveying in Australia or internationally. The construction major provides a strong grounding that prepares you for further studies in the Master of Construction Management. For more information on the Master of Construction Management, please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site: http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au/

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of a three year Bachelor of Environments degree with a construction major, students will have developed a breadth of knowledge and competence in areas from construction to management.


1) For more information on this major and to view a sample course plan please visit: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/sample-course-plans-bachelor-environments

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has accredited the Bachelor of Environments Construction major as a qualification for AIB Associate membership.

The Bachelor of Environments Construction major provides a pathway into the Master of Construction Management. It is expected that graduates of the Master of Construction Management will have completed the academic requirements for corporate membership of:

  • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

2) B-ENVS majoring in construction students who commenced their studies prior to 2016 and have not completed ENVS 10009 structural environment, may replace this subject with principle of buildings.

Last updated: 23 October 2017