Postgraduate study in Construction Management
What can you study in Construction Management?
You can complete a Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management. Radical changes in the building industry have led to a demand for professionals with a new set of knowledge, skills and capabilities. This programme aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the construction management discipline so you are able to meet current industry demands.
The subjects that will impart this understanding include Construction Supply Chain Management, Infrastructure Asset Management and Engineering Contracts for Projects. The aim is to build your confidence for working in an industry known for its dynamic, complex and unpredictable nature.
Entry requirements for Master of Engineering Studies in Construction Management
Before applying for this programme, please ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the Master of Engineering Studies.
You must have completed a suitable undergraduate degree in Engineering, Construction, Architecture or another similar discipline.
Important requirements for international students
- All international applicants should ensure that they meet all the programme’s entry requirements. You should only proceed with your application if your GPA matches or exceeds the requirements for your country listed in the engineering programme of your choice. Please do not apply if your GPA is below the minimum entry requirements, but consider the alternative study options that may be offered as a pathway into your preferred programme.
- You are strongly advised to consider visa application times. Please be aware of the student visa processing times in your home country and submit the necessary documentation well ahead of the application deadlines. For processing times, contact the New Zealand High Commission/Embassy or your education agent.
- Applicants for their second masters degree need to be aware that additional assessment requirements will take extra time. The Faculty of Engineering needs to assess your previous masters degree courses to ensure that they do not overlap with your selected courses in the University of Auckland programme. You must therefore allow more time for your application to be processed, and be aware that further documentation may be required. Submit your application well in advance of the deadline if this is your situation, as you may also need to take visa application times into account.
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Construction Management
“My Programme Requirements” is a feature in Student Services Online that tells you what the academic requirements are for your programme.
It shows you what courses you are enrolled in, what courses you have passed and what courses you can take to complete your degree. For more information, see How to view your programme requirements.
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
This is a flexible programme that can be structured around your engineering interests. Find out more
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
This is a 120-point taught programme. You will need to complete a minimum of 90-points of courses in Construction Management from the list provided under the Master of Engineering Studies (excludes research projects). The remaining 30-points can also be selected from this list, or you may choose up to 30-points of other appropriate courses, as approved by the Programme Director. Find out more
Master of Engineering Studies
The Master of Engineering Studies enables you to study a range of topics in your area of expertise. Students that elect to complete a Research Project of 30 points or more may be eligible for their degree to be awarded with Honours. This programme is available as a 120-point and 180-point taught option. Find out more
Students who started their programme prior to 2024 should refer to their Programme Requirements in Student Services Online.
- CIVIL 707 Construction Supply Chain Management
- CIVIL 781 Construction Planning and Execution
- ENGGEN 739 Cost Engineering
- ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa (required for 180-point programme only)
You will use the course schedules below to select your remaining courses. For the 120-point option you will require a further 75 points of electives and for the 180-point option you will require a further 120-points of electives. Please note the minimum and maximum requirements in each schedule.
120-point option must select a minimum of one 15-point course from Schedule 1; followed by a further 60 points from Schedule 1, 2 or 3.
180-point option must select 90-points from Schedule 1 and 2 and a further 30 points from Schedule 3.
- CIVIL 704 Advanced Topics in Project Management
- CIVIL 738 Construction Technology and Innovation
- CIVIL 765 Infrastructure Asset Management
- CIVIL 766 Road Asset Management
- ENGGEN 737 Engineering Risk Management
- ENVENG 702 Engineering Decision Making in Aotearoa
- URBPLAN 705 Sustainable Infrastructure Planning
- URBPLAN 707 Urban Economic Development
- CIVIL 788 Project Y (30-points, two semesters)
- CIVIL 789 Project Z (30-points, one semester)
- CIVIL 795 Research Project (45-points, two semesters)
*No more than 45 points can be taken from research projects
- ARCHTECH 706 Building Materials and Technologies
- ARCHTECH 708 Advanced Building Technologies
- CIVIL 743 Building Information Modelling
- CIVIL 792 Discrete-event Simulation in Construction
- ENGGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers
- ENGGEN 738 Work Based Learning
- ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge (30 points)
- ENGGEN 741 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (30 points)
- ENGGEN 742 Project Management
- ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers
- ENGSCI 755 Decision Making in Engineering
- PROPPRAC 702 Planning and Development
- PROPPRAC 705 Investment and Finance
120-point option can select a maximum of one 15-point course from Schedule 3.
180-point option can select a maximum of two 15-point courses from Schedule 3.
- BUSDEV 711 Business in a Changing World
- BUSDEV 712 Financial Management
- BUSDEV 713 Sustainable Value Chains
- BUSDEV 715 Contemporary Marketing
- BUSMAN 701 Managing People and Organisations
- BUSMAN 702 Contemporary Marketing
- BUSMAN 703 Financial Decision-making
- BUSMAN 704 Supply Chain Management
- BUSMAN 705 Strategic Human Resource Management
- BUSMAN 707 Business Analytics
- BUSMAN 708 Innovation in Practice
*Students may also be eligible to select other relevant courses offered at this university, subject to approval of the Programme Director.
Not offered in 2024
- BUSDEV 731 Business Analytics
- BUSDEV 732 Commercialising Technology
- BUSDEV 733 Turning Technology into IP
Where can postgraduate study in Construction Management take you?
Choosing postgraduate study in Construction Management prepares you for a range of roles throughout the construction industry both in New Zealand and overseas. There is a key focus on managing varied stakeholder requirements such as economic and environmental variables. Our graduates have ended up in roles such as:
- Construction Manager
- Construction Contracts Manager
- Cost Engineer
- Construction Project Manager
Graduates from this programme typically include those who:
- Have well-developed critical thinking skills
- Hold in-depth knowledge of new concepts from leading research
- Can apply a range of management skills, approaches and techniques
- Are attractive to employers looking for professionals who are passionate about their discipline