Master of Construction Management

The Master of Construction Management (MCM) has been developed in conjunction with construction industry leaders, satisfying the demand for professional managers who are technically competent in construction, as well as managing the complexity of modern construction projects.
  • Designed for construction professionals (engineers, architects, quantity surveyors)
  • Develops the knowledge and skills required by tomorrow's leaders, providing the management expertise necessary for delivering successful projects in a business environment
  • Focuses on 4 areas of management competency: time, money, technology and people. Mastering these issues is key to the leadership function in modern construction
  • Support for this qualification comes from the major construction companies of New Zealand
  • Qualification incorporates papers from the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and the AUT Business School, and is primarily aimed at practising construction and project managers aspiring to more senior positions
  • Delivery of the qualification is flexible and designed to fit in with a working professional's life.
  • Contractors and consultants; engineers and quantity surveyors; architects and designers; and their organisations will find this qualification a considerable enhancement to professional development

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1290
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 18 July 2016 and 27 February 2017

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 90 points from the core papers of the schedule and 30 points as elective papers.

There is also the possibility of substituting 30 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 (90 points)
709300 Management in the Construction Industry (7.5 points)
709301 Advanced Built Environment (15 points)
709302 Project in Construction Management (30 points)
709310 Project Management in Construction (15 points)
709311 Law for Construction (15 points)
FINA842 Foundations of Finance (7.5 points)

SELECT 30 points from:
709303 Specialist Readings: Construction (15 points)
709304 Construction Management for Contractors (15 points)*
709305 Procurement and Contract Management (15 points)*
709306 People Management in Construction (7.5 points)*
709307 International Construction I (15 points)
709308 International Construction II (15 points)
709309 Construction Economics (7.5 points)
BSYS840 Information Technology Management (7.5 points)
EMPL840 Employment Relations (7.5 points)
ENBU811 Built Asset Management (15 points)
ENBU812 Engineering Resource Efficiency (15 points)
HRMG840 Human Resource Management (7.5 points)
MGMT849 Operations Management (7.5 points)
MGMT851 Supply Chain Management (7.5 points)

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.

* Papers not open for enrolment in 2016

Contact us

Dr James Rotimi
Senior Lecturer,
MCM Programme Leader
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6450

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

Physical Address: School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Level 3, WS Building, WS 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: 13-May-2016 1.34pm

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