Construction Management Major – Bachelor of Construction

With the Construction Management major in the Bachelor of Construction you can prepare yourself for a career as a construction manager.

Interested in becoming a construction manager? This major focuses on operational and site management in the construction industry, alongside particular skills around off-site construction and prefabrication.

As a graduate of this major you’ll be well-prepared for a future career in the construction sector.


This is part of the Bachelor of Construction.

You complete 120 points from core courses, 120 points from major courses, 60 points from a compulsory minor in Professional Practice, and 60 points from a second minor (from either the Bachelor of Construction or another degree at AUT) or from electives.

Year 1

As part of your first year, you’ll study five core courses that provide the foundation knowledge required for the Bachelor of Construction. You’ll also study two courses from your major, and one course from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

Year 2

You become more specialised in your chosen major. In your second year you’ll also study three core courses alongside your major courses, as well as two courses from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

Plus two courses from your chosen minor.

Year 3

In your third and final year you complete a final core course alongside your major courses, and a 30-point project. You also complete the final course from your Professional Practice minor.

Complete the following courses

Plus two courses from your chosen minor.

Minor you can include as part of your study

Construction Economics minor

Year 2 courses

Year 3 courses

Other minor options

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Construction managers have a vital role in the construction industry. These professionals combine the technical understanding of how construction takes place (in all forms; infrastructure, commercial and residential projects) with the commercial realities of the construction industry.

They bring together the necessary understanding of large, complex construction projects, and the ability to work with a wide range of people with diverse skillsets and backgrounds.

Key features
  • Construction management is on the Immigration NZ long-term skill shortage list
  • Designed to meet academic accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Access to high-quality teaching facilities, labs and teaching expertise
See yourself as
  • A problem-solver
  • An analytical thinker
  • Good at developing pragmatic, robust solutions

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

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