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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Construction

Associate Degree of Construction (ADCN)
CRICOS: 089495C

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May

Overview

  • The Associate Degree of Construction will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.
  • Gain specialised skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design as well as the qualifications for higher salaries and job prospects in the building and construction industries. 
  • Get hands-on with practical course material and work with professional equipment alongside learning about the management of construction of some of the world’s biggest projects.
  • Develop the knowledge to work in the industries of commercial, industrial, civil, and residential construction and apply your skills in problem-solving, analysis, and engineering design. 
  • Already got a Diploma through TAFE? Maybe an apprenticeship through your work experience? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

Further study

Looking for a Bachelor qualification? Upon completion of the Associate Degree of Construction, you will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Construction (Honours) and receive credit for courses you completed in the Associate degree. 


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Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Construction meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.

Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities include function roles in construction management such as site management, contract administration, estimating, project management and the like in client organisations, and also in contracting organisations such as builders, medium and large scale construction contractors, and construction project management firms.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core major courses 12
Minor courses 4
3 x practice courses (0 units value)
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 36000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 36000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 089495C

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

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