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University Options

When most people think about construction, it's often trade occupations that first come to mind. However, if you’re considering a career in the fields of engineering or architecture, then a university pathway is the one to follow.

In addition to these traditional areas within building and construction, there are specialist university qualifications in Construction Management and Economics, Environmental Management, Interior Design and Town Planning that are available to individuals who have the desire and passion to influence the future of the built environment.

Remember, all undergraduate university courses have entry pre-requisites for school leavers and mature-age students. Make sure you research courses and course requirements through reading faculty handbooks or visiting relevant websites.

Career pathways in building and construction are many and varied. Some careers may begin with a university qualification, while others can be enhanced by undergraduate or post-graduate degrees as part of a long-term career plan.

Some areas you might like to investigate include

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Engineering/Commerce
  • Environmental Science
  • IT
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Surveying
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Design

Interesting fact

Check out Tom's story here. Tom is currently doing a 12 month apprenticeship in concreting, whilst he is enrolled at university studying Construction Management and Economics!