Construction Law

Melbourne Law School's construction law programs have been tailored to give lawyers and other professionals in the building, construction, engineering and associated industries the specialised legal knowledge needed to take the next step in their careers. Working with lecturers who are leaders in their fields, and fellow students from Australia and around the world, students have a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with the commerce and practice of the industry.

The Law School commenced graduate courses in construction law in 2000. The program offers a specialist Master of Construction Law and Graduate Diploma in Construction Law, and construction law subjects may also be taken as part of the Law School's LLM or Master of Commercial Law degrees. Subjects are also available singly, with or without assessment, for continuing professional development purposes

Each year, more than 30 subjects (modules) are accredited to the construction law Masters programme. Most are offered on an intensive basis (five consecutive days, excluding weekends).  This allows students to tailor a course of study to their particular interests and timing requirements.  Such flexibility means that the program has been very popular with busy construction industry professionals from around the world, some of whom attend in Melbourne full-time and complete the Masters degree in about a year and others of whom come to Melbourne to undertake subjects on a part-time basis and then return to their home to complete the subject's assessment using the University’s extensive online research resources.

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For any queries,please contact Matthew Bell or Wayne Jocic, Senior Lecturers and Co-Directors of Studies for Construction Law.

Course length
Masters: 8 subjects (12-18 months full time/ 2-4 years part time); Grad Dip: 4 subjects (6-12 months full time/ 1-2 years part time)