Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

With Deakin's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), your career can span domestic or commercial projects, from construction manager to surveyor.

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Key facts

ATAR

Waterfront: 60.35
Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Course information

Get a professionally recognised qualification that gives you knowledge of technology and current building management practices with the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours). Whether large or small, domestic or commercial, building projects require a manager with a solid overview of what’s involved to make it all happen.

In this course you’ll get an excellent understanding of building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimating, quantity surveying and building practice.

As a graduate you’ll be eligible for professional recognition with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your qualification will be recognised for practice in more than 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.

You’ll be qualified for roles such as construction manager, estimator, planner and quantity surveyor in a building company or sub-contracting organisation. Opportunities also exist in the property development and property and maintenance divisions of companies that are responsible for large property portfolios.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year. 

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in three years instead of four.

The 32 credit points include 29 credit points of core units (these are compulsory) and 3 elective units (you can choose which ones to study). 

28

Core units (Totalling 29 credit points)

3

Elective units

32

Total units

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Construction Finance SRE170
  • Building Safety SRT141
  • Building Materials Science SRT153
  • Construction Projects 1 SRT159
  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)
  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling SRM165
  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151
  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Building Measurement SRE272
  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161
  • Project Management 1 SRM181
  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301
  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261
  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257
  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  •  Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Project Management 2 SRM281
  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Building Environmental Services SRT358
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310
  • Project Management 3 SRM381
  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460
  • plus one elective unit


    Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461
  • Professional Practice SRM489
  • Introduction to Construction Research SRR401
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464
  • Construction Research Thesis SRR402 (2 credit points)
  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499
  • Accelerated program

    The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in three years instead of four.

    Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Construction Finance SRE170
  • Building Safety SRT141
  • Building Materials Science SRT153
  • Construction Projects 1 SRT159
  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)
  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling SRM165
  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151
  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259
  • Year 1 - Trimester 3

  • Project Management 1 SRM181
  • plus three elective units


    Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Building Measurement SRE272
  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161
  • Project Management 2 SRM281
  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301
  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261
  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257
  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351
  • Year 2 - Trimester 3

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310
  • Project Management 3 SRM381
  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461
  • Professional Practice SRM489
  • Introduction to Construction Research SRR401
  • Building Environmental Services SRT358
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464
  • Construction Research Thesis SRR402 (2 credit points)
  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499
  • Electives

    Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
    Year
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400415571 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    S346
    CRICOS code
    080117B
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    You can apply to undertake a discipline specific industry placement as an elective option as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for non-school leavers will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    $9,340 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    As a graduate of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) you may find employment as a construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms. Opportunities also exist in the property and facilities divisions of companies that are responsible for large property portfolios.

    Professional recognition

    This course is professionally accredited by industry.  As a graduate of this course you will have completed the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is recognised for practice in more than 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Develop a broad and coherent knowledge of construction materials, structures, construction practices, estimating, cost planning, regulatory, legal, construction economics and construction management frameworks to manage construction projects.  Integrate knowledge of technology, management, economics, regulatory and legal systems in implementing a construction project from small residential to large complex and high-rise buildings.  Integrate well-developed knowledge of contextual factors that impact on construction management including regulatory requirements, industry environment, professional practice and sustainability to finalise construction management decisions.  Acquire and apply research skills to initiate and formulate a research plan and undertake research that contributes to scholarly knowledge, based on current research directions.

    Communication

    Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly with specialist and non-specialist audiences in a variety of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal skills to inform, negotiate, lead and motivate a project team. 

    Digital literacy

    Utilise a range of digital technologies including building information modelling to locate, select, analyse, use, evaluate, and disseminate a variety of information. 

    Critical thinking

    Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment to identify and evaluate appropriate principles and procedures in technology, law, management and economics for construction projects. 

    Problem solving

    Apply analytical thinking and judgment to make decisions to identify a variety of problems and recommend solutions related to technology, law, management and economics for construction projects.  Generate solutions to construction management problems using a framework of accountability and professional practice in the construction industry environment.

    Self-management

    Use appropriate strategies including reflective evaluation to develop independence and demonstrate responsibility for professional learning.

    Teamwork

    Work in multidisciplinary teams and develop leadership skills to manage construction projects and use appropriate team processes to collaborate, communicate, and negotiate solutions.

    Global citizenship

    Engage ethically and productively with diverse stakeholders, communities and cultures in the global construction industry.

     Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

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    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Tel 03 5227 8300
    sebe@deakin.edu.au

    www.deakin.edu.au/architecture-built-environment

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