Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

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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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

  • 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).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

VTAC code

1400415571 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

S346

CRICOS code

080117B

Level

Undergraduate

Entry requirements

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

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.

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.

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)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Information Management Systems 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)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Information Management Systems 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).

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    However, you should apply directly to Deakin if you are not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or you're applying for a Deakin course which is not listed on the VTAC website.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to start studying in Trimester 3 2016, you'll need to apply directly to Deakin.

    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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    Course 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.

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    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.

    Am I eligible to receive 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

    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.

    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

    Offered campuses

    Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne.


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