Undergraduate degree

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Study one of our property, real estate or construction management courses and you'll be prepared for a rewarding career in the property industry.

Domestic student information

Key facts


Burwood: 70.20
Clearly-in ATAR 2017


5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course information

Build your knowledge of commercial, industrial and residential real estate and construction with Deakin’s combined Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate. Learn about property development and investment as well as the technology, regulations and management of construction projects in a course only offered in Victoria by Deakin.

The construction management component of this combined course provides you with a professionally recognised qualification that combines construction practice with essential theory of construction management. You’ll cover areas like building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation and quantity surveying.

The property and real estate component focuses on property development, valuation and property market analysis with supporting studies in business law, accounting, economic principles, and marketing.

The combined degree gives you the skills to oversee large projects from start to finish and because of your expertise in both construction and property, you’ll be uniquely positioned for employment in commercial, industrial or residential property development. You’ll also be equipped for roles in property valuation and management, and may seek employment as a construction manager, private or government valuer, property advisor, estimator, project manager, facility manager or quantity surveyor.

The course is professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means you’ll be getting an education that meets industry standards and the expectations of employers. 

As a graduate you’ll be eligible for membership to the Australian Property Institute (API) as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) – recognised nationally, this certification is required by anyone intending to work as a valuer.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (S346) must be satisfied.


Year 1 -Trimester 1

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)

  • Introduction to Property MMP111

  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101

  • Law for Commerce MLC101

  • Building Materials Science SRT153
  • Year 1 -Trimester 2

  • Economic Principles MAE101

  • Property Law and Practice MMP121

  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Property Investment MMP212

  • Project Management 1 SRM181

  • Statutory Valuation MMP211

  • Property Economics MMP213
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Property Management MMP221

  • Advanced Property Development MMP222

  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Advanced Property Analysis MMP321

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Advanced Property Valuation MMP311

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259

  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Year 5 - Trimester 1

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Introduction to Construction Research SRR401

  • Professional Practice SRM489
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 5 - Trimester 2

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Construction Research Thesis SRR402 (2cp)
  • 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). Students are advised to discuss alternative exit options with a course adviser when selecting electives.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) / Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400510291 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    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

    Trimester 2 - July

    * Students are able to commence this course at either Burwood (Melbourne) or Waterfront (Geelong). 

    Delivery is at both campuses and students will be required to undertake units of study from both the Geelong Waterfront Campus and the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Students should seek advice from their course advisor prior to the commencement of their course.

    This course is not available to international students.

    Please note that all property and real estate units are also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

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

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.


    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’ll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement 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)
    $10,279 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.

    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

    Graduates may find employment as construction managers, property developers, private or government valuers, property advisors, estimators, project managers, facility managers or quantity surveyors.   Graduates are able to specialise in all facets of the construction management and property and real estate markets including commercial, industrial and residential property.

    Professional recognition

    Both single degree courses are professionally accredited by multiple professional bodies, including Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Australian Property Institution (API) for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) status.

    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.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    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.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you're only applying for one course.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

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    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply

    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.

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    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

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