Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL 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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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

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

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400415573 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place

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.

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).

    Entry requirements

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements

    Students must also meet the undergraduate 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

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.  (more details)

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

    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 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 learning outcomes

    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

    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

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    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.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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

    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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