Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

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Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

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

LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Waterfront (Geelong): 60.25
CRICOS course code080117B
VTAC Codes1400415571 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code S346

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

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 Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Minimum Standards (relating to CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • 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 highrise 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.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of construction and property law, finance and economics of the construction industry, and factors affecting the choice and use of construction material and techniques including economic, environmental, health, safety, social and legal considerations to design and manage construction projects.

 

  • Consistently and autonomously use evidence and objectivity to assess, strategically select and apply appropriate construction approaches and techniques applying models, conceptual frameworks and decision-making processes to plan, manage and realise simple to large, complex and tall residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
  •  Independently and collaboratively determine the most appropriate construction solutions using a well-developed knowledge of factors that impact on construction management taking into account regulatory requirements, industry environment, professional practice and future needs of sustainable environments to make and finalise construction management decisions
  • Consistently demonstrate the capacity to initiate and formulate a plan in order to analyse, synthesise and prepare evidence, and articulate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts through the design, planning and management of construction projects.

 

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • 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.

 

  • Apply advanced communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate information, motivate discussion and inform construction processes and management decisions together with relevant analysis using a breath of communication technologies, language and genre appropriate to the construction industry.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

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

 

  • Embrace web-based resources, digital tools (including programming and costing tools) and construction management technologies (including 2D, 3D, CAD and Building Information Modelling software applications) to demonstrate the ability to locate, assess, analyse, forecast, synthesise and disseminate evidence-based information through logical exposition of ideas for effective management and presentation of construction projects in a digital world.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

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

 

  • Consistently use multiple lenses including legal, environmental, health & safety, economic and social perspectives to judge information and analyse complex construction problems both individually and collaboratively, using evidence from research and practice to provide reasoned construction management advice to clients or colleagues with justification.

 

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • 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.
  • Devise strategic approaches and techniques to plan and manage the implementation of construction projects by working collaboratively with colleagues and clients, while integrating analytical thinking to identify complex construction problems and using judgement in the process of decision-making.
  • Recognise environmental, safety and health hazards and potential legal, cost and social responsibilities and implications of construction projects including in the workplace and the types of control measures needed to manage them when generating solutions for managing construction management processes and problems.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Use appropriate strategies including reflective evaluation to develop independence and demonstrate responsibility for professional learning.
  • Apply independent management of review, identification and reflection on learning needs and resources, practice safety policies, compliance procedures and follow regulations when managing construction projects; present arguments and evidence with accuracy and rigour in a timely manner, while acknowledging the contributions made by others.

 

7.  Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work in multidisciplinary teams and develop leadership skills to manage construction projects and use appropriate team processes to collaborate, communicate, and negotiate solutions.
  • Respect opinions, value contribution made by others, proactively assist, lead, contribute to ideas when working collaboratively as a team to critically analyse, problem solve, develop plans in a manner that resolves conflicts and germinates ideas for generating sustainable processes and solutions to manage construction.

8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Engage ethically and productively with diverse stakeholders, communities and cultures in the global construction industry.
  • Demonstrate a framework of accountability, honesty, ethical and responsible professional practice by consistently considering contextual and background information, diverse needs of stakeholders, communities and cultures and recent developments at national and international levels.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course rules

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). 

Course structure

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

SRE170Construction Finance

SRT141Building Safety

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRT159Construction Projects 1

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRE270Building Economics

SRM165Information Management Systems

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2


 

Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM181Project Management 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3


 

Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRE373Measurement and Estimating 3

SRT358Building Environmental Services

plus one elective unit

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRQ462Building Cost Planning

plus one elective unit


 

Year 4 - Trimester 1

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRR401Introduction to Construction Research

plus one elective unit

Year 4 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis (2 credit points)

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

 

 

 

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

SRE170Construction Finance

SRT141Building Safety

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRT159Construction Projects 1

SRA010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SRE270Building Economics

SRM165Information Management Systems

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Year 1 - Trimester 3

SRM181Project Management 1

plus three elective units


 

Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

Year 2 - Trimester 3

SRE373Measurement and Estimating 3

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRQ462Building Cost Planning


 

Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRM461Contract Administration 3

SRM489Professional Practice

SRR401Introduction to Construction Research

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis (2 credit points)

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

 

 

 

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

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.

Entry requirements - specific

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.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are 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.

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/students/wil.