Graduates of construction management go on to find employment in a wide range of areas, including commercial, industrial, residential, project management and contract administration. Your future career could take off anywhere in Australia or even lead you overseas.
Organisations that have employed recent graduates include:
- Brookfield Multiplex
- Kane Constructions
- Home and Industrial Consulting Engineers
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
A degree in construction management will enable me to make a different in people's lives as the demand for buildings and better infrastructure grows.
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
Learn more about Katrina's experiences
'Living in a relatively new housing estate, I was fascinated by the construction sites around me and pondered about the work which was occurring behind the scenes. I chose this area of study because I wanted to be able to bring positive change to communities through the built environment. I believe the built environment really does shape the overall wellbeing of society; it changes the way people feel in their surrounds, their quality of life and their ability to undertake business operations.
The construction management course incorporates many aspects I enjoy learning about, and touches on a range of disciplines which always keeps learning interesting. My subjects have incorporated elements of business, law, science, maths and environmental science, but are all specifically studied in terms of the construction industry.
I was able to visit the new Geelong Waterfront student accommodation during its construction phase. Although it was only a brief look around, the site visit gave me the chance to apply my learning. It was interesting to hear about their progress and their remaining plans for the completion of the building.'
At Deakin, construction management and architecture students work together. This unique multidisciplinary approach to learning gives our graduates an industry advantage – experience working with allied professions, just like you will in the real world.
Fast-track your degree
Finish your degree early and beat graduates from other universities to your dream career. The Construction Management (Honours) and combined Design (Architecture)/Construction Management (Honours) degrees can be fast-tracked by taking selected units in Trimester 3.
The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is professionally accredited by Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Plus, it’s recognised for practice in over 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.
Research with us
The School of Architecture and Built Environment operates an interdisciplinary research program. Our staff are active researchers who work with built professions and governments, and on consultancy-based projects. This direct connection gives you the opportunity to be involved, have a rewarding experience, and make a difference.
Take the time to check out our Paper Space Exhibition – an annual expo featuring outstanding undergraduate and master's degree student work.
See why our students love studying architecture and construction management at our stunning Geelong Waterfront Campus.
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