Master of Construction Management (Professional)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Construction Management (Professional)|
If you started your course before 2017, please refer to the plan your study page.
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||079321G|
|Deakin course code||S792|
|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 9.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
The Master of Construction Management (Professional) provides you with specialised skills related to the theoretical, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.
Students will be challenged to stretch their thinking in a supportive environment and instilled with the motivation to be independent learners in their career.
You’ll work in a multi-disciplinary context to explore topics that are at the forefront of the built environment industry, including Project Feasibility Evaluation, Cost Planning, Professional Business Practice, Construction Measurement, Commercial Construction Organisation, Design Management, Legal Risk Management, Sustainability and Strategic Construction Procurement.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Indicative student workload
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, 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.
The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).
As a graduate of this course, you will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying, project management and construction management with a wide range of employers, including construction companies and consultancies. You will also be qualified for relevant positions in client organisations, in the property development arms of government departments, and in commercial companies such as banks, retailers and manufacturers.
Construction management professionals are generally highly mobile and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation provides an immediate, readily recognised international qualification. Graduates who wish to do so will be able to pursue their careers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. This course is relevant to experienced mid career construction professionals who are seeking to extend themselves into future leadership positions within the industry.
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.
- Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691) (This course is an exit option only)
- Master of Construction Management (S791)
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 the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Master of Construction Management (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises a total of 16 credit points of study which must include the following.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|SRQ763||Legal Risk Management|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRQ780||Strategic Construction Procurement *|
|SRR782||Research Methodology *|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SRM751||Integrated Project Information Management|
|SRQ745||Construction Company Management|
|SRQ764||Building Project Evaluation **|
Year 2 - Trimester 1
|SRV799||Built Environment Integrated Project *|
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management *|
Year 2 - Trimester 2
|SRQ762||Cost Planning **|
Choose one of the following:
|SRR724||Construction Research Paper (2cps)^|
|SRM777||Construction Work Integrated Learning (2cps)**|
*Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
**Unit offered in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
^ Unit offered in all trimesters