Master of Construction Management (Professional)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Construction Management (Professional)|
If you started your course before 2018, 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
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Integrate broad and specialist knowledge of construction management practices in the industry and advocate sustainable management of social built environments in urban, regional and rural communities through professional practice. Apply an integrated specialised and evidence-based scholarly knowledge of ever-changing construction industry practices in order to improve construction economics and construction life cycle management. Develop and demonstrate a complex body of knowledge of construction management and practices, cost planning and control, legal and risk management in order to manage construction companies and projects.
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. Engage with a variety of participants and contributing influences including legal, economic and environmental impacts in construction projects to mediate, negotiate and collaboratively resolve issues and conflicts.
Apply knowledge of relevant technical tools and methodologies to locate, collect, analyse and synthesise complex information from a variety of sources to prepare cost benefit plans and legal, risk and environment implication analyses for construction projects. Apply knowledge of digital technologies for modelling and scenario building, including geographic information systems to evaluate and assess various scenarios for disseminating relevant analysis to clients.
Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
Use expert reasoning and analysis skills, drawing on knowledge and information from a range of professional or scholarly sources to reflect on, analyse and synthesise complex legal, economic and environmental influences and impacts for collaboratively and independently planning and making decisions in construction.
Apply specialized technical skills and judgment to identify potential legal, environmental and economic risks and problems and recommend appropriate solutions for effective risk management in construction. Demonstrate professionalism, autonomy and well-developed judgement to independently and collaborative generate strategies and solutions to manage construction projects at various stages including planning, implementing, construction and evaluation of the built environment.
Apply critical reflection and use frameworks of self and peer evaluation to develop independent judgment, adaptability and responsibility for expert professional practice and / or scholarship.
Apply interpersonal skills to interact, contribute, collaborate and develop leadership skills through teamwork activities, and enhance project potential through shared individual and collective knowledge and creative capacity to optimise complex problem resolution.
Engage ethically and professionally when working in a variety of construction management situations through concern for legal, economic, environmental and social risks both nationally and globally.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
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.
- Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|STP050||Academic Integrity (0 credit points)|
|SRQ763||Legal Risk Management|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRQ780||Strategic Construction Procurement *|
|SRR782||Research Methodology *|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SRM751||Principles of Building Information Modelling|
|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 Management Practice (2cps)^~|
*Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
**Unit offered in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
~ Must have successfully completed STP710 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
^ Unit offered in all trimesters
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.