Bachelor of Construction Management

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Construction Management
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001837B
Deakin course codeS346

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Construction Management is offered to students wishing to gain employment in management positions in construction and allied industries in Australia and overseas. The course consists of four years of academic study. You will be provided with an excellent mix of hands-on practice and theory and integrated studies in technology and building management, including building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building surveying and building practice. The course develops progressively from the elementary concepts underlying planning and management of building production and technical studies through to the complexities and interrelationships of modern construction practices.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 28 core units
  • Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Level 3 units – at least 6 credit points
  • Level 1 units – no more than 10 credit points

The Bachelor of Construction Management may be completed in less than four years by taking selected units in trimester 3, This also provides for greater flexibility in your studies.

The Bachelor of Construction Management may be awarded at pass or honours level.  Normally an overall level of academic performance at 60% or greater is required to be eligible for honours.

Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

SRM181Project Management 1

SRT141Building Safety

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRT159Construction Projects 1

SRA010Safety Induction Program *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit

Trimester 2

SRE170Construction Finance

SRM165Information Systems in Construction

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Year 2

Trimester 1

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Trimester 2

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

Year 3

Trimester 1

SRE270Building Economics

SRE373Measurement and Estimating 3

SRT358Building Environmental Services

plus one elective unit

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

Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis *

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

* 2 credit points

Bachelor of Construction Management: (accelerated program)

The Bachelor of Construction Management may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in trimester 3 the course may be completed in three years. Students enrol in the same course and course code as the normal program and entirely at their option, enrol in the units offered in that period.

Year 1

Trimester 1

SRM181Project Management 1

SRT141Building Safety

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRT159Construction Projects 1

SRA010Safety Induction Program *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit

Trimester 2

SRE170Construction Finance

SRM165Information Systems in Construction

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Trimester 3

SRE270Building Economics

SRT358Building Environmental Services

plus two elective units

Year 2

Trimester 1

SRE272Measurement and Estimating 1

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Trimester 2

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

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

plus one elective unit 

Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis *

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Research

* 2 credit points