Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code080117B
Deakin course codeS346

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 estimation, quantity surveying, building 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.

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.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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
$8,928Not applicable$27,520

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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 32 credit points must include the following:

  • 28 core units (29 credit points)
  • 3 elective units (1 elective unit must be level 2 or above)
  • 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 (Honours) may be completed in less than four years by taking selected units in trimester 3. This also provides for greater flexibility in your studies.

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 Systems in Construction

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 Systems in Construction

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).