Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
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 estimating, quantity 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.

Indicative student workload

You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, 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.

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

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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.

  • Develop a broad and coherent knowledge of construction materials, structures, construction practices, estimating, cost planning, regulatory, legal, construction economics and construction management frameworks to manage construction projects.

 

  • Integrate knowledge of technology, management, economics, regulatory and legal systems in implementing a construction project from small residential to large complex and highrise buildings.
  •  Integrate well-developed knowledge of contextual factors that impact on construction management including regulatory requirements, industry environment, professional practice and sustainability to finalise construction management decisions.
  • Acquire and apply research skills to initiate and formulate a research plan and undertake research that contributes to scholarly knowledge, based on current research directions.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • 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.

 

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies including building information modelling to locate, select, analyse, use, evaluate, and disseminate a variety of information.

 

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment to identify and evaluate appropriate principles and procedures in technology, law, management and economics for construction projects.

 

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply analytical thinking and judgment to make decisions to identify a variety of problems and recommend solutions related to technology, law, management and economics for construction projects.
  • Generate solutions to construction management problems using a framework of accountability and professional practice in the construction industry environment.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Use appropriate strategies including reflective evaluation to develop independence and demonstrate responsibility for professional learning.

7.  Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work in multidisciplinary teams and develop leadership skills to manage construction projects and use appropriate team processes to collaborate, communicate, and negotiate solutions.

8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Engage ethically and productively with diverse stakeholders, communities and cultures in the global construction industry.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

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 Management Systems

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRE272Building Measurement

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM181Project Management 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRQ301Building Cost Planning

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3


 Year 3 - Trimester 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRE302Building Measurement and Estimating

SRT358Building Environmental Services

plus one elective unit

Year 3 - Trimester 2

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRQ460Quantity Surveying Practice

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 Management Systems

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2

Year 1 - Trimester 3

SRM181Project Management 1

plus three elective units


Year 2 - Trimester 1

SRE272Building Measurement

SRM161Contract Administration 1

SRM281Project Management 2

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

Year 2 - Trimester 2

SRQ301Building Cost Planning

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

Year 2 - Trimester 3

SRE302Building Measurement and Estimating

SRM310Project Planning and Scheduling

SRM381Project Management 3

SRQ460Quantity Surveying Practice


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).

Work experience

You can apply to undertake a discipline specific industry placement as an elective option as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.