Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Construction Management|
This course is an exit option only
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||S691|
|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 8.|
The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management is made up of 8 credit points of study which blend innovative practice and leading edge research using a case based approach to learning.
Deakin’s postgraduate construction management courses provide students with the understanding, knowledge and skills in a variety of roles in construction management and construction economics. The course is suitable for personnel involved in the procurement of built facilities as consultants or contractors, as well as people in government departments and commercial organisations who are responsible for the procurement of such facilities.
The courses have been designed to suit the needs of two types of graduates:
- Graduates from a built environment and engineering background who are seeking to upskill.
- Graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree from an unrelated discipline with demonstrable professional experience, wanting to formalise their entry into the construction management profession through an accredited construction management and quantity surveying pathway.
Students will work in a multi-disciplinary context with topics that are at the forefront of the built environment industry, such as: Project Feasibility Evaluation, Cost Planning, Professional Business Practice, Construction Measurement, Commercial Construction Organisation, Design Management, Legal Risk Management, Sustainability, Urban Ecologies and Strategic Construction Procurement.
The courses are designed to provide the specialist skills related to the theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.
The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Construction Management.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
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.
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3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
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4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
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5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
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6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
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7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
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8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
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Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
Students must complete 8 credit points of study from the following units:
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRQ763||Legal Risk Management|
|SRQ780||Strategic Construction Procurement *|
|SRR782||Research Methodology *|
|SRM751||Integrated Project Information Management|
|SRQ745||Construction Company Management|
|SRQ764||Building Project Evaluation|
*Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3