Master of Construction Management

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Construction Management
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes

*1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

CRICOS course code079320J
Deakin course codeS791

*Students have the opportunity of completing the course in one year full-time (3 trimesters) by undertaking units in trimester 3.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Construction Management course blends innovative practice and leading edge research using a case based approach to learning.  

The course provides students with the understanding, knowledge and skills in a variety of roles in quantity surveying and construction management and is suitable for personnel involved in the procurement of built facilities as project managers, design managers, construction managers or quantity surveyors as well as people in government departments and commercial organisations who are responsible for the procurement of such facilities.

The course has been designed to suit the needs of two types of graduates:

  • Graduates from a construction (or related) area who are seeking to upskill.
  • Graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree from an unrelated discipline, with demonstrable professional experience wanting to enter the construction management profession through an architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, property or construction management environment pathway.
  • The course is designed to provide the specialist skills related to the theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.

    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 and Strategic Construction Procurement.  

    The course is distinguished by its flexible delivery mode. It brings together a range of built environment disciplines to look at issues of true international significance in terms of procurement and contractual options, project financing and sustainability economics.

     The course has been designed so that students have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (eight credit points).

    Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

    Professional recognition

    The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

    Career opportunities

    Graduates will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying and construction management with a wide spectrum of employers which include construction companies, quantity surveying, project management and construction consultants.  In addition, they will also be eligible for relevant positions in client organisations in the property development arms of government departments and commercial companies such as banks, retailers and manufacturers.

    Graduates who wish to do so will be able to pursue their careers overseas in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

    Alternate exits

    Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691)

    Fees and charges

    Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

    Please be aware:

    • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
    • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
    • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

    Course rules

    The course comprises a total of 12 credit points (11 core units) of study from the following units.

    Please note that for professional accreditation purposes, students are required to complete a minimum of 150 study hours for each unit.

    Course structure

    Core Units

    Trimester 1

    SRQ763Legal Risk Management

    SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

    SRQ780Strategic Construction Procurement *

    SRR782Research Methodology *

    Trimester 2

    SRM751Integrated Project Information Management

    SRQ745Construction Company Management

    SRQ764Building Project Evaluation

    SRQ774Construction Measurement

    Trimester 3

    SRM752Advanced Project Management *

    SRQ762Cost Planning **

    SRR714Thesis (Construction Management) (2cp)^


    *Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

    **Unit offered in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

    ^ Unit offered in all trimesters