Master of Construction Management

Course summary for current students

Year2016 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

    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 applicable$25,600$32,000

    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 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