Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,773* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 03 5227 8301
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/ab

LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
Waterfront (Geelong): 62.80
VTAC Codes1400415571 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
CRICOS course code080117B
Deakin course code S346

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is offered to students wishing to gain employment in management positions in construction and allied industries in Australia and overseas. The course consists of four years of academic study. You will be provided with an excellent mix of hands-on practice and theory and integrated studies in technology and building management, including building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building surveying and building practice. The course develops progressively from the elementary concepts underlying planning and management of building production and technical studies through to the complexities and interrelationships of modern construction practices.

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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 28 core units (29 credit points)
  • 3 elective units
  • 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

Year 1

Trimester 1

SRE170Construction Finance

SRT141Building Safety

SRT153Building Materials Science

SRT159Construction Projects 1

SRA010Safety Induction Program *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit

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

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

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

Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis *

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Project

* 2 credit points

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours): (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 *

*SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit

Trimester 2

SRE270Building Economics

SRM165Information Systems in Construction

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT259Construction Projects 2

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

Trimester 2

SRE372Measurement and Estimating 2

SRM261Contract Administration 2

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

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

Trimester 2

SRE464Building Development Appraisal

SRR402Construction Research Thesis *

SRV499Built Environment Integrated Project

* 2 credit points

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) mode study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

 

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