Master of Construction Management
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Construction Management|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
*1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$33,280 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||079320J|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||S791|
*Students have the opportunity of completing the course in one year full-time (3 trimesters) by undertaking units in trimester 3.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Master of Construction Management blends innovative practice and cutting-edge research using a case-based approach to learning to provide you with specialist skills related to the theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.
The course is ideally suited to those with a construction background seeking to upskill, as well as those who completed an undergraduate degree in a related area who are looking to enter the construction management profession. This could be through pathways such as architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, property or construction management.
The course gives you an understanding across a variety of roles relevant to quantity surveying and construction management. It is suitable for personnel involved in the procurement of built facilities as project managers, design managers, construction managers or quantity surveyors. It is also suitable for people in government departments and commercial organisations responsible for the procurement of such facilities.
You’ll work in a multi-disciplinary context to explore topics at the forefront of the built environment industry. 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.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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.
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.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Master of Construction Management, students must attain 12 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 12 credit points comprise 11 core units (including 1 core unit worth 2 credit points) that are compulsory.
Please note that for professional accreditation purposes, students are required to complete a minimum of 150 study hours for each unit.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|SRQ763||Legal Risk Management|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRQ780||Strategic Construction Procurement *|
|SRR782||Research Methodology *|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SRM751||Integrated Project Information Management|
|SRQ745||Construction Company Management|
|SRQ764||Building Project Evaluation **|
Year 1 - Trimester 3
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management *|
|SRQ762||Cost Planning **|
|SRR714||Thesis (Construction Management) (2cp)^|
*Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
**Unit offered in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
^ Unit offered in all trimesters
- Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691) (This course is an exit option only)
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.
International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
- Bachelor degree in related discipline (including quantity surveying, civil engineering, architecture, and building technology)
- 5 years relevant work experience (in a quantity surveying, civil engineering, architecture or building technology environment) with a supporting letter from the applicant’s current or previous employer.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the Faculty application requirements web page for further details.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning in your application. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, 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.