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Master of Construction Management

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Construction Management
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

1 year full-time (3 trimesters) or part-time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$26,880* AUD
CRICOS course code079320J
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

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
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Construction Management is made up of 12 credit points of study which blend 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 built environment and civil engineering background who are seeking to upskill.
  • Graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree from an unrelated discipline, wanting to enter the construction management profession through an accredited quantity surveying, project manager, construction management 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, Sustainability, Urban Ecologies 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 Certificate of Construction Management (four credit points) or Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (eight credit points).

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Professional recognition

The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Fees and charges

Fee Paying Place - International (IFP)
A Fee Paying Place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status (provided that there is no limitation on study) and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

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.

* 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 annual course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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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.

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Course rules

You must complete 12 credit points 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.

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Course structure

Core Units

 

SRA760 Urban Ecologies  

SRV799 Built Environment Integrated Project  


Choose any ten units from the following:

 

SRM750 Built Environment Professional Practice  

SRM751 Integrated Project Information Management  

SRM752 Advanced Project Management  

SRQ745 Construction Company Management  

SRQ762 Cost Planning  

SRQ763 Legal Risk Management  

SRQ764 Building Project Evaluation  

SRQ774 Construction Measurement  

SRQ780 Strategic Construction Procurement  

SRT750 Sustainable Futures  

SRT757 Building Systems and Environment  

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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.

 

For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy please visit The Guide.

 

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants  will  normally  have  successfully  completed  an  approved  Bachelor's  level  degree (or equivalent) in a construction or related area, comprising at least three years of study.  

Alternative admission criteria for applicants with a non-related degree includes demonstrable professional experience, comprising  at  least five years experience in  an architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, property or construction management environment with a supporting letter from the applicant's current or previous employer.

Closing dates

 

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

 

Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the Faculty application requirements web page for further details.

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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.

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How to apply

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Construction Management (S591)
Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691)
 

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