Master of Construction Management
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 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|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,600 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||079320J|
|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 rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
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
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com for more information about 2016 fees.
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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 (these 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
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
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.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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 Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
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.