Master of Construction Management

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Construction Management
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

*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 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,600 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

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

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/ab

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code079320J
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 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).

    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

    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 current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.

    * Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

    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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.

    Full fee paying (FFP)
    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 fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

    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 indicative and annual course fees provided are 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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

    Fee payment assistance
    Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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 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

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

    Alternate exits

    Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691)