Master of Construction Management (Professional)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Construction Management (Professional)|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$24,380* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||079321G|
|Deakin course code||S792|
- 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
- Alternate exits
The Master of Construction Management (Professional) will extend the specialised construction management skills and attributes obtained in the Master of Construction Management.
The suite of postgraduate construction management courses is designed to provide the specialist skills related to the theoretical, policy, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions. The course provides a challenging environment in which you will be encouraged to develop your understanding, knowledge and skills, and inculcated with a sense of being an independent learner in your career.
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 and Strategic Construction Procurement.
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
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.
Fee Paying Place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee Paying Places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* 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.
As a graduate of this course, you will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying, project management and construction management with a wide range of employers, including construction companies and consultancies. You will also be qualified for relevant positions in client organisations, in the property development arms of government departments, and in commercial companies such as banks, retailers and manufacturers.
Construction management professionals are generally highly mobile and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation provides an immediate, readily recognised international qualification. Graduates who wish to do so will be able to pursue their careers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. This course is relevant to experienced mid career construction professionals who are seeking to extend themselves into future leadership positions within the industry.
The course comprises a total of 16 credit points of study which must include the following.
|SRQ763||Legal Risk Management|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRQ780||Strategic Construction Procurement *|
|SRR782||Research Methodology *|
|SRM751||Integrated Project Information Management|
|SRQ745||Construction Company Management|
|SRQ764||Building Project Evaluation|
|SRV799||Built Environment Integrated Project *|
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management *|
|SRR714||Thesis (Construction Management) (2cps)^|
|SRQ762||Cost Planning **|
|SRR724||Construction Research Paper (2cps)^+|
*Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
**Unit offered in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
^ Unit offered in all trimesters
+ Available from 2016
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
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.
|Graduate Diploma of Construction Management (S691)|
|Master of Construction Management (S791)|