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Bachelor of Construction Management
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Deakin’s Bachelor of Construction Management is offered to students wishing to gain employment in management positions in construction and allied industries in Australia and overseas. The course consists of four years of academic study. You will be provided with an excellent mix of hands-on practice and theory and integrated studies in technology and building management, including building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building surveying and building practice. The course develops progressively from the elementary concepts underlying planning and management of building production and technical studies through to the complexities and interrelationships of modern construction practices.
The Bachelor of Construction Management may be completed in less than four years by taking selected units in trimester 3 This also provides for greater flexibility in your studies.
The course develops progressively from the elementary concepts underlying planning and management of building production and technical studies through to the complexities and interrelationships of modern global construction practices. A large number of students work in industry during their courses and graduates are given opportunities to play leading roles in teams designing and managing large projects.
This course is professionally accredited by industry. As a graduate of this course you will have completed the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is recognised for practice in over 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Construction Management you may find employment as a construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms. Opportunities also exist in the property and facilities divisions of companies that are responsible for large property portfolios.
Deakin's Waterfront Campus is situated on the edge of the Geelong CBD on beautiful Corio Bay. It is located close to Geelong's main train station, about 50 minutes by car or train from Melbourne, and a short drive from Victoria's famous Surf Coast. The school is housed in a stunning, heritage-listed complex that has received three Australian Institute of Architects awards for conservation, merit and recycling.
Industry-based units in the course allow you to experience workplace culture and practices, explore career options and develop professional networks. You will learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics. Construction projects need managers with good skills in: problem solving, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, teamwork and communication. This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and refine these skills with real world challenges.
At Deakin, you start learning about construction straight away and do not have to limit yourself to one specialisation. This offers graduates the option of a range of careers, as a construction project manager, estimator, contract administrator or quantity surveyor.
Deakin offers a distinctive Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management combined degree followed by the Master of Architecture (Design). Graduates are likely to be offered extremely lucrative careers in the built environment field with many options in areas of architecture and project management.
For more information refer to the Deakin course search website.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
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