Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Undergraduate degree

Combine studies in construction management, property and real estate to build the skills required to excel in this fast-paced and growing field.

Domestic student information

Only course of its kind in Victoria

Graduate with professional accreditation

Undertake a discipline-specific industry placement

Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
71.25
Lowest selection rank

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

One of the most highly regarded programs on offer, Deakin’s Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate offers a professionally recognised qualification that combines site skills with business execution. From building practice, technology, economics and law, to property market analysis and valuation – you’ll learn how to drive growth, make strong commercial decisions, understand regulations and manage construction projects of any size.

Developed in consultation with industry, this unique combined course also gives you access to far-reaching professional networks via teaching staff who are highly experienced in their field. Coupled with invaluable opportunities for discipline-specific placements, you can be confident you’ll graduate with the practical knowledge, skills and expertise employers are looking for.

Want cross-discipline skills to excel in the growing construction management and property industries?

The construction management component of this course provides you with a well-rounded set of skills that can be applied in a range of practical settings. Topics you’ll cover will include:

  • building economics and law
  • building practice
  • building technology
  • measurement and estimating
  • project management
  • quantity surveying.

 

At the same time, the property and real estate component will focus on the business of real estate, including:

  • accounting
  • business law
  • economic principles
  • marketing
  • property development
  • property market analysis

Outside of the classroom, you might also explore opportunities to study overseas for a trimester with one of Deakin’s partner institutions, gaining credit towards your course and expanding your connections.

In this competitive industry, connections are everything. You’ll learn from teachers who are experienced in their fields, benefiting from the latest ideas and strategies and their existing professional networks.

You will have the option to commence this combined course from Burwood or Geelong Waterfront. All property and real estate units are available online in addition to a range of construction management units. Online study is the perfect complement to campus-based learning.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (S346) must be satisfied.

The course comprises a total of 40 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 37 core units (38 credit points), including 16 core units from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, and 21 core units (22 credit points) from the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • 2 credit points of elective units
  • Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Note – students will be precluded from the following two core Property and Real Estate units in the single degree course structure:
    • SRT112 Sustainable Construction
    • SRT214 Commercial Property Construction Studies

Core

Year 1 -Trimester 1

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)

  • Introduction to Property MMP111

  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103

  • Building Materials Science SRT153
  • Year 1 -Trimester 2

  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Property Law and Practice MMP223 #
  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122

  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • # This unit was previously coded MMP121


    Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Property Investment MMP212

  • Project Management 1 SRM181

  • Statutory Valuation MMP211

  • Property Economics MMP213
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Property Management MMP221
  • Advanced Property Development MMP322 ~
  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151
  • ~ This unit was previously coded MMP222


    Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Advanced Property Analysis MMP321

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Advanced Property Valuation MMP311

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259

  • Building Environmental Studies SRT257

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Year 5 - Trimester 1

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Introduction to Construction Research SRR401

  • Professional Practice SRM489
  • plus one elective unit

    Year 5 - Trimester 2

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Construction Research Thesis SRR402 (2cp)
  • Electives

    Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements). Students are advised to discuss alternative exit options with a student adviser when selecting electives.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) / Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code
    1400510291 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D336
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    Trimester 2 - July

    * Students are able to commence this course at either Burwood (Melbourne) or Waterfront (Geelong). 

    Delivery is at both campuses and students will be required to undertake units of study from both the Geelong Waterfront Campus and the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Students should seek advice from their course advisor prior to the commencement of their course.

    This course is not available to international students.

    Please note that all property and real estate units are also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Elective units may be selected that may include compulsory placement, study tours, work-based training or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Work experience

    You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific industry placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    The following entry requirements are applicable to current Year 12 students and applicants who graduated from a senior secondary certificate in the past two years and haven't undertaken any further study.

    Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a higher education program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    TAFE experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a VET program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate more than three years ago, or you have not successfully completed your senior secondary certificate, you can use your work and life experience to support your application.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If you wish for your professional, work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 35 in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, any English, any Mathematics or any Science equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 10 points.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
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    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications through VTAC have now closed.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal.

    Download the course flyer

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    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

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    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate with our pathways finder.

    Contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Architecture and Built Environment
    deakin.edu.au/architecture-built-environment

    Deakin Business School
    deakin.edu.au/business

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    Are you looking to apply for this course or would like further information?
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    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    1 of 3 business schools in Victoria accredited by AACSB

    5-star rated university*

    Learn from academics with close industry links

    #1 university in Victoria for employment outcomes^

    Career outcomes

    With this qualification, you'll be able to specialise in all facets of the construction management and property and real estate markets including commercial, industrial and residential property. Career opportunities include:

    • construction manager
    • contract administrator
    • estimator/quantity surveyor
    • leasing agent
    • portfolio manager
    • property developer
    • real estate agent
    • valuer.

    Professional recognition

    Both single degree courses are professionally accredited by multiple professional bodies including the:

    • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
    • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
    • Australian Property Institution (API) for Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) status.

    This course is professionally accredited by industry. As a graduate 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).

    As a graduate you will also receive professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In addition, you will meet the academic requirements for membership as a Certified Practising Valuer.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    *QS Stars University Ratings 2016–2017
    ^Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018
    ** Application close dates vary. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.

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