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.

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Only course of its kind in Victoria

Graduate with professional accreditation

Undertake a discipline-specific industry placement

Key facts


Lowest selection rank


5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2024 close 23 June 2024

Current Deakin Students

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

Course overview

Set yourself apart with Deakin’s Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, a professionally recognised qualification that combines site skills with business execution. Explore building practice, technology, economics and law, property market analysis and valuation. Learn how to drive growth and make strong commercial decisions, understand regulations and manage construction projects of any size.

Developed in consultation with industry, this unique combined degree gives you access to professional networks and teaching staff who are highly experienced in their field. Coupled with invaluable opportunities for discipline-specific work placements, you can be confident you will graduate with the practical knowledge, skills and expertise employers look for.

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

Graduate with a complementary skill set that will give you a competitive edge in the construction management and property industry, opening doors to diverse career pathways.

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 will cover will include:

  • building economics and law
  • building practice
  • building technology
  • measurement and estimating
  • project management
  • quantity surveying
  • digital construction
  • sustainable built environment.

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.

In this competitive industry, connections can be everything. You will learn from teachers who are experienced in their fields, benefiting from the latest ideas and strategies and their existing professional networks. Plus, you will develop your own industry connections, with work placement opportunities where you will gain valuable, hands-on experience in this dynamic industry.

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

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Course information

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

2024 course information

VTAC code
1400410291 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain 40 credit points.

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:

  • 15 core units and 1 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course elective from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
  • 23 core units (24 credit points) from the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.


Construction Management core units credit points


Property and Real estate core units


Work Integrated Learning units




Year 1 -Trimester 1

  • Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)
  • Academic Integrity Module (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Property
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Law for Commerce
  • Building Materials Science
  • Year 1 -Trimester 2

  • Economic Principles
  • Property Law and Practice #
  • Introduction to Property Development
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • # This unit was previously coded MMP121

    Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Property Investment
  • Project Management 1
  • Statutory Valuation
  • Property Economics
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2
  • Property Management
  • Advanced Property Development ~
  • Construction and Structures 1
  • ~ This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Advanced Property Analysis
  • Building Measurement
  • Construction and Structures 2
  • Sustainable Property Construction
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Advanced Property Valuation
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Building Cost Planning
  • Construction and Structures 3
  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Building Safety
  • Career Tools for Employability (0 credit points)
  • Project Management 2
  • Building Measurement and Estimating
  • plus one WIL unit from

  • Consultancy Experience
  • Internship
  • International Consultancy Experience
  • Note: Students WIL experience should relate to their field of study and career aspirations in property and real estate.

    Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Construction Projects 2
  • Building Environmental Studies
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Project Management 3

  • Year 5 - Trimester 1

  • Building Environmental Services
  • Introduction to Construction Research
  • Contract Administration 3
  • Professional Practice
  • Year 5 - Trimester 2

  • Built Environment Integrated Research
  • Building Development Appraisal
  • Construction Research Thesis (2cp)
  • Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:

      *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.

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:

      *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.

    * Students can 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 online.

    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

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


    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include lectures, 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.

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    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    Current or recent secondary education

    If you’re currently studying Year 12, or completed Year 12 in the last two years, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    Year 12 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


    • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an unadjusted ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent

    Higher education

    If you have undertaken higher education studies after secondary schooling, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    • successful completion of at least two bachelor level or above units (AQF Level 7 or equivalent)

    Vocational education

    If you have undertaken any Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, you will need to meet at least one of following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    • completion of a certificate IV or higher in a related discipline
    • completion of a diploma or higher in any discipline
    • at least 50% completion of a diploma or higher in a related discipline

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago, or did not finish Year 12, and have not undertaken any further study, you may be considered for admission to this degree based on your work, volunteer and/or life experience.

    Submit a personal statement outlining your motivation to study, previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression. Think of it as a job application cover letter – it should be relevant and demonstrate your commitment and interest in this course or study area.

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English Units 3 and 4: Study score of 25 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 20 in any other English
    • IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
    • other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)

    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 Deakin courses and how we compare to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning. We're also committed to admissions transparency. Read about our first intake of 2023 students (PDF, 354KB) – their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Not sure if you can get into Deakin? Discover the different entry pathways we offer and study options available to you, no matter your ATAR or education history.

    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 - (CSP)?
    $14,419 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    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 on our Current students fees website.

    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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    Entry pathways

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    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.

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    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
    • facilities manager
    • owners corporation manager
    • portfolio manager
    • property advisor
    • property developer
    • property valuer
    • real estate agent.

    Professional recognition

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

    • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • 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 (CLO) of the single degree.

    *QS Stars University Ratings 2016–2017
    ^Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018