Graduate Diploma of Construction Management

Postgraduate coursework

The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management uses a case-based approach to learning to provide you with the initial knowledge of the theory and practice of construction management needed to commence a career in a variety of roles as a construction professional.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2021 have closed

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

Benefit from a case-based approach to learning and explore the theory and practice of construction management. You will gain a basic understanding of the construction industry and construction projects, and graduate with the knowledge to begin a career as a construction professional. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Construction Management is designed for graduates from a related built environment discipline looking to extend their knowledge and transition into the construction industry.

It is also suitable for graduates with demonstrable professional experience in construction, through public or private enterprises, wanting to formalise their entry into the construction management profession.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary context to gain knowledge on construction management, quantity surveying, Building Information Modelling and environmental systems.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Construction Management, students must attain 8 credit points, which must include the following:

  • Seven (7) core units (7 credit points)
  • One (1) level 7 elective unit (1 credit point)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point unit) as a co-requisite for SRM776 Introduction to Construction Management

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core Units

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Construction Management ^~
  • Strategic Construction Procurement *
  • Construction Measurement and Estimating *
  • Principles of Building Information Modelling
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Building Systems and Environment
  • Cost Planning
  • Building Project Evaluation
  • Plus one level 7 elective (one credit point)

    *Unit offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

    ^ Unit offered in every trimester

    ~ Completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit) as a co-requisite

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
    Year

    2022 course information

    Deakin code
    S691
    CRICOS code?
    0101387 Waterfront (Geelong)
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    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

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    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.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Bachelor degree in a related discipline

    OR

    Bachelor degree in any discipline plus 2 years relevant professional work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    OR

    Completion of Graduate Certificate in Construction Management or equivalent

    OR

    Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    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.

    Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $27,400 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    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.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    There is strong demand for articulation by industry professionals from related disciplines such as architecture, property and engineering.  This course provides opportunities for those people while also acknowledging their prior experience and knowledge.

    Students can transfer to S792 Master of Construction Management (Professional) according to Deakin University regulations and processes.

    Further study options

    There is strong demand for articulation by industry professionals from related disciplines such as architecture, property and engineering.  This course provides opportunities for those people while also acknowledging their prior experience and knowledge.

    Students have the opportunity to transfer to S791 Master of Construction Management according to Deakin University regulations and processes.

    Alternative exits

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    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.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Develop and demonstrate a complex body of knowledge of construction management, systems and practices, cost planning, economics and control, and information management in order to manage construction companies and projects. 

    Communication

    Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly with specialist and non-specialist audiences in a variety of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal skills to inform, negotiate, and contribute within a project team. 

    Digital literacy

    Apply knowledge of relevant technical tools and methodologies to locate, collect, analyse and synthesise complex information from a variety of sources to prepare cost benefit plans and environment implication analyses for construction projects. Use digital technologies, including information systems to evaluate and assess modelling and scenario building.

    Critical thinking

    Use expert reasoning and analysis skills, drawing on knowledge and information from a range of professional or scholarly sources to reflect on, analyse and synthesise complex legal, economic and environmental influences and impacts for collaboratively and independently planning and making decisions in construction.

    Problem solving

    Demonstrate autonomy and well-developed judgement to independently and collaborative generate strategies and solutions to manage construction projects at various stages including planning, implementing, construction and evaluation of the built environment.

    Global citizenship

    Engage ethically and professionally when working in a variety of construction management situations both nationally and globally.

    Approved by Faculty Board 28 August 2019