Master of Construction Management

Postgraduate coursework

Expand your understanding of construction management through innovative practice, cutting-edge research and leadership training.

Key facts

Campuses


Current Deakin Students

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Course information

The Master of Construction Management provides you with specialised skills related to the theoretical, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.

You’ll work in a multi-disciplinary context to explore topics at the forefront of the built environment industry. The course is distinguished by its flexible delivery mode.

The course is available to those who have completed a Graduate Diploma of Construction Management and are seeking to upskill.  The course adds to your knowledge of managing projects, work practices and introduces you to research in the construction industry.  The course gives you an understanding across a variety of roles relevant to quantity surveying and construction management.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Master of Construction Management, students must attain 12 credit points.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 12 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 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

Please note that for professional accreditation purposes, students are required to complete a minimum of 150 study hours for each unit.

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

Key information

Award granted
Master of Construction Management
Year

2020 course information

Deakin code
S791
CRICOS code?
079320J
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 9.

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.

* The course is available at Waterfront (Geelong) to those who have completed a Graduate Diploma of Construction Management and are seeking to upskill, or as an early exit option from the Master of Construction Management (Professional). 

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.

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

Workload

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

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

Work experience

SRM777 Construction Management Practice is a single credit point unit that offers real or simulated work placement.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

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Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant 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.

If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:

Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. 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.


Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance


Need more information on how to apply?

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


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Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Why choose Deakin

Career outcomes

Graduates will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying and construction management with a wide spectrum of employers which include construction companies, quantity surveying, project management and construction consultants.  In addition, they will also be eligible for relevant positions in client organisations in the property development arms of government departments and commercial companies such as banks, retailers and manufacturers.

Graduates who wish to do so will be able to pursue their careers overseas in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Professional recognition

The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), and Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

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

Apply an integrated specialised and evidence-based scholarly knowledge of ever-changing construction industry practices in order to improve construction economics and construction life cycle management.  Develop and demonstrate a complex body of knowledge of construction management and practices, cost planning and control, legal and risk 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, lead and motivate a project team.  Engage with a variety of participants and contributing influences including legal, economic and environmental impacts in construction projects to mediate, negotiate and collaboratively resolve issues and conflicts.

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 legal, risk 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

Apply specialized technical skills and judgment to identify potential legal, environmental and economic risks and problems and recommend appropriate solutions for effective risk management in construction.  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.

Self-management

Apply critical reflection and use frameworks of self and peer evaluation to develop independent judgment, adaptability and responsibility for expert professional practice and / or scholarship.

Teamwork

Apply interpersonal skills to interact, contribute, collaborate and develop leadership skills through teamwork activities, and enhance project potential through shared individual and collective knowledge and creative capacity to optimise complex problem resolution.

Global citizenship

Engage ethically and professionally when working in a variety of construction management situations through concern for legal, economic, environmental and social risks both nationally and globally.

Approved by Faculty Board 27 June 2019

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