Construction management


Learn how to manage construction projects and help build a better future with sustainable development practices. Our construction management courses are a mix of hands-on practice and theory, with integrated studies in technology and building management.

Explore your study options

Launch your career in one of the world's most dynamic industries with a construction management course at Deakin. You'll learn from teachers who are experienced in their fields, benefitting from their knowledge on latest industry ideas and strategies, and importantly, their existing professional networks. Whether you're interested in project management, building technology or property markets and economics, you can find a course that will propel you into your chosen sector for a bright and exciting career.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Choose a construction management degree that will get you work ready

At Deakin there’s a clear connection between what you study and what lies ahead in your career. You’ll learn through valuable practical experiences and from academics who are industry connected.

Multidisciplinary learning

At Deakin, construction management and architecture students work together. This unique multidisciplinary approach to learning gives you an industry advantage – experience working with allied professions, just like you will in the real world.

Fast-track your degree

Complete your degree sooner and beat graduates from other universities to your ultimate career. The Construction Management (Honours) and combined Design (Architecture)/Construction Management (Honours) degrees can be fast-tracked by taking selected units in Trimester 3.

Top professional roles in construction management

Graduates of construction management go on to find employment in a wide range of areas, including commercial, industrial, residential, project management and contract administration. Your future career could take you anywhere in Australia or open up opportunities abroad. As a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) graduate, you'll find career opportunities in roles including:

  • construction manager
  • contract administrator
  • estimator
  • project manager
  • quantity surveyor.

Combine your degree with a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) or Bachelor of Property and Real Estate to open up even more career opportunities from architecture to property development and more.

Learn with the best

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally for architecture and built environment subjects. Our leading construction management courses will equip you with the skills needed to build a career spanning domestic or commercial projects.

A degree in construction management will enable me to make a difference in people's lives as the demand for buildings and better infrastructure grows.

Katrina Chia

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Plus, it’s recognised for practice in over 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Inspiring facilities

Study at an award-winning and architecturally significant former woolstore building overlooking Corio Bay, and experience our modern, well-equipped workshop, a flexible studio space and gallery.

Research excellence

Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment operates an interdisciplinary research program. Our staff are active researchers and consultants who work with professionals in the public and private sectors.

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Study architecture and construction management at Deakin

Follow two students as they reveal their passion for architecture and construction management, see our inspiring and cutting-edge Geelong Waterfront Campus, and learn about the benefits of the unique combined degree.

Discover why our students love studying in Geelong

Study architecture and construction management in Geelong's inspiring coastal location. Immerse yourself in a UNESCO city of design, with renowned lecturers, cutting-edge facilities and innovative architecture.

Architecture and construction management facilities

Discover our contemporary and inspiring architecture and construction management facilities located at our award-winning Waterfront Campus in the heart of Geelong, set alongside Corio Bay.


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