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Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Develop an in-depth understanding of the business of construction, from economics and law to technology.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
S346, 080117B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months

About this course

Develop an in-depth understanding of the business of construction, from economics and law to technology. Deakin's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) equips you with market-ready skills for construction management, quantity surveying and property development, enabling you to work confidently across projects large and small. With a strong focus on practical learning, you'll develop the initiative and ability to hit the ground running.

Opportunities to undertake industry placements will help you kickstart your professional networks while building on your technical knowledge and skills. You'll collaborate and work closely with our architecture students to gain a unique understanding of both disciplines. This experience sets you up for the real world and ensures you graduate with the well-rounded and adaptable skillset employers are looking for, giving you a competitive edge.

Dreaming of running diverse building projects with a professionally recognised qualification?

Professionally accredited by Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this course equips you with the skills to tackle projects of every shape and size with confidence. Plus, your qualification is recognised for practice in over 50 countries, providing a global passport for work in this field in Australia and overseas.

You'll learn to apply construction management strategies and best practices to new and existing buildings. Your education covers areas including:

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

Learning from academic staff who understand the industry means your classroom becomes a hub of the latest ideas, techniques and approaches to construction management. You'll also benefit from their professional networks, which means you can start building your own connections long before graduation.

You will have access to our 24/7 studio and purpose-built workshop.

We take graduate employability seriously, so you'll be workplace-ready with opportunities for placements, site visits, international study tours, exchanges and guidance from Deakin's leading careers service. Plus, there's an accelerated learning option available for this course, so you can join the workforce following just three years of full-time study if you undertake selected units in Trimester 3.

Study locations

Waterfront (Geelong)

Career pathways

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.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 28 core units (29 credit points)
  • 3 elective units (3 credit points) (1 elective unit must be level 2 or above)
  • Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) may be completed in less than four years by taking selected units in trimester 3. This also provides for greater flexibility in your studies.

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

Credit for prior study or work

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.

Graduate outcomes

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