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

  • Bachelor (Honours)

One of the most highly regarded programs on offer, Deakin's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate offers a professionally recognised qualification that combines site skills with business execution.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
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About this course

One of the most highly regarded programs on offer, Deakin's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate offers a professionally recognised qualification that combines site skills with business execution. From building practice, technology, economics and law, to property market analysis and valuation - you'll learn how to drive growth, make strong commercial decisions, understand regulations and manage construction projects of any size.

Developed in consultation with industry, this unique combined course also gives you access to far-reaching professional networks via teaching staff who are highly experienced in their field. Coupled with invaluable opportunities for discipline-specific placements, you can be confident you'll graduate with the practical knowledge, skills and expertise employers are looking for.

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

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'll cover will include:

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

At the same time, 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

Outside of the classroom, you might also explore opportunities to study overseas for a trimester with one of Deakin's partner institutions, gaining credit towards your course and expanding your connections.

In this competitive industry, connections are everything. You'll learn from teachers who are experienced in their fields, benefiting from the latest ideas and strategies and their existing professional networks.

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

Study locations

Burwood (Melbourne)

Career pathways

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
  • leasing agent
  • portfolio manager
  • property developer
  • real estate agent
  • valuer.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

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:

  • 37 core units (38 credit points), including 16 core units from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, and 21 core units (22 credit points) from the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • 2 credit points of elective units
  • Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Note - students will be precluded from the following two core Property and Real Estate units in the single degree course structure:
    • SRT112 Sustainable Construction
    • SRT214 Commercial Property Construction Studies

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.

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