The Graduate Certificate of Construction Management provides you with the initial knowledge of the theory and practice of construction management.
The course will provide those with a basic understanding of the construction industry and construction projects with the knowledge to commence a professional career in the management and procurement of built facilities.
The course has been designed for graduates from a related built environment discipline who wish to extend their knowledge and transition to the construction industry.
It is also suitable for graduates from non-related disciplines who have demonstrable professional experience in construction, through public or private enterprises, who wish to formalise their entry into the construction management profession.
Students will work in a multi-disciplinary context to gain knowledge on construction management, procurement, measurement and estimating and Building Information Modelling.
Bachelor degree in a related discipline
Bachelor degree in any discipline plus 2 years relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
*Relevant work experience such as roles in quantity surveying, civil engineering, property, architecture or building technology environment).
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
Graduates will find entry positions in the fields of quantity surveying and construction management with construction companies, quantity surveying firms and construction consultants. They will also be eligible for relevant positions in client organisations.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Construction Management, students must attain 4 credit points.
The course comprises a total of 4 credit points, which must include the following:
Deakin 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 with Deakin, 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 with Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.