The Graduate Diploma of Construction Management uses a case-based approach to learning to provide you with the initial knowledge of the theory and practice of construction management.
The course will provide with a basic understanding of the construction industry and construction projects with the knowledge to commence a career in a variety of roles as a construction professional.
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 with 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, quantity surveying, Building Information Modelling and environmental systems.
Bachelor degree in a related discipline
Bachelor degree in any discipline plus 2 years relevant professional work experience (or part-time equivalent)
Completion of Graduate Certificate in Construction Management or equivalent
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
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
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Construction Management, students must attain 8 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters in a year.
The course comprises a total of 8 credit points, which must include the following:
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.