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Master of Construction Management (Professional)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Construction Management (Professional) provides you with specialised skills related to the theoretical, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.Students will be challenged to stretch their thinking in a supportive environment and instilled with the...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
S792, 079321G
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

The Master of Construction Management (Professional) provides you with specialised skills related to the theoretical, evaluative and research frameworks that underpin the construction professions.

Students will be challenged to stretch their thinking in a supportive environment and instilled with the motivation to be independent learners in their career.

The Master of Construction Management (Professional) offers the opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in a civil engineering or built environment discipline to further explore their interests and take the next step in their career.

It is also suitable for those with degrees 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.

Ready for a diverse career path in research or industry?

Students will work in a multi-disciplinary context to explore topics that are at the forefront of the built environment industry, including procurement, project economics and cost management; quantity surveying, business and construction management; professional practice, BIM and sustainability.

Employers are looking for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced skills and the capacity to start work on projects immediately. As a graduate of this course, you will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying, project management and construction management with a wide range of employers, including construction companies, business organisations with property portfolios and consulting agencies.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in related discipline with a minimum WAM of 60%

OR

Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum WAM of 60% plus 5 years relevant professional work experience

OR

Completion of Graduate Diploma in Construction Management or 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

Career pathways

As a graduate of this course, you will find career opportunities in the fields of quantity surveying, project management and construction management with a wide range of employers, including construction companies and consultancies. You will also be qualified for relevant positions in client organisations, in the property development arms of government departments, and in commercial companies such as banks, retailers and manufacturers.

Construction management professionals are generally highly mobile and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation provides an immediate, readily recognised international qualification. Graduates who wish to do so will be able to pursue their careers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. This course is relevant to experienced mid career construction professionals who are seeking to extend themselves into future leadership positions within the industry.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Construction Management (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points, Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points of study which must include the following.

  • 13 core units (14 credit points)
  • Level 7 elective units (2 credit points)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point unit) as a co-requisite for SRM776 Introduction to Construction Management

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.

Graduate outcomes

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80.6%
Overall satisfaction
85.6%
Skill scale
72.3%
Teaching scale
79.4%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary