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Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Facilities Management

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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Facilities Management combined degree offers a unique mix of construction and property disciplines of which is a significant benefit to employers. Graduates are able to work across traditional professional boundaries, from property investment and development through to space management and workplace logistics, using key project-management skills to ensure optimum value for money is attained at all stages of the property life cycle. The course allows the opportunity for students to complete an honours stream for the Construction Management component or for the Facilities Management component. Refer to your enrolment officer for specific options.
  • Entry requirements
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Facilities Management
  • Course description
    Professional recognition
    Students qualify for membership of the: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS International), Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB International), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Building Commission of Victoria, Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA)

    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
    A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.

    * The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    Graduates can expect to find employment as a construction manager, estimator, building surveyor, contract administrator or quantity surveyor and often seek related roles as project managers, property developers, client financial advisors, facility managers, strategic analysts, planners and event managers.


    Course rules
    The degree requires students to complete 40 credit points over the equivalent of five years of full-time study. Students can elect to exit after 24 credit points of study with a Bachelor of Facilities Management; also students may elect to exit after 32 credit points of study with a Bachelor of Construction Management.

    Course structure

    Year 1
    Trimester 1


    SRT153 Building Materials Science  

    SRM181 Project Management 1  

    SRM165 Information Systems in Construction  

    SRT141 Building Safety  

    SRA010 Safety Induction Program  *

    *SRA010 - 0 cp safety unit


    Trimester 2

    SRT151 Construction and Structures 1  

    SRE170 Construction Finance  

    SRT257 Building Environmental Studies 1  

    SRT159 Technology Projects 1  


    Year 2
    Trimester 1


    SRT251 Construction and Structures 2  

    SRE272 Measurement and Estimating 1  

    SRM161 Contract Administration 1  

    SRM281 Project Management 2  


    Trimester 2

    SRT351 Construction and Structures 3  

    SRE372 Measurement and Estimating 2  

    SRM261 Contract Administration 2  

    SRT259 Technology Projects 2  


    Year 3
    Trimester 1


    SRF311 Service Delivery Management  

    SRF312 Facilities Procurement and Sourcing  

    SRF313 Improving Facilities Performance  

    SRE270 Building Economics  


    Trimester 2

    SRF321 Managing Complex Projects  

    SRF322 Managing Operational Risk  

    SRF323 Strategic Facilities Management  

    SRM310 Project Planning and Scheduling  



    Year 4
    Trimester 1


    SRT358 Building Environmental Services  

    SRE373 Measurement and Estimating 3  

    SRM461 Contract Administration 3  

    SRM489 Professional Practice  


    Trimester 2

    SRV599 Built Environment Integrated Project  

    SRQ462 Building Cost Planning  

    SRT359 Unit description is currently unavailable  

    SRE464 Building Project Evaluation  


    Year 5
    Trimester 1


    SRR401 Honours Thesis A  

    SRR481 Research Methods Seminar  

    SRM448 Industry Placement A  *


    Trimester 2


    SRR402 Honours Thesis B  *

    SRM449 Industry Placement B  *

     

    * SRM448, SRM449 and SRR402 are 2 credit point units.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.


    Advanced standing - general
    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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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