Build your knowledge of commercial, industrial and residential real estate and construction with Deakin's combined Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate. Learn about property development and investment as well as the technology, regulations and management of construction projects in a course only offered in Australia by Deakin.
The construction industry is vital to economy and society. Careers are on offer in building and assembling infrastructure, and construction projects in homes and buildings.
Careers in construction include project managers and construction managers, who coordinate and plan the work to be done by construction workers and skilled labourers and oversee the overall operations of the site and project. Professionals in this role should have a bachelors degree or significant work experience in the field. Other hands-on careers include labourers, construction equipment operators, plumbers, electricians and welders who may work directly for construction companies or work under contract for specific job purposes. In addition, there are many other careers associated with the construction industry including estimators, surveyors, contract administrators and inspectors that are charged with ensuring proper building codes and safety regulations.
While advanced degrees can now help individuals gain the skill necessary to work in this field, much of the work involves practical, hands-on experience and technical knowledge of the materials and functioning properties of fixtures and structures. Individuals in this field typically enjoy working outdoors using physical labour and manually working on projects, and should be interested in how things work. There is a great deal of coordinating and planning in the field is imperative. Many professionals and workers in the construction field may work based on specific project contracts for large companies, small projects and individual clients.
Professionals in the field must work with a variety of stakeholders, including the client, government authorities, planners and designers, and building code and regulation inspectors.
The construction management component of this combined course provides you with a professionally recognised qualification that combines construction practice with essential theory of construction management. You will cover areas like building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation and quantity surveying. The property and real estate component focuses on property development, valuation and property market analysis with supporting studies in business law, accounting, economic principles, and marketing. I want to find another Bachelor Course The combined degree gives you the skills to oversee large projects from start to finish and because of your expertise in both construction and property, you will be uniquely positioned for employment in commercial, industrial or residential property development. You will also be equipped for roles in property valuation and management, and may seek employment as a construction manager, private or government valuer, property advisor, estimator, project manager, facility manager or quantity surveyor. The course is professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means you will be getting an education that meets industry standards and the expectations of employers. As a graduate you will be eligible for membership to the API as a Certified Practising Valuer recognised nationally, this certification is required by anyone intending to work as a valuer.
Programme Structure Courses include: Introduction to Property Fundamentals of Finance Law for Commerce Building Materials Science Economic Principles Property Law and Practice Introduction to Property Development Accounting for Decision Making
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic 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.