Key Program - Construction

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3151.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

The Construction Key Program consists of core subjects in structural engineering, project management and construction technologies. Graduates will work in the fields of construction, structural design, and project management. Career opportunities include those in the private or public sector on projects covering highways, airports, and residential & commercial buildings.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

Key Program Structure

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs have a common first year structure.

Students choose their key program at the end of first year. Construction engineering students will undertake the units listed below.

Full-time Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300738 Surveying for Engineers
300040 Mechanics of Materials
301208 Building Measurement
300985 Soil Mechanics

Spring session

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
301207 Building Estimates and Tendering

And one elective unit

* Elective units must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary unit)

Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300728 Construction Planning
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
300727 Project Management
301001 Engineering Geomechanics

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300971 Engineering Project 1
200471 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300972 Engineering Project 2
300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations
300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)

And one alternate unit

Alternate Units

Alternate units may be used to complete one of the Specialisation sub-majors listed below.

300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
300990 Pile Foundations
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
200503 Construction Information Systems
300726 Estimating 2
200487 Quantity Surveying 2
300748 Quality and Value Management

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3065 Structures
SM3068 Construction Economics

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern Construction Projects

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this Key Program for students who passed these units in 2018 or earlier.

200486 - Quantity Surveying 1

200468 - Estimating 1

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