Course

Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.10

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 049425D


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017, please refer to: 2607.9 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 2607.8 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 2607.7 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 2607.6 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2013, please refer to: 2607.5 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2010 to 2012, please refer to: 2607.4 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2009, please refer to: 2607.3 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2007 to 2008, please refer to: 2607.2 - Bachelor of Construction Management

This course is aimed at providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the building industry, in one or more of the following roles: Construction Managers, Project Managers, Building Supervisors, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Building Researchers.

Students will develop specialised skills in construction management. The Construction Management program is widely recognised for delivering the full suite of theoretical, practical, and hands-on experience in the area of construction management. Students will study four concentrated areas related to the delivery of construction projects. These are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management. Additionally, students will be required to undertake a total of 1,200 hours approved practical experience during the course.

There are a number of opportunities during the course for obtaining a cadetship in the building industry in areas including building surveying, construction economics, and construction management.

Study Mode
Four years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceBuiltEnvironment@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalYingbin Feng

Advanced standing

Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their course.

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Construction Management is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building. Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to member grades of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.

Admission

Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics, Physics and English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include units in the recommended sequence below. Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300706Building 1
300729Graphic Communication and Design
300975Professional Competencies

From Autumn 2019, students are advised to select the following equivalent unit, 301213 Construction Communication, which will replace 300975 Professional Competencies.

301213Construction Communication
301061Construction Work Safety

Spring session

300707Building 2
200909Enterprise Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
200912Enterprise Leadership

Year 2

Autumn session

300720Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486Quantity Surveying 1

From Autumn 2019, students are advised to select the following equivalent unit, 301208 Building Measurement, which will replace 200486 Quantity Surveying 1.

301208Building Measurement
200472Material Science in Construction
300723Development Control

Spring session

300721Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468Estimating 1

From Spring 2019, students are advised to select the following equivalent unit, 301207 Building Estimates and Tendering, which will replace 200468 Estimating 1.

301207Building Estimates and Tendering
300885Building Regulations Studies

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
301105Negotiation in the Built Environment
300727Project Management
300728Construction Planning

Spring session

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
300886Construction in Practice 1
300053Professional Practice
200292Building Law

Non-Honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
300536Major Project in Construction

And one elective

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3

And two electives

Honours Stream

Year 4

1H session

301160Construction Management Honours Thesis

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics

And one elective

2H session

301160Construction Management Honours Thesis

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3

And one elective

Majors

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an approved Major (80 credit points).

MT3036Building Surveying
MT3037Quantity Surveying

Sub-major in Construction Economics

SM3094Construction Economics

To graduate with a sub-major in Construction Economics students must successfully complete four of the following six specialist units.

Choose four of

200503Construction Information Systems
300726Estimating 2
301158Modern Construction Enterprises
301159Modern Construction Projects
200487Quantity Surveying 2
300748Quality and Value Management

Industrial Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Construction Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of construction management related employment prior to undertaking their final year of study.

To facilitate the recording of such experience it will be necessary to enrol in 300724 Industry Based Learning and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

300724Industry Based Learning

Optional Electives

301158Modern Construction Enterprises
301159Modern 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.

301089Special Technical Project

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Examples of sub majors that students could complete

SM2050Property Investment
SM1093Geography and Urban Studies

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR.

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