Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.3

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 was 2009.

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

For Commencement Year 2004 to 2006, please refer to: 2607.1 - 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. It offers a sophisticated, purpose-built laboratory complex where students will conduct experiments across the range of building sciences, including acoustics, heat flow through a building, corrosion of materials, concrete testing, and much more. 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 or eight years part-time

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced standing is available to students who have completed the following courses at TAFE. Diploma of Building Studies, Diploma of Quantity Surveying, Diploma of Building Surveying, Diploma of Civil Engineering, Diploma of Structural Engineering, Diploma of Architectural Technology - (Credit and Distinctions only).

Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to Associate membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.


HSC Mathematics, Physics and English.

International applicants should contact The University's International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via the website.

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

Dr Mary Hardie

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 major or submajor for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

BG101A.1Building 1
BG105A.1Graphic Communication and Design (V1)
300674.2Engineering, Design and Construction Practice
300016.3Design Science

Spring session

BG103A.1Building 2
200184.3Introduction to Business Law
200101.6Accounting Information for Managers
MG102A.4Management Foundations

Year 2

Autumn session

BG204A.1Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486.3Quantity Surveying 1
200472.4Material Science in Construction
BG303A.1Development Control (V2)

Spring session

BG207A.1Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468.2Estimating 1
200482.2Construction in Practice 1

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200485.2Decision Making for Construction Professionals
MG313A.1Project Management
200502.4Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
PL302A.1Construction Planning (V1)

Spring session

200470.4Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
BG302A.1Building Regulation Studies
200292.2Building Law
300053.4Professional Practice

Non-Honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

200471.4Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504.3Construction Economics
300536.4Major Project in Construction

And one elective

Spring session

BG406A.1Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484.5Construction in Practice 3

And two electives

Honours Stream

An Honours stream is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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Year 4 (Honours stream - HO2607)

Autumn session

200471.4Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504.3Construction Economics
300675.3Honours Thesis

Spring session

BG406A.1Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484.5Construction in Practice 3
300675.3Honours Thesis

Sub Major in Construction Economics

SM3014.1Construction Economics

Industrial Experience

BG311A.1Industry Based Learning (VI)

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Construction Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of construction management related employment before being eligible for graduation.

To facilitate the recording of such experience it will be necessary to enrol in BG311A - Industry Based Learning (in every year Autumn session only) and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

Sub-major elective spaces

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

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

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Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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