Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.7

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 2015 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.

Commencement Year 2014 - 2607.6 - Bachelor of Construction Management

Commencement Year 2013 - 2607.5 - Bachelor of Construction Management

Commencement Year 2010 to 2012 - 2607.4 - Bachelor of Construction Management

Commencement Year 2009 - 2607.3 - Bachelor of Construction Management

Commencement Year 2007 to 2008 - 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 or part-time equivalent.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalYingbin Feng

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 or relevant Diploma.

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


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).

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.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney 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.

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.

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 submajor for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

300706.2Building 1
300729.2Graphic Communication and Design
300975.1Professional Competencies
300016.2Design Science

Spring session

300707.2Building 2
200184.3Introduction to Business Law
200101.4Accounting Information for Managers
200571.4Management Dynamics

Year 2

Autumn session

300720.2Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486.3Quantity Surveying 1
200472.3Material Science in Construction
300723.2Development Control

Spring session

300721.4Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468.2Estimating 1
300885.1Building Regulations Studies

Elective 1

Year 3

Autumn session

200502.4Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
200485.2Decision Making for Construction Professionals
300727.2Project Management
300728.2Construction Planning

Spring session

200470.4Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
300886.1Construction in Practice 1
300053.4Professional Practice
200292.2Building Law

Non-Honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

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

Elective 3

Spring session

300725.3Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484.5Construction in Practice 3

Elective 2

Elective 4

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 - H3000)

Autumn session

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

Spring session

300725.3Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484.5Construction in Practice 3
300675.3Honours Thesis

Sub-major in Construction Economics

SM3029.1Construction Economics

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

Specialist unit

200503.2Construction Information Systems

Specialist unit

200487.3Quantity Surveying 2

Specialist unit

300748.2Quality and Value Management

Specialist unit

300726.2Estimating 2

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 300724 Industry Based Learning and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

300724.2Industry Based Learning

Examples of sub majors that students could complete

SM2050.1Property Investment
SM1093.1Geography and Urban Studies

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

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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