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Bachelor of Construction Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrTech

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3692.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 085663B

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2017 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 2016, please refer to: 3692.2 - Bachelor of Construction Technology

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3692.1 - Bachelor of Construction Technology

This course provides the skills and abilities necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the residential construction industry, in one or more of the following roles: Site Manager, Building Supervisor, Estimator and Building Surveyor. Students will develop specialised skills in construction management. The Construction Technology program is widely recognised for delivering the full suite of theoretical, practical, and hands-on experience in the area of residential construction. Students will study four concentrated areas related to the delivery of residential construction projects. These are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management. There may be a number of opportunities during the course to obtain a cadetship in the building industry in areas including project home building, building surveying and residential development. The three year Bachelor of Construction Technology program may be used as a pathway to the four year Bachelor of Construction Management program which meets the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) professional accreditation requirements.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalBrendan Kirkland

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.


Assumed knowledge required: Normal Western Sydney University ATAR score with HSC 2 unit Mathematics, Physics and English for entry into first year.

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. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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.

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below. Students should have no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 units and no fewer than 60 credit points of Level 3 Units.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

300706.3Building 1
300729.3Graphic Communication and Design
300975.1Professional Competencies

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

301213.1Construction Communication
301061.1Construction Work Safety

Spring session

200909.2Enterprise Law
200101.6Accounting Information for Managers
300707.2Building 2
200912.1Enterprise Leadership

Year 2

Autumn session

300720.2Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486.3Quantity Surveying 1

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

301208.1Building Measurement
200472.4Material Science in Construction
300723.2Development Control

Spring session

300721.4Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468.2Estimating 1

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

301207.1Building Estimates and Tendering
300885.1Building Regulations Studies

And Elective 1

Year 3

Autumn session

301105.1Negotiation in the Built Environment
300727.2Project Management
300728.3Construction Planning

And Elective 2

Spring session

300886.1Construction in Practice 1
300053.4Professional Practice
200292.2Building Law

And Elective 3

Please note

Students may choose electives from any of The University`s courses, including the following units

Elective 1 options

Choose one of

200503.2Construction Information Systems
301062.1Environmental Building Design

Elective 2 option

200502.4Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
300748.2Quality and Value Management

Elective 3 options

Choose one of

200470.4Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
200487.3Quantity Surveying 2

Bachelor of Construction Technology students wishing to continue on to gain Bachelor of Construction Management are required to undertake the following electives

200502.4Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
200470.4Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)

Optional Elective

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.

301089.1Special Technical Project

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