Course

Bachelor of Building Design Management

Approved Abbreviation: BBldgDesMgt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3727.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 088711G


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 for this course is 2016 or later.

Over four years, this course develops the skills necessary for a role in the integrated design and delivery of building projects. Students develop skills in building design along with an understanding of ‘buildability’ issues, accurate cost forecasting, risk management and sustainable project delivery. The ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary project team and to negotiate favourable outcomes in complex project environments is fostered through simulations of real-life building projects. Students will acquire a comprehensive overview of construction project delivery. All aspects of building design are included: commencing with an initial design concept; extending to design brief formation; project documentation; quality control management during the building process; and finally leading to project handover. Students will be required to undertake approved practical experience during the course. This experience will support and complement their formal study.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time. (Please note the mid-year intake is only available at Parramatta-Victoria Road)

Course Advice

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Course AdviceBcon-Bhousing@westernsydney.edu.au

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.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: HSC English and Mathematics/Science.

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 Western Sydney University via the International Office.

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 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

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start year Intake (Parramatta-Victoria Road and Penrith campuses)

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
301062Environmental Building Design

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
300723Development Control

And one elective

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
301085Built Heritage

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
300727Project Management
301086Design Brief Formulation

And one elective

Spring session

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
300886Construction in Practice 1
301087Building Design Process

And one elective

Non-honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
301099Building Design Project 1

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
301100Building Design Project 2

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)

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
301101Building Design Project 1 (Honours)

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
301102Building Design Project 2 (Honours)

Industry Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Building Design Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of industry related employment prior to 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 Academic Course Advisor.

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

Mid-year Intake (Parramatta-Victoria Road campus only)

Full-time

Year 1

Spring session

301213Construction Communication
300706Building 1
300707Building 2
200101Accounting Information for Managers

Autumn session

300729Graphic Communication and Design
301061Construction Work Safety
200909Enterprise Law
300720Construction Technology 1 (Civil)

Year 2

Spring session

301062Environmental Building Design
300721Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
301085Built Heritage

And one elective

Autumn session

301208Building Measurement
200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
301086Design Brief Formulation

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
300886Construction in Practice 1
301207Building Estimates and Tendering
301087Building Design Process

Autumn session

300727Project Management
300723Development Control
200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)

And one elective

Non-honours Stream

Year 4

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
301099Building Design Project 1

Autumn session

200504Construction Economics
301100Building Design Project 2

And one elective

Honours Stream

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

Policies Website

Year 4 (Honours stream)

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
301101Building Design Project 1 (Honours)

Autumn session

200504Construction Economics
301102Building Design Project 2 (Honours)

And one elective

Industry Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Building Design Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of industry related employment prior to 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 Academic Course Advisor.

300724Industry Based Learning

Optional Electives

301159Modern Construction Projects
301158Modern Construction Enterprises
301089Special Technical Project

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-majorElective Spaces

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

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

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