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Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management

Approved Abbreviation: DBldgDes/BBldgDesMgt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6031.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096981G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


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.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Building Design Management exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Bachelor of Building Design Management.

Bachelor of Building Design Management

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.auau
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

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 340 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes three College Preparatory units

Western Sydney University The College Units

Nirimba Campus

Year 1

First Term of Study

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700201Computer Studies (WSTC Prep)
700167Tertiary Study Skills in Construction Management (WSTC Prep)
700154Professional Competencies (WSTC)

From Autumn 2020, students are advised to select the following equivalent unit, 700290 Construction Communication, which will replace 700154 Professional Competencies.

700290Construction Communication (WSTC)
700070Building 1 (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700150Graphic Communication and Design (WSTC)
700255Environmental Building Design (WSTC)
700256Construction Work Safety (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700005Accounting Information for Managers (WSTC)
700254Enterprise Law (WSTC)
700071Building 2 (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Building Design Management following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Building Design Management.

Bachelor of Building Design Management

Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

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

Year 4

Non-Honours stream

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

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 Diploma in Building Design Management/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

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.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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