Course

Diploma in Construction Management/Bachelor of Construction Technology

Approved Abbreviation: DConstMgt/BConstTech


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6032.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096982G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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

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

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.

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 Construction 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 Construction Technology.

Bachelor of Construction Technology

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
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.

Students are also assumed to have background in Mathematics at a senior high school level and assumed background in Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

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 260 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 and Penrith Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

First Term of Study

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700167Tertiary Study Skills in Construction Management (WSTC Prep)
700264Scientific Methods for Construction Management (WSTC Prep)
700290Construction Communication (WSTC)
700070Building 1 (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700005Accounting Information for Managers (WSTC)
700150Graphic Communication and Design (WSTC)
700254Enterprise Law (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700252Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)
700071Building 2 (WSTC)
700256Construction Work Safety (WSTC)

Note: Unit 700256 - Construction Work Safety (WSTC). replaces 700126 - Design Science (WSTC) from 2018

Note: Unit 700290 - Construction Communication. replaces 700154 - Professional Competencies (WSTC) from 2020

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Construction 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 Construction Technology.

Bachelor of Construction Technology

Penrith Campus

Year 2

Autumn session

300720Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
301208Building Measurement
200472Material Science in Construction
300723Development Control

Spring session

300721Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
301207Building Estimates and Tendering
300885Building Regulations Studies

And elective 1

Year 3

Autumn session

301105Negotiation in the Built Environment
300727Project Management
300728Construction Planning

And elective 2

Spring session

300886Construction in Practice 1
300053Professional Practice
200292Building Law

And elective 3

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2018 or earlier.

200486 - Quantity Surveying 1

200468 - Estimating 1

Please note

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

Elective 1 Recommendation

Choose one of

200503Construction Information Systems
301062Environmental Building Design

Elective 2 Recommendation

Choose one of

200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
300748Quality and Value Management

Elective 3 Recommendation

Choose one of

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
200487Quantity Surveying 2


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