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Diploma in Construction Technology/ Bachelor of Construction Technology

Approved Abbreviation: DipConTech/BConTech


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6045.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 103020F


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 2021 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 2017, please refer to: 6032.1 Diploma in Construction Management/Bachelor of Construction Technology

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

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 Master of Project 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 an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study. A Diploma in Construction Technology exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

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

Course Advice

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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull 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.

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 two College Preparatory units.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Nirimba Campus

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

Year 1

First Term of Study

700319Essential Literacy for Construction Professionals II (WSTC Prep)
700318Building Calculations (WSTC Prep)
700290Construction Communication (WSTC)
700304Residential Building (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700254Enterprise Law (WSTC)
700308Building Science (WSTC)
700306Drawing and CAD (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700256Construction Work Safety (WSTC)
700305Non-Residential Building (WSTC)
700255Environmental Building Design (WSTC)

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

301220Civil and Substructure
301208Building Measurement
300723Development Control

And one elective

Spring session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
301207Building Estimates and Tendering
300885Building Regulations Studies

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

301105Negotiation in the Built Environment
301229Construction Project Management
301221Building Superstructure

And one elective

Spring session

301230Construction Scheduling
300053Professional Practice
200292Building Law

And one elective

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 majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR

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