Specialisation

Key Program - Construction

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3026.1

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


Related Courses

3621.6 Bachelor of Engineering
3621.7 Bachelor of Engineering

The Construction Key Program consisits of core subjects in structural engineering, project management and construction technologies. Graduates will work in the fields of construction, structural design, project management, quantity surveying and estimation. Career opportunities include those in the private or public sector on projects covering roads, bridges, airports, and residential and commercial buildings.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Fidelis Mashiri

Key Program Structure

Full time - Autumn intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300731 Soil Engineering
300040 Mechanics of Materials
200486 Quantity Surveying 1
300482 Engineering Geology and Concrete Materials

Spring session

300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
MG102A Management Foundations

Note: Students are advised to enrol in unit 200571 Management Dynamics in place of MG102A Management Foundations.

300738 Surveying for Engineers
200468 Estimating 1

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300727 Project Management
300728 Construction Planning

And one elective

Spring session

300053 Professional Practice
300730 Steel Structures
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

200471 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one elective

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project
300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)
300485 Foundation Engineering

And one elective

Honours Stream

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

Policies Website

Year 4 (Honours stream)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one elective

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis
300485 Foundation Engineering

And one elective

Students who complete 301245 in the Spring session from 2020 or Autumn session from 2021 onwards, are advised to select 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate unit to replace 300675 in their second semester for Honours.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
300990 Pile Foundations
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
200503 Construction Information Systems
300726 Estimating 2
200487 Quantity Surveying 2
300748 Quality and Value Management

Full-time - Spring intake

Year 1

Spring session

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
300021 Electrical Fundamentals
300462 Engineering and Design Concepts

Autumn session

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300464 Physics and Materials
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300674 Engineering, Design and Construction Practice

Year 2

Spring session

300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
MG102A Management Foundations

Note: Students are advised to enrol in unit 200571 Management Dynamics in place of MG102A Management Foundations.

300738 Surveying for Engineers
200468 Estimating 1

Autumn session

300731 Soil Engineering
300027 Engineering Computing
200486 Quantity Surveying 1
300482 Engineering Geology and Concrete Materials

Year 3

Spring session

300053 Professional Practice
300730 Steel Structures
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

And one elective

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300727 Project Management
300728 Construction Planning

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Spring and Autumn sessions.

300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)
300485 Foundation Engineering

And one elective

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project
200471 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one elective

Honours Stream

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

Policies Website

Year 4 (Honours stream)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis
300485 Foundation Engineering

And one elective

From Spring 2020 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one elective

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
300990 Pile Foundations
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
200503 Construction Information Systems
300726 Estimating 2
200487 Quantity Surveying 2
300748 Quality and Value Management

Elective Units

Although students may choose any unit offered by the University as an elective, it is recommended that electives are chosen from the following list.

300706 Building 1
300707 Building 2
300748 Quality and Value Management
300723 Development Control
300722 Building Regulations Studies
200482 Construction in Practice 1
200484 Construction in Practice 3
300762 Fluid Mechanics
300486 Infrastructure Engineering
200471 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)

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.

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