Bachelor of Construction Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrTech

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3692.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 085663B

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 2017 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 2016, please refer to: 3692.2 - Bachelor of Construction Technology

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3692.1 - Bachelor of Construction Technology

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.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

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.


Assumed knowledge required: Normal Western Sydney University ATAR score with HSC 2 unit Mathematics, Physics and English for entry into first year.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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 applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

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

200909Enterprise Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
300707Building 2
200912Enterprise Leadership

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
200472Material Science in Construction
300723Development Control

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
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

Please note

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

Elective 1 Options

Choose one of

200503Construction Information Systems
301062Environmental Building Design

Elective 2 Options

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

Elective 3 Options

Choose one of

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

Bachelor of Construction Technology students wishing to continue on to gain Bachelor of Construction Management are required to undertake the following electives

200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)

Optional Elective

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

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