Key Program - Construction

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3152.1

Related Courses

3690.4 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

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

Key Program Structure

Full-time - Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300738 Surveying for Engineers
300040 Mechanics of Materials
301208 Building Measurement
300985 Soil Mechanics

Spring session

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
301207 Building Estimates and Tendering

And one elective

* Elective units must be level 2 or higher

Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300728 Construction Planning
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)
300666 Advanced Engineering Topic 1

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
300727 Project Management
301001 Engineering Geomechanics
300667 Advanced Engineering Topic 2

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations
200471 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)

And two alternate units

Spring session

300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations
300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)

And two alternate units

Alternate Units

300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
300990 Pile Foundations
300739 Timber Structures (UG)

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern 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.

301089 Special Technical Project

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this key program for students who passed these units in 2020 or earlier.

300971 Engineering Project 1

300972 Engineering Project 2

200486 - Quantity Surveying 1

200468 - Estimating 1

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