Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.1

CRICOS Code: 049425D

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 was 2004 to 2006.

This course is aimed at providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the building industry, in one or more of the following roles: Construction Managers, Project Managers, Building Supervisors, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Building Researchers.

Practical experience: A total of 1200 hours approved practical experience in the building industry must be undertaken during the course.

Students are required to enrol in the Unit BG311A: Industry Based Learning. Upon successful completion of the practical experience students will be awarded a satisfactory grade.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years Part- time

Advanced standing

Advanced standing is available to students who have completed the following courses at TAFE. Diploma of Building Studies, Diploma of Quantity Surveying, Diploma of Building Surveying, Diploma of Civil Engineering, Diploma of Structural Engineering, Diploma of Architectural Technology - (Credit and Distinctions only)

Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to Associate membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors after Assessment of Professional Competence.


UAI or mature-age entry through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via the UWS website.

HSC Mathematics, Physics and English.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include units in the recommended sequence below. Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved major or submajor for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

BG101ABuilding 1
BG105AGraphic Communication and Design (V1)
200479Communications for Construction Professionals
300016Design Science

Spring session

BG103ABuilding 2
200184Introduction to Business Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
200473Professional Practice in Construction

Year 2

Autumn session

BG204AConstruction Technology 1 (Civil)
MG205AConstruction Management (V1)
200486Quantity Surveying 1

And one elective

Spring session

BG207AConstruction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468Estimating 1
200482Construction in Practice 1
200472Material Science in Construction

OR a unit from a Construction Economics or Building Surveying Sub-major

Year 3

Autumn session

200485Decision Making for Construction Professionals
MG313AProject Management
200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)

And one elective

Spring session

BG402AMajor Project 1 (V2)
200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
200483Construction in Practice 2

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
BG409AMajor Project 2 (V6)
PL302AConstruction Planning (V1)

OR a unit from a Construction Economics or Building Surveying Sub-major

Spring session

BG406AConstruction Technology 6 (Services)
LW305ABuilding Law 2
200484Construction in Practice 3

And one elective


Electives may be chosen from any units offered by the University unless specified otherwise.

Sub Majors

S21058Construction Economics
S21059Building Surveying

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