Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.2

AQF Level: 7

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 2007.

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 2004 to 2006, please refer to: 2607.1 - Bachelor of Construction Management

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.

Students will develop specialised skills in construction management. The Construction Management program is widely recognised for delivering the full suite of theoretical, practical, and hands-on experience in the area of construction management. It offers a sophisticated, purpose-built laboratory complex where students will conduct experiments across the range of building sciences, including acoustics, heat flow through a building, corrosion of materials, concrete testing, and much more. Additionally, students will be required to undertake a total of 1,200 hours approved practical experience during the course.

There are a number of opportunities during the course for obtaining a cadetship in the building industry in areas including building surveying, construction economics, and construction management.

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 (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.


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

HSC Mathematics, Physics and English.

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

Dr Mary Hardie

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)
300461Engineering and Industrial Design Practice
300016Design Science

Spring session

BG103ABuilding 2
200184Introduction to Business Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
MG102AManagement Foundations

Year 2

Autumn session

BG204AConstruction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486Quantity Surveying 1
200472Material Science in Construction
BG303ADevelopment Control (V2)

Spring session

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

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200485Decision Making for Construction Professionals
MG313AProject Management
200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
PL302AConstruction Planning (V1)

Spring session

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
BG302ABuilding Regulation Studies
200292Building Law
300053Professional Practice

Non-Honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
300536Major Project in Construction

And one elective

Spring session

BG406AConstruction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3

And two electives

Honours Stream

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

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Year 4 (Honours stream - HO2607)

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
300484Engineering Thesis

Spring session

BG406AConstruction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
300484Engineering Thesis

Sub Major in Construction Economics

SM3014Construction Economics

Industrial Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Construction Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of construction management related employment before being eligible for graduation.

To facilitate the recording of such experience it will be necessary to enroll in BG311A - Industry Based Learning (in every year Autumn session only) and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

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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