Bachelor of Construction Management

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2607.8

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 is 2016 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 2015, please refer to: 2607.7 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 2607.6 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2013, please refer to: 2607.5 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2010 to 2012, please refer to: 2607.4 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2009, please refer to: 2607.3 - Bachelor of Construction Management

For Commencement Year 2007 to 2008, please refer to: 2607.2 - 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. Students will study four concentrated areas related to the delivery of construction projects. These are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management. 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.

The Bachelor of Construction Management is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building. Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to Associate membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.


Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics, Physics and English.

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

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

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).

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 320 credit points which include units in the recommended sequence below. Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved Sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

300706Building 1
300729Graphic Communication and Design
300975Professional Competencies
300016Design Science

From Autumn 2018, students are advised that 301061 Construction Work Safety will be accepted as a replacement for Design Science. Students are encouraged to complete 301061 but may graduate having completed either unit.

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

300720Construction Technology 1 (Civil)
200486Quantity Surveying 1
200472Material Science in Construction
300723Development Control

Spring session

300721Construction Technology 2 (Substructure)
200468Estimating 1
300885Building Regulations Studies

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)
301105Negotiation in the Built Environment
300727Project Management
300728Construction Planning

Spring session

200470Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction)
300886Construction in Practice 1
300053Professional Practice
200292Building Law

Non-Honours Stream

Year 4

Autumn session

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

And one elective

Spring session

300725Construction 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.

Policies website

Year 4 (Honours stream - H3000)

Autumn session

200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
200504Construction Economics
300675Honours Thesis

From Autumn 2019, students are advised to take 301160 Construction Management Honours Thesis and 1 elective instead of 300675.

Spring session

300725Construction Technology 6 (Services)
200484Construction in Practice 3
300675Honours Thesis

From Autumn 2019, students are advised to take 301160 Construction Management Honours Thesis and 1 elective instead of 300675.

Sub-major in Construction Economics

To graduate with a Sub-major in Construction Economics students must successfully complete four units in place of the elective units.

SM3029Construction Economics

From 2020, students are advised to select SM3094.

SM3094Construction 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 enrol in 300724 Industry Based Learning and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

300724Industry Based Learning

Optional Electives

301158Modern Construction Enterprises
301159Modern 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.

301089Special Technical Project

Sub-major elective spaces

Examples of sub majors that students could complete

SM2050Property Investment
SM1093Geography and Urban Studies

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 sub-major via MySR.

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