Bachelor of Construction Technology

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrTech

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3692.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 085663B

This course replaces 3635 - Bachelor of Housing from 2015.

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.


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. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.


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).

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

Academic Course Advisor

Dr Mary Hardie

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

In some instances due to resource and demand considerations, there may be a need to rearrange the pattern set down below.

Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved major or sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

200184Introduction to Business Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
300707Building 2
200571Management Dynamics

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 Elective 1

Year 3

Autumn session

200485Decision Making for Construction Professionals
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. At least one elective unit must be a Level 3.

Elective 1 options

Choose one of the following

200503Construction Information Systems
200502Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction)

Elective 2 option

300748Quality and Value Management

Elective 3 options

Choose one of

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

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)

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