Bachelor of Building Design Management

Approved Abbreviation: BBldgDesMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3727.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 088711G

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 2020 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 2016, please refer to: 3727.1 Bachelor of Building Design Management

Over four years, this course develops the skills necessary for a role in the integrated design and delivery of building projects. All aspects of building design are included: from initial design concept, extending to design brief formation, project documentation, quality control management during the building process and project handover. Students will develop an understanding of ‘buildability’ issues, accurate cost forecasting, risk management and sustainable project delivery. Students will also develop skills needed to work in a multi-disciplinary project team and negotiate favourable outcomes in complex project environments through simulations of real-life building projects and approved practical experiences.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.


Assumed knowledge: HSC English and Mathematics/Science.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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 the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

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.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start year Intake


Year 1

Autumn session

301226Residential Building
301228Drawing and CAD
301213Construction Communication
301061Construction Work Safety

Spring session

301227Non-Residential Building
200909Enterprise Law
301219Building Science
301062Environmental Building Design

Year 2

Autumn session

301220Civil and Substructure
301208Building Measurement
300723Development Control

And one elective

Spring session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
301207Building Estimates and Tendering
301085Built Heritage

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

301221Building Superstructure
301229Construction Project Management
301086Design Brief Formulation

And one elective

Spring session

200292Building Law
301230Construction Scheduling
301087Building Design Process

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

301231Residential Building Project
301159Modern Construction Projects

Choose one of the following 20 credit point units

301099Building Design Project 1
301101Building Design Project 1 (Honours)

Spring session

301232Complex Building Project
301158Modern Construction Enterprises

Choose one of the following 20 credit point units

301100Building Design Project 2
301102Building Design Project 2 (Honours)

Industry Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Building Design Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of industry related employment prior to graduation.

300724Industry Based Learning

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

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Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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